Rethinking the Foundations

07 Apr 2003

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Professor Quentin Skinner's seminal work on the history of early-modern political thought, Foundations of Modern Political Thought.

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Grant to lead UCL

04 Apr 2003

Malcolm Grant, one of Cambridge's two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, has been appointed Provost of University College London (UCL), one of Britain's leading universities. Professor Grant will be leading UCL from October, returning to an institution which he served from 1986 to 1991 as Professor of Law and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Laws.

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Colleges build bridges to LEAs

01 Apr 2003

An increasing number of Cambridge Colleges are forging partnerships with specific Local Education Authorities (LEAs) across the UK, in an effort to widen participation.

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Fritillary in focus

28 Mar 2003

One of Britain's best-loved wildflowers, the Snakeshead Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is the subject of Bringing into focus, a stunning new art exhibition at the University's Botanic Garden.

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Living at West Cambridge

24 Mar 2003

The University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge site is well known for its high-tech departments and the buildings that house them. March saw the start of the first buildings that will turn this science and technology development into a living community.

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Black holes and green futures

21 Mar 2003

As the Cambridge Science Festival enters its final two days people will have an opportunity to consider the history of the universe and the future of the planet in public lectures given by leading Cambridge scientists.

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Mission to Mars

20 Mar 2003

Later this year a tiny space probe, Britain's first interplanetary spacecraft, will travel 35 million miles in space to land on Mars. Named after Charles Darwin's ship, Beagle 2 has been built by a team led by Colin Pillinger, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University, who will explain the background to this remarkable achievement in a public lecture called Searching for Life on Mars - Beagle 2, as part of Cambridge Science Festival.

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Extremes of Vision

19 Mar 2003

Why have we created a divide between arts and sciences? Are the ways in which artists and scientists see the world as different as we imagine? Can we identify common themes to build bridges between the two disciplines? These are some of the questions to be tackled by a prestigious panel in Extremes of Vision, a public debate taking place today (Wednesday 19 March) at the Faculty of Law, University Sidgwick Site, 7.30pm-9pm.

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