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.
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.
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.