Darwin letters travel to Galapagos Islands

21 Aug 2002

"In a few day's time the Beagle will sail for the Galapagos Islands. I look forward with joy and interest to this, both as being somewhat nearer to England, and for the sake of having a good look at an active Volcano."

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You've got your A-level results: what next?

14 Aug 2002

If you are holding a conditional offer of a place at Cambridge, and have met or exceeded all the conditions in your offer, including the grades required, congratulations! You don't need to do anything. Your College will already have been told your A-level results, and your place is automatically confirmed. You will receive a letter from the College and from UCAS within a few days. Please do not phone the College at this busy time.

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Costing the earth - environmental economics

09 Aug 2002

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, a Fellow of St John's College, is joint winner of the 2002 Volvo Environmental Prize. His co-winner is Karl-Goran Maler, Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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New officers at Students' Union

09 Aug 2002

Over recent weeks the new team of sabbatical officers at the University of Cambridge have been settling into their new roles and planning for the busy year ahead.

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Barton on performance and text

07 Aug 2002

John Barton, playwright and distinguished director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, is returning to Cambridge for the University's Alumni Weekend, to give the English Faculty's session on 'Text and Performance'.

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Nicholson at Kettle's Yard

05 Aug 2002

Works by Ben Nicholson, one of Britain's most distinguished pioneers of abstract art and the man who inspired Jim Ede to create Kettle's Yard, are being exhibited at the gallery this summer.

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Sea creatures' shells grow thinner as CO2 levels rise

02 Aug 2002

The first results from a new study funded by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) shows that the shells of simple, plankton-like creatures called foraminifera have halved in weight (from 22 micro-grams to 10 micro-grams) as levels of carbon dioxide have risen since the last ice age.

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Pufferfish genome unveiled

29 Jul 2002

An international team of scientists based in Cambridge, Singapore and California last Friday (26 July 2002) announced the publication in Science of their work describing the sequencing and preliminary analysis of the genome of the Japanese pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.

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Access all areas

29 Jul 2002

The University’s commitment to encouraging the best students to apply to Cambridge has received a boost with the appointment of Janet Graham and Sharon Warren.

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Inflammatory material

26 Jul 2002

A new scanning technique developed at the University of Cambridge could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke, by letting doctors see damaged arteries in more detail.

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