The William Gates Computer Laboratory, situated on the University's West Cambridge development, has won the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) prize for high architectural standards and for making a contribution to the local environment. It was designed by London architects RMJM.
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has been transformed by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The power of science to improve our lives is exemplified today by the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test for bowel cancer. This could be used for a national screening programme to tackle what is the second most common cancer in the UK.
Cambridge GP Dr Stephen Barclay has joined the University of Cambridge to carry out a three-year study of palliative care in the community for people with cancer. His research is funded by Macmillan Cancer Relief and he is based at the General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit.
The Centre of International Studies yesterday (21 May 2002) launched the Programme for Security in International Society. This new initiative will undertake a fundamental re-examination of the nature of instability and insecurity facing the global community, in the wake of the recent tragic world-wide events.