New Fellowship to investigate Venice flooding

16 May 2001

A new Research Fellowship has been established to examine the threat that flooding poses to the City of Venice. Whilst areas of Britain are now facing regular floods, and climate change is leading to higher rates of coastal erosion, Venice faces a far starker threat to its future with flooding now a regular and destructive feature of life in Venice.

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US Supreme Court Justice gives inaugural lecture

15 May 2001

The Hon Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will visit the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 15 May, 2001 to present the inaugural lecture in the Sir David Williams Lecture Series.

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Call for food safety reform

10 May 2001

As the foot-and-mouth epidemic comes under control, attention is turning to the question of what caused the outbreak and how future recurrences might be prevented. In a recent article in the journal Nature Dr Eileen Rubery, a lecturer at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, argued that it was time for a systematic review of the whole food production chain, including farming practices.

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Nelson Mandela receives Honorary Fellowship

02 May 2001

Nelson Mandela visited Magdalene College today, Wednesday 2 May 2001, where he was made an Honorary Fellow. The former President of South Africa received his Fellowship at a special admissions ceremony held in the College's historic chapel.

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Cambridge scientists develop new method for producing carbon nanotubes

30 Apr 2001

Scientists working in the field of nanotechnology have stumbled upon a discovery which could revolutionise computing. The breakthrough, made by a team at the Department of Engineering, could now speed the increase in the processing power of silicon chips considerably, thereby breaking Moore's Law, the axiom which states that processing power doubles every 18 months while the cost remains constant.

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