Lowest Drop Out Rates for Cambridge

03 Dec 1999

The first complete survey of student completion and background published by HEFCE shows that Cambridge University has the lowest drop-out rate of all Universities at 1%. The benchmark set by the Government for drop-out projections was 6%, and Cambridge's closest statistically valid comparison, Oxford University, also achieved a low drop-out of 2%.

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Statement on Meningitis

22 Nov 1999

A student from Sidney Sussex College was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Wednesday (17th November 1999) where he was being treated for the symptoms of meningococcal septicaemia.

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Symphony of a Thousand

18 Nov 1999

By far the biggest event to take place in the Cambridge Musical Calendar is happening this Saturday, 20 November in Ely Cathedral. An orchestra of combined musicians of Cambridge University Musical Society First Orchestra and Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, an excellent line-up of professional soloists, will be joining forces with a combination of University, College and Local Choirs to stage the spectacular Mahler's Eighth Symphony of a Thousand.

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A Critic's Choice: New Exhibitions Open at Cambridge

16 Nov 1999

As the Millennium approaches, critic and curator Bryan Robertson makes his selection of artwork for two rather different exhibitions, opening this week in Cambridge. Kettle's Yard will be showing the critic's personal view of contemporary British painting and sculpture, '45-'99. In a related exhibition, the Fitzwilliam Museum will be displaying Robertson's choice of French paintings, enamels and manuscripts from its own permanent collection.

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