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.
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.
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.
On Monday 30 April Barbra Chilangwa, Zambia's Deputy Permanent Secretary for Education, will give a talk at the University. Her lecture, The Challenges of Educational Exclusion: the Zambian Experience, will describe how the Zambian Government is working with Cambridge charity CamFed on an innovative programme of girls' education.