Lois Lee

Europe’s forgotten “religion”

25 Aug 2011

Hundreds of millions of people in Europe alone are “non-religious”, but non-religion remains an understudied field. To mark the launch of a new journal on the subject, associate editor Lois Lee discusses its significance and its role in defining the identities of the “silent majority” in Europe.

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Douglas Crawford-Brown.

Placing water into the picture for climate change

22 Aug 2011

As World Water Week, an annual week-long global conference on water provision and sustainability, begins in Stockholm, Dr Douglas Crawford-Brown explains how the world needs to prepare for the consequences climate change is likely to have on people's access to this vital resource.

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Emily Lethbridge

Journey to the Icelandic 'saga-steads'

20 Jun 2011

Now mid-way through a year-long 21st-century pilgrimage to the settings of Iceland’s famous medieval Íslendingasögur (‘sagas of Icelanders’), Dr Emily Lethbridge has crisscrossed the country in her ex-MOD Land Rover ambulance on the trail of outlaws, shapeshifters, mound-dwelling viking-zombies, and ordinary men and women who lived in Iceland a thousand years ago.

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Ha-Joon Chang

23 things they don't tell you about capitalism

21 Mar 2011

Author of the recently published 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Dr Ha-Joon Chang studies how international markets succeed and fail, asking what steps might be taken to rebuild the world economy.

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Jane Clarke

From teacher to molecular biophysicist

01 Nov 2010

Professor Jane Clarke’s laboratory was one of the first in the world to combine atomic force microscopy with protein engineering to ‘visualise’ the mechanical unfolding of a single protein at the molecular level.

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Book of Old Times

The uncensored Jane Austen

30 May 2010

The early works of Jane Austen may not be as well remembered as her six novels, but as Janet Todd explained, they reveal a sense of the absurd which helps us to understand both the young writer and the mind behind her best-known work.

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Sharon Peacock

Superbug detective

01 May 2010

The expertise of Cambridge's new Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Sharon Peacock, is helping to drive a programme of research that will track and block routes of transmission for superbugs.

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 Professor Jaideep Prabhu

India and the global knowledge economy

01 Jan 2010

Jaideep Prabhu is the first Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, which was endowed by the Government of India, and is Director of the Centre for India' Global Business at Judge Business School. With a passion for understanding and promoting India's place in shaping the global knowledge economy, he leads an important component of the University's long-standing partnership with India.

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Abigail Brundin

A fresh look at the ‘grand narratives’ of literary history

01 Aug 2009

Renaissance scholar Dr Abigail Brundin, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Italian, has been awarded an ‘I Tatti’ Fellowship from Harvard University, enabling her to spend time exploring 16th- and 17th-century Florentine archives. She hopes to shed light on a turbulent period in Italy’s literary history, when poets and writers laboured in the face of religious censorship.

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David Mackay

Without the hot air

01 May 2009

Internationally known for his work on information theory, machine learning and novel forms of communication, Professor David MacKay has devoted much of his time recently to public teaching about energy. His well-received book Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air was published in December 2008

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