A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday to mark the start of construction of a £5 million building for the University of Cambridge, to the north of Madingley Road, to be known as The Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics.
Towards the end of their training, student doctors have the chance to spend an elective spell working overseas, often in developing countries. Cambridge University medics, Daniel Jackson and Mohammad Razai spent two months in Botswana working in the eye clinics of government hospitals.
The ‘lost photos’ of Captain Scott have gone on display for the first time today.
As India sets about constructing a metal curtain along the full length of its border with Bangladesh, Cambridge anthropology graduate Delwar Hussain travelled to the remote village of Boropani, which straddles the frontier, to see how the lives of ordinary people are being affected by the tussle between Dhaka and its emerging superpower neighbour. He will be talking about his experiences, which also form the subject of a forthcoming book, in Cambridge this Thursday.
The Sainsbury Laboratory has been awarded the Stirling Prize for 2012.
This term eminent thinkers from a broad range of fields will be contributing to a series of lectures with the theme Understanding Society. Taking place on every Tuesday from tomorrow (16 October), the talks will be held in the Lady Mitchell Hall and are open to the public.
Middle age is often viewed negatively – a time of gradual, uncontrolled decline. But according to Dr David Bainbridge, who will be speaking at the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas, science suggests that it’s a crucially important period of our lives.