Families with a difference: the reality behind the hype

12 Mar 2015

Families come in many guises. Some parents are same-sex; others are single by choice. Growing numbers of children are conceived through assistive reproductive technology. What do these developments mean for the parents and children involved? Professor Susan Golombok’s book, Modern Families, examines ‘new family forms’ within a context of four decades of empirical research. 

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Cambridge animation scoops BFI award

12 Mar 2014

From 12 Years A Slave to Dallas Buyers Club, the films winning most praise at this year’s award ceremonies have tackled some tough issues. Now, a Cambridge-made animation about the challenges of leaving care has scooped best documentary in the British Film Institute Future Film Festival for young film-makers.

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Engineering the Future

18 Jun 2013

The UK needs to recruit more bright, young engineers - but what do young people really think engineering involves? Tim Minshall decided to find out. 

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Alice eyes. Researchers found that most children believe that people can only see each other when their eyes meet.

Windows to the self?

29 Oct 2012

Researchers have offered a convincing new theory which explains why children believe that they are invisible when they cover their eyes.

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