Spotlight on: IT

05 Feb 2016

Information technology plays a vital role in today’s research, teaching and administration. The University’s Director of Information Services explains how Cambridge is shaping up.

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The amazing axon adventure

05 Feb 2016

How does the brain make connections, and how does it maintain them? Cambridge neuroscientists and mathematicians are using a variety of techniques to understand how the brain ‘wires up’, and what it might be able to tell us about degeneration in later life.

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Spotlight on: alternative meeting spaces

29 Jan 2016

Meeting space may be at a premium at the University but Cambridge has a cornucopia of cafes and open spaces that can be a great alternative to departments and colleges. Staff from across the University share some of their favorite spots.

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Tackling inequality in computer science

26 Jan 2016

Riaz Moola is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing a master's in Technology Policy, but he also runs a company which aims to revolutionise the study of Computer Science in South Africa.

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King’s College Chapel: an architectural masterpiece and the man who told its story

16 Dec 2015

Five hundred years ago the masons working on one of the world’s most famous buildings completed the stonework of a chapel conceived some 70 years earlier. For several decades, King’s College Chapel had stood partially built in the heart of Cambridge. The story of the chapel is told in riveting detail by John Saltmarsh, who died in 1974 before completing his magnum opus.

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Z is for Zebrafish

25 Nov 2015

The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, Z is for Zebrafish as we talk to eminent immunologist Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan about her research into new ways of treating tuberculosis.

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Y is for Yak

18 Nov 2015

The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge’s connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, Y is for Yak: an animal that is an integral part of high-altitude livelihoods throughout the Himalayas, Tibet and Central Asia.

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