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Features - John Milton’s notes discovered

John Milton’s handwritten notes identified in a copy of Holinshed's Chronicles. The discovery makes this one of only three books that preserve Milton’s notes.
Young child with measles.

News - Birth by C-section increases odds of measles vaccine failure

Children born by caesarean section have more than double the odds of the measles vaccine not working. Researchers say it is vital these children get second dose of the measles jab for protection.
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Other - Statement on encampment on King's Parade

Pro-Palestinian protesters are occupying the lawn in front of King’s College. The College and University are operating as normal.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, and more

Festival - Cambridge at the Hay Festival - Thursday 23 May to Sunday 2 June

Cambridge academics will be speaking at the literary Hay Festival in Wales. The Cambridge Series will be on urgent contemporary questions. These include the climate emergency, and the future of artificial intelligence.

Exhibitions - Issam Kourbaj: Urgent Archive – until Sunday 26 May 2024

Since 2011, Issam Kourbaj’s artwork has responded to the ongoing conflict in Syria. This exhibition presents key works from this period alongside a new series that explores themes of loss, memory and renewal.

Admissions - Undergraduate open days – Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July

Book now for our undergraduate open days and warm-up webinars. If you are thinking of applying to come to Cambridge in October, these are a great way to learn more about the University.

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