Darwin letters travel to Galapagos Islands

21 Aug 2002

"In a few day's time the Beagle will sail for the Galapagos Islands. I look forward with joy and interest to this, both as being somewhat nearer to England, and for the sake of having a good look at an active Volcano."

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Footprints of the lion - Newton at work

09 Oct 2001

The University Library has launched a major new exhibition of the papers of Sir Isaac Newton, offering an unparalleled insight into the working life of Britain's foremost scientific genius.

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What's On in Cambridge

12 Apr 2001

The diverse range of exhibitions, lectures and other events organised by the University, and associated institutions, continues through Easter and beyond. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Fantasy to federation

02 Apr 2001

A new exhibition of maps at the Cambridge University Library tells the story of how European cartographers charted Australia. Timed to coincide with the centenary of Australia's foundation as a federal state, the exhibition begins with the early imaginary maps of the 16th century and ends in 1901, when the British colonies were united into a nation with a federal structure. The exhibition is being opened today (Monday 2 April, 2001) by the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Michael L'Estrange.

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Cambridge man in Galapagos crisis

26 Jan 2001

A Cambridge graduate is at the heart of the battle to save the fragile ecology of the Galapagos Islands from the oil spill which threatens its future. Dr Robert Bensted-Smith is Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station(CDRS) on the Galapagos Islands. CDRS is the operative branch of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands, an international, non-governmental, scientific, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the Galapagos Islands since 1959.

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Arab Delegation Visits Cambridge

09 Mar 2000

Vice Chancellor Sir Alec Broers (right) at Pembroke College with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (left) and the Master of Pembroke College, Sir Roger Tomkys (centre).

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