First Skinner Prize awarded

14 Jul 2008

Daniel Luban, a student at the University’s Faculty of History, has become the first recipient of the newly established Skinner Prize.

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Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2006

23 Mar 2006

Seven distinguished individuals are set to receive honorary degrees from the University of Cambridge in a ceremony at the Senate House on Tuesday 27 June at which the Chancellor, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, is expected to preside.

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Decoding DNA

09 Dec 2005

The man who first discovered the structure of nucleic acids will be commemorated this evening in Cambridge.

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellors appointed

17 Dec 2003

Four new Pro-Vice-Chancellors have been appointed to work with Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Minson and Professor Alison Richard, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

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Rethinking the Foundations

07 Apr 2003

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Professor Quentin Skinner's seminal work on the history of early-modern political thought, Foundations of Modern Political Thought.

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Online originals

17 Jan 2003

This week will see the launch of an online palaeography course, which harnesses the power of electronic media to bring the glory of Cambridge manuscript collections to students learning how to read 16th and 17th century handwriting.

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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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Sir John Plumb - a tribute

24 Oct 2001

Sir John Plumb, former Master of Christ's College and one of the leading British historians of the last century, died this weekend in the early hours of Sunday 21 October, 2001.

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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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