A darker shade of Pepys

11 Jul 2003

Historians and other scholars have gathered in Cambridge for a conference which will explore one of the great hidden treasures of British history: a three-volume, 1,500 page diary by a puritan priest turned political journalist.

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Grant to lead UCL

04 Apr 2003

Malcolm Grant, one of Cambridge's two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, has been appointed Provost of University College London (UCL), one of Britain's leading universities. Professor Grant will be leading UCL from October, returning to an institution which he served from 1986 to 1991 as Professor of Law and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Laws.

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Albie Sachs visits Cambridge

21 Feb 2003

One of the leading figures in the struggle to end Apartheid in South Africa returns to Cambridge this week to give two talks. Justice Albie Sachs, a Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, was the first Nuffield Fellow of Socio-Legal Studies, at Bedford College, London, and Wolfson College, Cambridge. He will give lectures at the Centre for Public Law and to the University's South African Students group.

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New Year Honours

03 Jan 2003

Several members of the University were recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2002.

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Honorary degrees awarded

24 Jun 2002

Today (Monday 24 June 2002) the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, conferred honorary degrees at a traditional ceremony in the University's Senate House.

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Vice-chancellor welcomes RAE success

26 Feb 2002

Cambridge University has received 48 top 5 grades in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, with 30 departments receiving the ultimate 5* accolade. A total of 51 departments were assessed and none was graded less than 4.

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed

27 Nov 2001

Professor Malcolm Grant has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor for three years from 1 January 2002. A Fellow of Clare College, Professor Grant is Head of the Department of Land Economy, a position he has held since 1991.

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Nobel prize for Clare College Fellow

16 Oct 2001

Dr Tim Hunt, a Fellow of Clare College and a former University Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry (1981-1990), was one of the three scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine last week.

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