For much of the 20th century, health professionals were locked in debate about one possible cause of paralytic polio. Some argued that the viral infection could be provoked by medical interventions; others hotly contested this theory. Historian Dr Stephen Mawdsley looks at the unfolding story of polio provocation.
Professor Andrew Hamilton will look at whether UK universities can learn from their American peer institutions, in this year’s Clare Hall Ashby Lecture on Wednesday 25 May.
At a ceremony in the University’s Council Room last week Luis Juste, Director of Santander Universities UK, and Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, signed a renewal of the agreement by which Santander supports various student and research activities in Cambridge.
The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Cambridge Overseas Trust are delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to become Patron of the Trusts, when his term as Chairman expires at the end of September 2010.
Can we reduce the gender pay gap? What would a socially just education system really mean? And should our political leaders be looking to Ancient Greece for ideas as they seek to build a fairer democracy? These are just some of the thorny issues being tackled in a new blog launched today, ahead of the University of Cambridge lecture series at the Guardian Hay Festival.