Polio provocation – the health debate that refused to go away

03 Sep 2013

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.

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Bank renews scholarship agreement

12 Apr 2011

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.

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The 2010 Tanner Lectures

03 Nov 2010

Professor Susan J. Smith, former Professor of Geography and a Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University and current Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, will give this year's Tanner Lectures this evening.

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New Building opened at Clare Hall

15 Oct 2010

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz performed his first building-opening since his installation as the 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge when he visited Clare Hall on Friday.

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HRH The Prince of Wales to become Trusts' Patron

17 Sep 2010

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.

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Tap into Cambridge’s Hay lectures

25 May 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.

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