A major fundraising event will be held at King's College Chapel, Cambridge on Thursday 27 September 2001. The Cambridge Concert for Cancer will feature the world-famous singer Cecilia Bartoli and the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by its founder Christopher Hogwood.
Last week (19 July 2001) saw the publication of an independent review of the origin of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) undertaken by a team of scientists led by Professor Gabriel Horn, Emeritus Professor of Zoology and former Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
It's hard to cast one of Cambridge's most enduring stereotypes, the eccentric genius, as war hero. But in fact it was this very brand of academic brilliance that brought the Second World War to an early conclusion, saving perhaps millions of lives, and preventing a nuclear strike on Germany.