Amongst the victims of Friday's train crash at Potters Bar were Jonael Schickler, a PhD student at Queens' College, Cambridge and Emma Knights, a former member of staff. Queens' College and Emma's former colleagues have both paid tribute to these two much-liked figures.
Robert McNamara is visiting Cambridge this week to take part in a series of discussions about US foreign policy from the 1960s to the present. Mr McNamara was Secretary of Defence in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and a key policy maker during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
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.