Light years ahead

25 Feb 2003

A new centre for the study of photonics opens today (Wednesday 26 February) at the Cambridge Science Park. The venture brings together three groups from the University’s Engineering Department, in collaboration with several other University departments and industrial partners to investigate the different aspects of photonics, applications and materials.

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Queen's Golden Jubilee - 50 years of scientific breakthroughs

31 May 2002

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has been transformed by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The power of science to improve our lives is exemplified today by the news that scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new test for bowel cancer. This could be used for a national screening programme to tackle what is the second most common cancer in the UK.

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Developing technologies - May conference

17 Apr 2002

Speakers and delegates from across the world will come to Cambridge next month for an international conference on globalisation, technology and development. The conference will be hosted by the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA) in conjunction with the Centre for International Studies.

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Nobel centenary

10 Dec 2001

Some of the world's greatest minds are gathering this week in Sweden to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize.

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Charity concert for cancer research

24 Aug 2001

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.

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Educational exclusion in Africa

23 Apr 2001

On Monday 30 April Barbra Chilangwa, Zambia's Deputy Permanent Secretary for Education, will give a talk at the University. Her lecture, The Challenges of Educational Exclusion: the Zambian Experience, will describe how the Zambian Government is working with Cambridge charity CamFed on an innovative programme of girls' education.

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What's On in Cambridge

12 Apr 2001

The diverse range of exhibitions, lectures and other events organised by the University, and associated institutions, continues through Easter and beyond. Here are a few of the highlights.

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