Olga Tribulato as Tiresias and Marta Zlatic as Oedipus in Sophocles' Oedipus the King, 2004

Greek tragedy: setting the stage today

01 Feb 2008

With the curtains just closed on the 40th Cambridge Greek Play since the 1880s, Greek classicist Simon Goldhill reflects on how this creative genre still speaks to a modern audience.

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Bamboo

Wind turbines turn to bamboo

01 Sep 2007

Bamboo – one of China’s most precious commodities – is showing great promise as the material of choice for building wind turbines.

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Africa

Revitalising research in Africa

01 Sep 2007

Following recent funding from the Leverhulme Trust, a new programme of academic exchange kicks off in October in the Centre of African Studies, as the first of five groups of Africa-based academics arrive in Cambridge to embark on a six-month period of research.

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happiness

In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Stacks of Clothes

Well dressed?

01 Apr 2007

As clothes become cheaper and fashion becomes 'faster', how are we to balance our consumption with environmental, economic and social sustainability?

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