Millennium Celebrations

21 December 1999

The University has played a major part in making the arrival of the new Millennium in Cambridge a night to remember.

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Human Genetics Commission Announced

20 December 1999
Two Cambridge academics have been included in the government's list of appointments to the new Human Genetics Commission. Professor Martin Richards is Director of the University's Centre for Family Research and Professor Bruce Ponder is Head of the Department of Oncology.
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Law Faculty Open Day

20 December 1999

On Saturday 8 January there will be a rare opportunity to visit the University's Law Faculty Building and to speak with the architects responsible for its creation.

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Cancer Findings Offer New Hope

15 December 1999

Using antibodies to detect cancerous cells may be the way forward in the detection of cervical and other cancers. This is the ground-breaking finding of Dr Gareth Williams and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research Campaign Institute.

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New Master for Trinity Hall

14 December 1999
A new Master will be taking over at Trinity Hall. Professor Peter Frederick Clarke, M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D., F.B.A., has been chosen by the Fellows to replace Sir John Lyons when he retires in September 2000 after fifteen years as Master.
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New Funding For Chinese Studies

07 December 1999

A grant of £750,000 has been awarded to the Faculty of Oriental Studies to fund a new M.Phil course in Chinese Studies. Three new lecturers and a senior language teaching officer will be appointed.

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Lowest Drop Out Rates for Cambridge

03 December 1999
The first complete survey of student completion and background published by HEFCE shows that Cambridge University has the lowest drop-out rate of all Universities at 1%. The benchmark set by the Government for drop-out projections was 6%, and Cambridge's closest statistically valid comparison, Oxford University, also achieved a low drop-out of 2%.
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