"When I grow up I want to be an astronaut". This is a familiar refrain for many parents of young children - especially boys. But what is it really like to be an astronaut, and how can this childhood dream become a reality? NASA astronaut Dr Bonnie Dunbar will be answering these questions at a lecture organised by the University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI) on 7 May. She will also encourage the girls in the audience to consider a career in science, proving by example that it is not just a job for boys.
Seventy-five years is a brief time-span in archaeological terms but it is a long life for an academic journal. So it is with some pride that the past and present editors of Antiquity are celebrating the 75th anniversary of a publication which has become one of the leading journals of archaeology.
Women are being forced into a choice between career and family, according to author and economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Her groundbreaking new book Baby Hunger: The New Battle for Motherhood is making big headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, and reveals some startling statistics about career choices and fertility. A Cambridge graduate, Hewlett will discuss her findings - and their implications for public policy - in two Cambridge talks.
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.