Today we are surrounded by colour printed images - from the pages of magazines to the humble baked beans tin - but there was a time when such images were an expensive luxury, available only to a wealthy elite.
Ambassador Stephen Bosworth opened the second day of a major Cambridge conference on the future of the Korean penisula with an analysis of relations between North and South Korea, the prospects for reunification and the role of the USA in Northeast Asia.
Madame Park Geun Hye, South Korean National Assembly Member and former Vice-President of the country’s Grand National Party, opened a significant conference on the international relations of the Korean peninsula yesterday (Wednesday 3 April 2002).
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died on Saturday 30 March 2002 at the age of 101. The University of Cambridge's Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Alec Broers, has paid tribute to her:
"A dear friend of the University, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, will be sadly missed. Her contributions were much valued and we send our sincere condolences to her family".
It is all around us; it fills the universe and yet we cannot see it, touch it or even define what it is. Astronomers the world over are still trying to explain this elusive presence in the Universe - a presence with nothing except its weight to prove its existence. So far all it has is a name: dark matter.
From the rarest metal, to the planet beneath our feet, everything around us is made up of elements. John Emsley, Science Writer in Residence at Cambridge University's Department of Chemistry, will be exploring some of these elements in his National Science Week talk, Elements of Surprise which will take place today (20 March 2002) at 7pm in the Lady Mitchell Hall.