Classical classics

06 May 2003
This Sunday (11 May 2003) the Faculty of Classics will be holding a concert to celebrate the success of the Cambridge Classics Faculty Appeal.
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University and RSPB launch 'Sparrowatch'

02 May 2003
A flock of five-foot-tall house sparrows, will descend at the fountain of the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden today. The sparrow flock is launching the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' (RSPB's) 'Sparrowatch' survey.
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ROCK-ART - image people land knowledge

02 May 2003

A new exhibition at the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology highlights rock-art - the ancient pictures made on natural rock surfaces which survive there to this day. On Saturday 3 May the Museum also hosts a research day-meeting on rock-art, a growing field of study within archaeology when the informal CR-aG - Cambridge Rock-art Group, its host - is expected to enlarge and transform itself into a national BR-aG, British Rock-art Group. The British Rock-Art Group was duly created, and held its first meeting at Newcastle University in May 2004.

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Cambridge responds to White Paper

29 April 2003
The University Council has submitted to the government its response to the White Paper on the future of higher education. Prepared after extensive consultation with University members, the response has today been published in full in The Reporter.
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Cambridge celebrates blueprint of life

25 April 2003
Scientists from across the world have gathered in Cambridge today for a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA, the breakthrough which many believe to have been the greatest scientific achievement of the twentieth century.
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Putting Cambridge on the map

25 April 2003
The latest exhibition at the University Library opens this Wednesday (30 April), tracing the key events in the mapping of Cambridgeshire from 1573 to 2003. Unfolding Landscapes: Maps of Cambridgeshire from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II is drawn from the Library's remarkable collection of over one million maps.
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Stop Press

23 April 2003
Freedom of the press is generally held to be one of the cornerstones of an open and democratic society, but what does this freedom permit and protect? This week Baroness Onora O’Neill, Principal of Newnham College, reviews the classical arguments for press freedom when she gives Selwyn College's annual Ramsay Murray Lecture at the Faculty of Law on Friday (25 April).
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Old Testament: new ideas

15 April 2003

The miracles celebrated at Passover and Easter could be proved through science, changing history books, travel guides and biblical commentaries along the way.

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CMI call for proposals

11 April 2003
The Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) is sending out a new call for proposals for research, education and knowledge exchange projects to be carried out at the University of Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The deadline for initial responses is 24 April (8pm GMT/3pm EST).
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Nanotechnology on the horizon

08 April 2003
A seminar is being held today at the University to discuss the scientific and business applications of nanotechnology. The seminar will give companies a glimpse into the future by showcasing some of the nanotechnology applications in development at the University.
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