The rise and fall of the Celtic language

03 July 2003
New research suggests that the Celtic language became a distinct language and was introduced to the British Isles much earlier than originally believed. Dr Peter Forster at the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and Dr Alfred Toth at the University of Zurich have used Celtic language inscriptions to reconstruct the history of the language and its position in the Indo-European family of languages.
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Breaking the Barriers of Science

01 July 2003
The University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Astronomy are exploring the ancient and ultrasmall at this year’s Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. The exhibition, being held until tomorrow (3 July), provides hands-on, approachable, interactive exhibits that have many applications in the real world.
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Open House

30 June 2003

Nearly 400 school students from around the country will be arriving in Cambridge throughout July and August, for the University’s annual series of free summer schools.

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Signs of life

27 June 2003
An inter-disciplinary team of researchers in the Cambridge Coma Study Group is developing new diagnostic techniques to assess patients who may be in a Vegetative State (VS), a condition which has hitherto proved extremely difficult to diagnose accurately.
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Sculpture at Jesus

24 June 2003
Jesus College opened its eighth biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture this week. This year the exhibition features works by Rachel Whiteread, Eilis O'Connell, Alison Wilding, Philip King, Keir Smith, Steven Gregory, Peter Hide and Steve Dilworth.
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Honorary Degree Ceremony 2003

23 June 2003

The Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, conferred honorary degrees at a traditional ceremony in the University’s Senate-House yesterday (Monday 23 June 2003).

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed

16 June 2003
Professor Tony Minson has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor for three years from 1 August 2003. A Fellow of Wolfson College, Professor Minson is Chairman of the Council of the School of Biological Sciences, a position he has held since 2001.
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Building a brighter future for cancer research

11 June 2003
Work has started on a new state-of-the-art cancer research centre in Cambridge, re-enforcing it as a world leader in the field. The new centre is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK and Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust.
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Start of May Bumps

10 June 2003
Yesterday (Wednesday 11 June) marked the start of the May Bumps, a traditional four day rowing competition between the college boat clubs of the University of Cambridge.
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