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.
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.
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.
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.