Science - who's in control?

20 Mar 2001

Science has a central role in the modern world - in helping us understand risks like global warming and in developing the technologies which underpin our economy. But who should make the decisions about the science we can practise and the technologies we can use - politicians, religious leaders, business people or the scientists themselves? On Wednesday 21 March, the University will be staging a mid-week debate, with a panel of experts from a range of scientific backgrounds.

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Science Week on the road

19 Mar 2001

National Science Week at the University of Cambridge got off to a flying start at the weekend when thousands of people visited the University on Saturday 17 March 2001 for a day of lectures, workshops and performances.

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Celebrating science

16 Mar 2001

This Saturday thousands of children and adults will be crowding into the University's New Museums Site to join Johnny Ball and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Alec Broers when they launch National Science Week's Science on Saturday programme.

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New Unilever Centre launched

15 Mar 2001

For the past five years the University of Cambridge and Unilever have been working on a major new joint venture - the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge.

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Peace through partnership

14 Mar 2001

Later this month Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, the Secretary-General of Nato, will give a Cambridge European Trust lecture. The lecture will be held on 23 March 2001 at 12.30 pm at Goldsmiths' Hall in London - transport will be available for staff and students who wish to attend (for further details please contact Julie Durrant by email -

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University plans for growth

12 Mar 2001

As part of the current debate about the development of Cambridge and the county, the University of Cambridge is today putting forward for public consultation its long-term proposals for accommodating future growth.

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Projecting science into society

09 Mar 2001

BSE, global warming, genetically modified crops and nuclear power - at the heart of many of today's most important social and political issues lies the communication of scientific information. But science never stands alone; when it is presented to the public it is generally mediated through other institutions: the moral concerns of religious leaders; the political influence of governments and pressure groups, or the media's desire for conflict and controversy.

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Sun shines on weather-forecasting entrepreneurs

06 Mar 2001

A host of budding student-entrepreneurs were given a helping hand last week when they won prizes at the annual Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) awards event. The competition is designed to foster the development of sustainable companies from the University. All the participants take part in a series of training events which take them through the key aspects of writing a business plan and give them the chance to network with leading members of the local business community. The winners use their prize money for the establishment of their businesses.

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Vitamin C associated with reduced mortality risk

02 Mar 2001

New research by a team at the University of Cambridge suggests a clear link between daily vitamin C intake and risk of death. The research findings, published this week in The Lancet, support previous research which has suggested that vitamin C may be protective for several chronic diseases.

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