Rise and shine

06 November 2002

Medication introduced to help people stay awake, has wider implications than was first thought. Modafinil appears to improve certain mental abilities, or cognitive functioning, without the side effects commonly experienced with mental stimulants, like amphetamine.

Read More

Understanding drug addiction

04 November 2002

A University of Cambridge Professor of Neuroscience is addressing the world’s largest and most influential gathering of neuroscientists today (Monday 4 November). Professor Barry Everitt of the University’s Department of Experimental Psychology is presenting a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience’s 32nd annual meeting in Florida.

Read More

Caesarean delivery of twins may prevent deaths

31 October 2002
Second twins born at term are at higher risk of death due to complications during labour and delivery than first twins, but planned caesarean section may prevent such deaths, concludes a study by Cambridge academics in this week's British Medical Journal.
Read More

New wing for Archives Centre

30 October 2002

Yesterday (Wednesday 30 October 2002) former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher opened the new wing of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Read More

Statement on top-up fees

25 October 2002
The University of Cambridge has issued the following statement in response to speculation that it is planning to introduce top-up fees.
Read More

Cambridge's past uncovered

25 October 2002
Cambridge archaeologists have just started excavation on the Addenbrooke's site where the University's new cancer research centre is to be built. They have found evidence of a major late Iron Age/early Roman settlement which spans the Roman Conquest of the mid first century AD.
Read More

New solution to a smelly problem

23 October 2002
A team of researchers at the Department of Chemical Engineering has commissioned new equipment for producing renewable energy from waste materials.
Read More

A constitution for Europe?

18 October 2002
A team of academic lawyers from the University of Cambridge has prepared a draft constitutional treaty for the European Union. The document was sponsored by the UK government and submitted by them to the Convention on the Future of Europe, the body which is undertaking a fundamental re-examination of the institutional architecture of the European Union.
Read More

Said on Humanism and Knowledge

18 October 2002
The University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) will be hosting a six-week visit during Michaelmas Term by Professor Edward Said (Columbia University). Professor Said will deliver a series of public lectures during his visit linked to CRASSH’s current theme, The Organization of Knowledge.
Read More

Reading the past

16 October 2002
Speaking volumes - 600 years of Cambridge University Library is a new exhibition which celebrates the long history of one of the world's greatest libraries. Images and artefacts tell the story of the Library's growth, from its medieval origins as three rooms in the Old Schools to its current home on the western edge of Cambridge.
Read More

Pages

Subscribe to University of Cambridge - Latest news