Cancer Findings Offer New Hope

15 December 1999

Using antibodies to detect cancerous cells may be the way forward in the detection of cervical and other cancers. This is the ground-breaking finding of Dr Gareth Williams and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research Campaign Institute.

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New Master for Trinity Hall

14 December 1999
A new Master will be taking over at Trinity Hall. Professor Peter Frederick Clarke, M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D., F.B.A., has been chosen by the Fellows to replace Sir John Lyons when he retires in September 2000 after fifteen years as Master.
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New Funding For Chinese Studies

07 December 1999

A grant of £750,000 has been awarded to the Faculty of Oriental Studies to fund a new M.Phil course in Chinese Studies. Three new lecturers and a senior language teaching officer will be appointed.

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Lowest Drop Out Rates for Cambridge

03 December 1999
The first complete survey of student completion and background published by HEFCE shows that Cambridge University has the lowest drop-out rate of all Universities at 1%. The benchmark set by the Government for drop-out projections was 6%, and Cambridge's closest statistically valid comparison, Oxford University, also achieved a low drop-out of 2%.
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Cambridge-MIT Partnership Launched

23 November 1999
A ground-breaking partnership was announced between the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday, 8 November.
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Statement on Meningitis

22 November 1999
A student from Sidney Sussex College was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Wednesday (17th November 1999) where he was being treated for the symptoms of meningococcal septicaemia.
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