The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced Clare Shine will succeed Dame Polly Courtice as its new Director, effective April 2021.
He builds human-sized nests from twigs, spins circles in the garden and torches wicker men at Harvest Moon. The music-loving college gardener Peter Kirkham believes that gardens should be unexpected, relaxed and above all fun.
Professor Kathy Niakan talks about why it’s vital to take a multidisciplined approach to understanding the urgent challenges posed by reproduction today – and introduces our Spotlight on some of this work, highlighted in the latest issue of Cambridge's Horizons magazine.
‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls20 November 2020
International development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest children and marginalised girls also significantly improve other young people’s attainment, according to new research that suggests such initiatives should become a priority for international aid.
Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.
Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time.
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has been backed by the Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund to expand whole genome sequencing of positive SARS-CoV-2 virus samples to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves. The £12.2M funding will facilitate the genome sequencing capacity needed to meet the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases expected in the UK this winter.
There is simply no way out of the immediate economic hit of a pandemic, says Professor Diane Coyle, but it is essential to be aware of how the crisis is widening existing inequalities across the UK. She argues that to heal social fractures, we must focus on giving people across the whole of the country access to the opportunities they need to improve their lives.
A treasure trove of unseen writing by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney reveals a vital creative friendship14 November 2020
A unique literary and artistic archive acquired by Pembroke College Cambridge transforms our understanding of the great poets Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney. It reveals that they drew career-defining inspiration from a virtually unknown friendship circle, and a shared passion for Ireland, water and fishing, spanning five decades.
The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe.