Putting plants under the microscope

18 June 2021

Advanced microscopes at the University’s Sainsbury Laboratory are revealing the potential of plants as green factories for new chemicals and materials - as well as their intricate beauty.

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The medical student who dug deep to overcome challenges

18 June 2021

Fitzwilliam College medical student Buraq Ahmed has had more than his fair share of challenges to overcome. Arriving in the UK from Iraq in 2005 for routine medical treatment, he became stranded when the conflict intensified. He shares how his experiences have shaped him – and what it’s like to start university during a global pandemic.

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The power of touch

17 June 2021

As a major Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition explores human touch through 4,000 years of art, Cambridge researchers explain why this sense is so important in their own work.

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The enduring optimist with community in her heart

14 June 2021

A love of people, a passion for justice and a desire to see positive change has taken Antoinette Nestor on a winding journey all over the world. Today she is the engagement manager for Cambridge Zero and the Centre for Climate Repair. She shares why local communities are at the centre of all she does.

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