Today (18 January 2002) the veteran Labour left-winger Tony Benn comes to Cambridge to launch the annual Darwin Lecture series, which this year focuses on the theme of power. In his lecture, entitled Power and Democracy, Benn describes the historic demand for democratic control and the opposition which it has always faced in Britain and world-wide.
The Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn yesterday (Wednesday 16 January) announced details of a new Genetics Knowledge Park in Cambridge. The new initiative is part of a national programme to prepare the NHS for the genetics revolution.
The Cambridge eScience Centre will host a conference on Tuesday 29 January 2002 to mark its launch. The centre is one of eight regional organisations set up by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to support scientific and medical research.
Today (11 January 2001) at 4.30pm a speech by Professor Stephen Hawking will be broadcast live on the BBC website. Professor Hawking will be speaking to an audience of distinguished academics from across the world who have gathered in Cambridge to celebrate his 60th birthday.
This Christmas the University is holding a carol service for staff at 3.30pm on Wednesday 19 December. The service will take place at Great St Mary's, The University Church, which is at the north end of King's Parade, facing the University's Senate House and overlooking the Market Square.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced the appointment of Andrew Pollard, Professor of Education at Cambridge, as the new Director of its Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP).