Can the past inform the present?

15 May 2002

Today's policy-makers should take a more long-term perspective on contemporary issues. This is the premise behind History and Policy, a new initiative by the University of Cambridge History Faculty and the Institute of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research.

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University suffers tragic losses in train crash

13 May 2002

Amongst the victims of Friday's train crash at Potters Bar were Jonael Schickler, a PhD student at Queens' College, Cambridge and Emma Knights, a former member of staff. Queens' College and Emma's former colleagues have both paid tribute to these two much-liked figures.

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V-C delivers inaugural lecture at MIT

10 May 2002

Professor Sir Alec Broers, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, will be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tonight (Friday 10 May 2002), to deliver a lecture about the evolution of high-tech industries.

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US and them - McNamara on American foreign policy

09 May 2002

Robert McNamara is visiting Cambridge this week to take part in a series of discussions about US foreign policy from the 1960s to the present. Mr McNamara was Secretary of Defence in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and a key policy maker during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

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Bonnie Dunbar lands in Cambridge

03 May 2002

"When I grow up I want to be an astronaut". This is a familiar refrain for many parents of young children - especially boys. But what is it really like to be an astronaut, and how can this childhood dream become a reality? NASA astronaut Dr Bonnie Dunbar will be answering these questions at a lecture organised by the University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative (WiSETI) on 7 May. She will also encourage the girls in the audience to consider a career in science, proving by example that it is not just a job for boys.

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Foundations for the future

30 Apr 2002

A vision for the future has become reality with the completion of the first new building on the University's major new science and technology site, West Cambridge.

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Marlowe at Cambridge

29 Apr 2002

On Saturday 27 April Corpus Christi College, Cambridge hosted a day-long symposium exploring the life, times and work of one of its most famous literary alumni - the Elizabethan playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe.

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Celebrating 75 years of the journal Antiquity

26 Apr 2002

Seventy-five years is a brief time-span in archaeological terms but it is a long life for an academic journal. So it is with some pride that the past and present editors of Antiquity are celebrating the 75th anniversary of a publication which has become one of the leading journals of archaeology.

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Not having it all

24 Apr 2002

Women are being forced into a choice between career and family, according to author and economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Her groundbreaking new book Baby Hunger: The New Battle for Motherhood is making big headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, and reveals some startling statistics about career choices and fertility. A Cambridge graduate, Hewlett will discuss her findings - and their implications for public policy - in two Cambridge talks.

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Plastic Logic wins new funding

22 Apr 2002

University of Cambridge spin-out Plastic Logic has announced that it has successfully raised £6.3 million of private finance . The funds will be used to expand the current team of 22 and accelerate technology development and commercialisation.

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