Professor Elizabeth Anscombe, who held the chair of philosophy at the University of Cambridge between 1970 and 1986, died on 5 January 2001. A memorial service will be held on the morning of Saturday 24 February at the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Hills Road, Cambridge.
This week Professor Susan Greenfield of the University of Oxford comes to Darwin College, Cambridge to launch the annual Darwin Lecture series. The Darwin Lectures, a series of public lectures run in the second term of each academic year, were established in 1986 and quickly established themselves as one of the highlights of the University's yearly programme of public education.
January - Proteins that Paralyse the Mind: Progress in Brain Disease Research New research by Dr Mari Grazia Spillantini and colleagues at the Centre for Brain Repair is beginning to shed light on the role of proteins in the onset of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
This Christmas the University is holding a carol service for staff at 3pm on Wednesday 20 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.
A huge planting scheme has started at the University's West Cambridge Site . A great avenue of lime trees and over five kilometres of native trees and shrubs will be planted between now and Christmas 2001 in order to provide an attractive setting and better habitats for wildlife.