Bill Gates meets the Scholars

07 Dec 2001

Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, visited the University last week on Friday, 7 December 2001 to meet the young people who are benefiting from the new scholarship programme established by his charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Stephen Hawking celebrated

06 Dec 2001

A sell-out symposium to celebrate Professor Stephen Hawking's contributions to fundamental physics and cosmology will be held at Cambridge on Friday, 11 January 2002.

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Japan in Cambridge

03 Dec 2001

East meets West at Cambridge today (Monday 3 December, 2001), when scientists and musicians swap ideas and musical traditions.

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Flamsteed completed

29 Nov 2001

The third and final volume of The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, was published in November 2001.

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed

27 Nov 2001

Professor Malcolm Grant has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor for three years from 1 January 2002. A Fellow of Clare College, Professor Grant is Head of the Department of Land Economy, a position he has held since 1991.

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Dr Anna Bidder remembered

23 Nov 2001

There will be a Ceremony of Thanksgiving for the life of Anna Bidder, Co-founder, First President and Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, on Saturday 24 November.

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It takes a thief to know a thief

22 Nov 2001

Mental time-travel, the ability to use memories of past experiences and plan for the future, has traditionally been considered a quality unique to humans. Now scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified the same ability in a bird.

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