Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor

Statement about the Vice-Chancellor

20 September 2021

On 20 September 2021 Professor Stephen J Toope notified the University Council of his decision to complete his term as the University of Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor at the end of September 2022, after five years in office.

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Autistic individuals are more likely to be LGBTQ+

20 September 2021

New research from the University of Cambridge suggests that autistic individuals are less likely to identify as heterosexual and more likely to identify with a diverse range of sexual orientations than non-autistic individuals.

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The neurobiologist who grew ‘mini-brain’ tissues in a dish

20 September 2021

When Madeline Lancaster’s attempt to grow neural stem cells ‘failed’ she had no idea that the floating balls of cells she saw in her petri dish were in fact miniature brain tissues. They would revolutionise our ability to study the early stages of brain development and take us closer to answering: what makes us human?

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