Clinical School renews sponsorship agreement

08 Jul 2003

Leading pharmaceuticals company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have recently entered into a new educational sponsorship agreement to give a further £1.5m to the University to support the training of future neuroscientists at Cambridge.

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Questioning collections

04 Jul 2003

What is the purpose and future of university collections? These issues were discussed by an international meeting of academics and museum staff at a conference held at Peterhouse, Cambridge this week.

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The rise and fall of the Celtic language

03 Jul 2003

New research suggests that the Celtic language became a distinct language and was introduced to the British Isles much earlier than originally believed. Dr Peter Forster at the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and Dr Alfred Toth at the University of Zurich have used Celtic language inscriptions to reconstruct the history of the language and its position in the Indo-European family of languages.

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Breaking the Barriers of Science

01 Jul 2003

The University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Astronomy are exploring the ancient and ultrasmall at this year’s Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. The exhibition, being held until tomorrow (3 July), provides hands-on, approachable, interactive exhibits that have many applications in the real world.

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Open House

30 Jun 2003

Nearly 400 school students from around the country will be arriving in Cambridge throughout July and August, for the University’s annual series of free summer schools.

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Signs of life

27 Jun 2003

An inter-disciplinary team of researchers in the Cambridge Coma Study Group is developing new diagnostic techniques to assess patients who may be in a Vegetative State (VS), a condition which has hitherto proved extremely difficult to diagnose accurately.

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Sculpture at Jesus

24 Jun 2003

Jesus College opened its eighth biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture this week. This year the exhibition features works by Rachel Whiteread, Eilis O'Connell, Alison Wilding, Philip King, Keir Smith, Steven Gregory, Peter Hide and Steve Dilworth.

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Honorary Degree Ceremony 2003

23 Jun 2003

The Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, conferred honorary degrees at a traditional ceremony in the University’s Senate-House yesterday (Monday 23 June 2003).

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed

16 Jun 2003

Professor Tony Minson has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor for three years from 1 August 2003. A Fellow of Wolfson College, Professor Minson is Chairman of the Council of the School of Biological Sciences, a position he has held since 2001.

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