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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Developing technologies - May conference

17 Apr 2002

Speakers and delegates from across the world will come to Cambridge next month for an international conference on globalisation, technology and development. The conference will be hosted by the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA) in conjunction with the Centre for International Studies.

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Road safety research

15 Apr 2002

New research by a Cambridge graduate student has revealed that speed cameras have had a major impact on road safety in Cambridgeshire, reducing the number of collisions at accident black spots by just over 30 per cent.

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Small steps into giant leaps!

10 Apr 2002

Work on a major new nanoscience research building has begun at West Cambridge, the University of Cambridge's new science and technology campus.

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