Taking Science on the Road

05 Mar 2004

Top academics from the University of Cambridge will be visiting schools throughout Cambridgeshire this week (Monday, March 8 until Friday, March 12) to teach children the fun of science through interactive lectures on meteorites, volcanoes, plants and submarines.

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Review of the year

23 Dec 2003

2003 has been a busy year. We have said goodbye to Professor Sir Alec Broers and welcomed our new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard. Anniversary celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA and the 100th anniversary of economics at Cambridge.

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Fritillary in focus

28 Mar 2003

One of Britain's best-loved wildflowers, the Snakeshead Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) is the subject of Bringing into focus, a stunning new art exhibition at the University's Botanic Garden.

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Black holes and green futures

21 Mar 2003

As the Cambridge Science Festival enters its final two days people will have an opportunity to consider the history of the universe and the future of the planet in public lectures given by leading Cambridge scientists.

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Mission to Mars

20 Mar 2003

Later this year a tiny space probe, Britain's first interplanetary spacecraft, will travel 35 million miles in space to land on Mars. Named after Charles Darwin's ship, Beagle 2 has been built by a team led by Colin Pillinger, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University, who will explain the background to this remarkable achievement in a public lecture called Searching for Life on Mars - Beagle 2, as part of Cambridge Science Festival.

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Extremes of Vision

19 Mar 2003

Why have we created a divide between arts and sciences? Are the ways in which artists and scientists see the world as different as we imagine? Can we identify common themes to build bridges between the two disciplines? These are some of the questions to be tackled by a prestigious panel in Extremes of Vision, a public debate taking place today (Wednesday 19 March) at the Faculty of Law, University Sidgwick Site, 7.30pm-9pm.

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Science Festival takes off

17 Mar 2003

Brilliant sunshine brought huge crowds to the opening Saturday of Cambridge Science Festival and the excitement continues with a full programme of events from now until the closing day next Saturday. Evening lectures on space exploration and the history of the cosmos are just two of the highlights of the coming week.

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Cambridge Science Festival

11 Mar 2003

At 10am on Saturday BBC Vets in Practice star Steve Leonard will launch this year's Cambridge Science Festival, an eight-day celebration of science that encompasses events and workshops aimed at every age group, from the toddler upwards. He will then give a children's lecture Extreme Animals Uncovered (Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site) to explain what it's like to film with dangerous animals.

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New Year Honours

03 Jan 2003

Several members of the University were recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2002.

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