Big ideas in small packages

20 Mar 2013

A video project demonstrates how academic research can be communicated in an engaging format that puts across complex ideas in a nutshell.

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Mammals vs dinosaurs

15 Mar 2013

Were dinosaurs really the most exciting and interesting creatures ever to roam the planet? Zoologist Nick Crumpton tells the Cambridge Science Festival that it’s high time other prehistoric animals stepped out from the shadows.

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From shape-shifting to therapy

09 Mar 2013

The latest research into the intricate processes that let substances into and out of cells will help to lay the foundations for the next generation of therapies for major diseases.

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Acts of creativity, audiences and us

05 Mar 2013

A conference in Cambridge next month will explore the notion of performance as a dynamic means of looking at the complex interactions between works of art and audiences -  both real and imagined, past and present - in a digital age.

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The virtual Chopin

01 Mar 2013

One of the greatest composers of the 19th century, Fryderyk Chopin, had an irrepressible creative imagination, and his music experienced continual evolution as a result. Now, a new online resource is bringing the many versions of his compositions together in one place, opening up new possibilities for performers, listeners and researchers alike.

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History and conspiracy

28 Feb 2013

Available to play back in full, this debate on history and conspiracy touches on the Suez Crisis, Stalin's Russia, the assassination of John F Kennedy, Watergate, the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland and more.

 

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Fingerprint of a killer

28 Feb 2013

Can whole genome sequencing provide the forensic information needed to map and control the global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

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We need to talk about women

28 Feb 2013

The urgent need to champion the rights of women around the world is the central theme of a series of lectures to be delivered in Cambridge next week by Melanne Verveer, who was the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues. 

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