16th century votive offerings

Objects of devotion

02 February 2012

Why did Renaissance shoppers fill their baskets with rosaries, crucifixes, Christ-dolls and devotional paintings? A new study by historian Dr Mary Laven investigates the significance...

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Mike Rands

Biodiversity conservation for life

01 February 2012

This month, the University of Cambridge will be profiling research that addresses biodiversity conservation. To begin, Dr Mike Rands, Executive Director of Cambridge Conservation Initiative,...

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Image-guided intensity modulated RT plan for a patient with a spinal  tumour. The radiation dose is shaped away from the kidneys (yellow  outlines) and the spinal nerve roots (inside the green outline). The colour wash represents radiation dose

Project to improve radiotherapy planning

30 January 2012

A collaborative project between physicists, oncologists and computer scientists at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, launched last month, will develop improved tools for the planning of...

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Sign reading "Allah"

Narratives of Conversion

27 January 2012

A project concluding this weekend examines why women choose to convert to Islam – and what the experience is like.

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Dr Robert Macfarlane

Life extinguished, life rekindled

27 January 2012

This year’s Darwin Lectures address the theme of life. Tonight’s speaker, Cambridge academic Dr Robert Macfarlane, will discuss “Life in Ruins” in art and literature....

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