Construction starts on Centre for Astrophysics

19 Oct 2012

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday to mark the start of construction of a £5 million building for the University of Cambridge, to the north of Madingley Road, to be known as The Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics.

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Online privacy

Privacy by design

18 Oct 2012

New research aims to ensure that we can exploit the full benefits of the digital world and still protect our online privacy.

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Waiting area in a hospital in Palapye, Botswana

Lessons from Botswana

17 Oct 2012

Towards the end of their training, student doctors have the chance to spend an elective spell working overseas, often in developing countries. Cambridge University medics, Daniel Jackson and Mohammad Razai spent two months in Botswana working in the eye clinics of government hospitals.

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A border without frontiers

16 Oct 2012

As India sets about constructing a metal curtain along the full length of its border with Bangladesh, Cambridge anthropology graduate Delwar Hussain travelled to the remote village of Boropani, which straddles the frontier, to see how the lives of ordinary people are being affected by the tussle between Dhaka and its emerging superpower neighbour. He will be talking about his experiences, which also form the subject of a forthcoming book, in Cambridge this Thursday.

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Drying Patterns of AKD on Glass

Caught on camera: engineering in action

15 Oct 2012

The winning entries of the 2012 Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering, sponsored by Carl Zeiss, provide a stunning visual insight into the ways in which engineering makes a vital contribution to our lives.

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7 billion people

How we live now

15 Oct 2012

This term eminent thinkers from a broad range of fields will be contributing to a series of lectures with the theme Understanding Society. Taking place on every Tuesday from tomorrow (16 October), the talks will be held in the Lady Mitchell Hall and are open to the public.

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David Bainbridge

Crisis, what crisis? The myths and magic of middle age

14 Oct 2012

Middle age is often viewed negatively – a time of gradual, uncontrolled decline. But according to Dr David Bainbridge, who will be speaking at the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas, science suggests that it’s a crucially important period of our lives.

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