Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

Cambridge receives £100 million for major new children’s hospital

10 Dec 2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced up to £100 million of public capital for an innovative children’s...

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The Lost Words: inspiring children to find, love and protect nature

30 Nov 2018

The Lost Words is a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris that summons the magic of nature to help children find, love and protect the natural...

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The Lost Words

30 Nov 2018

The Lost Words is a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris that summons the magic of nature to help children find, love and protect the natural...

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We are all 'others': teaching children to celebrate differences

23 Nov 2018

As the world around us increasingly divides into ‘us and others’, the University of Cambridge Primary School is taking part in a new research project...

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How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 Nov 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global...

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Inside the mind of a young person

15 Nov 2018

Our brains begin to form in the womb but continue to take shape into adolescence. In a series of articles, we look at how the latest research could...

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Gardeners and carpenters: the ‘skill’ of parenting

08 Nov 2018

Wanting your child to have the best chance in life is natural for any parent. But by focusing too much on the ‘skill’ of parenting, are we losing...

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Children of the city: tackling violence in the 21st century

06 Nov 2018

Up to one billion children worldwide are estimated to be victims of violence. Now, an intended study of 12,000 children in eight cities worldwide...

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Releasing the imagination: the University of Cambridge Primary School

02 Nov 2018

More than just an outstanding Ofsted rating sets the University of Cambridge Primary School apart: it places research at its heart, informing...

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Spotlight on children

01 Nov 2018

Welcome to our new ‘ Spotlight on children ’, a focus on research taking place at the University of Cambridge relating to children and childhood –...

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Joseph Priestley: theologian, scientist, clergyman and stammerer

Study unearths Britain’s first speech therapists

22 Oct 2018

On International Stammering Awareness Day (22 October), a new study reveals that Britain’s first speech therapists emerged at least a century earlier...

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History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report

18 Oct 2018

New research conducted for the current independent inquiry suggests that – despite recent policy improvements – cultures of child abuse are liable to...

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