How research partnerships are offering innovative approaches to make the most of the region’s assets and tackle its more pressing challenges

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Discovering a world of languages

21 October 2019

A Cambridge-led team seeks to revitalise languages in the UK with a series of interactive pop-up exhibitions designed to set tongues wagging.

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Microscopic egg of a fish tapeworm and Must Farm excavation site

Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

16 August 2019

Coprolites from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can...

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A robot arm picking lettuces

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

08 July 2019

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed...

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Criminals, miscreants and misdemeanours

12 June 2019

Two centuries of Isle of Ely court records illuminate the darkest corners of the region's past.

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Living on the edge

29 March 2019

Some of the most deprived areas in England are located in the eastern region. The New Horizons project has been helping those furthest away from...

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Future-proofing a forest

27 March 2019

Faced with shifting demands on landscapes and a changing climate, how do you plan for a forest’s future?

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

25 March 2019

Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over...

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Toddlers, knights and golden bears

23 March 2019

Inside the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Armoury and Renaissance galleries are alive with the sound of chattering children. Eyes wide in amazement,...

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