Stories from the people that make Cambridge University unique.

The social scientist who inadvertently became a poet

25 March 2022

At the age of thirteen Mona Jebril found herself stranded in Gaza, becoming a refugee for the second time in her life. Her talent and determination brought her to Cambridge where she became the first Gates Cambridge Scholar from the Gaza Strip. She completed her PhD in education in 2017. Today she is using the arts to give a voice to those in areas of conflict.

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The engineering student who gets his kicks from playing with the Pythons

03 May 2019

When he’s not catching passes in the backfield and blocking the opposition, Kiran Singh Jolly – a running back with Cambridge University’s American...

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The woman who brought Space Invaders to the UK and is championing women’s sport

08 Mar 2019

She was the first woman in the UK to hold a gaming licence, secured a £27.5 million grant to move Birmingham Children’s Hospital across the city and...

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The doctor using smartphones to save lives in war zones

04 Feb 2019

Having survived the civil war in Afghanistan, alumnus Waheed Arian arrived alone in the UK aged 15. He went on to study medicine at Trinity Hall...

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