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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Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

19 Feb 2020

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire...

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Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

18 Dec 2019

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to...

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Discovering a world of languages

21 Oct 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 Aug 2019

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

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A robot arm picking lettuces

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

08 Jul 2019

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

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Criminals, miscreants and misdemeanours

12 Jun 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 Mar 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 the...

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Future-proofing a forest

27 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2019

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

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Toddlers, knights and golden bears

23 Mar 2019

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

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Sea Change

22 Mar 2019

The coast is an intrinsic part of British identity – and perhaps nowhere is it more at risk than in the East of England. Cambridge researchers are...

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