Immigration and migration, and the issues that surround them, have become symbolic of the 21st century.

The Channel: a historian’s view of an iconic stretch of water

30 March 2016

Water joins as well as divides – and maritime communities often defy the borders imposed by the state. In the first book of its kind, Dr Renaud...

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Honeypot Britain? EU migrants’ benefits and the UK referendum

25 February 2016

Ahead of Britain’s EU referendum, research will explore the experiences of EU migrants working in the UK, and attitudes to employment and social...

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‘Fourth strand’ of European ancestry originated with hunter-gatherers isolated by Ice Age

16 November 2015

Populations of hunter-gatherers weathered Ice Age in apparent isolation in Caucasus mountain region for millennia, later mixing with other...

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Refugee camp entrepreneurship

17 September 2015

Entrepreneurship initiatives can fill the ‘institutional void’ of long-term refugee camps, according to new research.

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Four decades after Haile Selassie’s death, Ethiopia is an African success story

27 August 2015

Christopher Clapham, Professor Emeritus at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge looks at the changes that Ethiopia has undergone...

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“Albatross!” The legendary giant seabird

01 June 2015

The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections...

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Understanding the ancient world through language

22 May 2015

James Clackson's new book looks at what language use can tell us about ancient societies.

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From one extreme to the next?

05 February 2015

The threat to peace posed by the Islamic State group has been described as “unprecedented in the modern age”, yet research on the rise and fall of...

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Can free movement of workers be stopped?

07 November 2014

'How can the government stem the tide of migrant workers coming to the UK?' This question has been asked with increasing vigour by those who...

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