The engaged University

24 Oct 2013

As hundreds of staff and students prepare to entertain and engage audiences across Cambridge in this year’s Festival of Ideas, we discover how – and why – the University finds creative and meaningful ways to reach out.

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Mbulelo Ndabeni and Julia Gillespie dance in Seven for a Secret (Rambert Dance Company)

Two for joy

21 Nov 2011

An innovative dance performance with creative input from Professor Nicky Clayton, a expert on bird cognition, goes on tour this week. The Rambert Dance Company's newest production - Seven for a Secret, Never to be Told - is an exploration of childhood inspired by the age-old nursery rhyme about magpies and informed by science.

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From Illustrated London News, September 16, 1845

Past versus present in an age of progress: the Victorians

14 Oct 2011

Interdisciplinary research has to be the answer when it comes to understanding the Victorians, writes Professor Simon Goldhill, one of the researchers involved in a £1.2 million project on Victorian Britain that is reaching the end of its five-year programme.

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