• Joseph da Costa Miranda’s Portuguese mariner’s compass (1711) held at the Whipple Museum

    Objective history

    Nearly 70 years after Robert Whipple’s donation of scientific instruments and rare books to the University, his grandchildren and their families have established a...

  • Dr Andrew Conlan, Alborada Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

    Model research

    A pioneering scheme that engages schoolchildren with maths is also helping scientists work towards understanding the spread of diseases such as measles.

  • CUER’s 2013 car, Resolution, in the grounds of Girton College

    Student pioneers

    As a not-for-profit organisation, Cambridge University Eco Racing relies almost entirely on donations and corporate sponsorship and the team’s 2013 car was supported...

  • Eleanor Robb, YouGov Scholar (left) and Rhys Jones, Wolfson Scholar (right)

    Policy makers

    Cambridge’s Master’s in Public Policy graduates are the problem solvers and critical thinkers of the future.

  • Cancer Research Institute at Addenbrooke's

    Combating cancer at Cambridge

    The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute is a unique partnership between the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK. It is dedicated to state-of-...

Philanthropy news

A benefactor of the University of Cambridge, Leonard Blavatnik, has made a multi-million pound pledge to provide funding for Israeli scientists of outstanding ability to study in Cambridge.

A significant gift will make a major contribution to ensuring no student is deterred from studying at Cambridge due to their financial circumstances.

Work begins on £26 million building named after physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

A new scholarship programme has been established at the University of Cambridge in memory of a former student, Amy Li.

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

The annual address of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, 1 October 2014.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

A public lecture in the Law Faculty next Monday will explore the current legal position on assisted suicide in the Netherlands in the light of the Debbie Purdy case.

Members of the University have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society.

Remembering and celebrating the rich thousand-year Jewish dimension of Poland’s history will be the theme of the first major event hosted by the recently-launched Cambridge Polish Studies, an initiative of the Department of Slavonic Studies.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

Hidden magnetic messages contained within ancient meteorites are providing a unique window into the processes that shaped our solar system, and may give a sneak preview of the fate of the Earth’s core as it continues to freeze.

Leah Katzelnick was all set for a career as an anthropologist until she contracted dengue fever. She was in hospital for a week with severe symptoms. It changed her life. She is now working on a new perspective on dengue fever which involves mapping the complex interaction between different strains of the virus, based on similar work done by Cambridge experts on flu.

Research among mothers with young children living in multicultural London shows that racism is a reality for children as young as five – and that many mothers adopt parenting strategies to help their children deal with it.