• 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.

  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • 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...

Philanthropy news

The origins of Darwin’s theory of evolution – including the pages where he first coins and commits to paper the term ‘natural selection’ – are being made freely available online today in one of the most significant releases of Darwin material in history.

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.

A £1.1m campaign by Cambridge University Library to secure one of the most important New Testament manuscripts – the seventh-century Codex Zacynthius – has been a success.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

Pembroke College is delighted to announce the election of Lord Smith of Finsbury as its next Master.

A new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard celebrating the work of the Scottish poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) opens this Saturday (6 December).

The close ties between the University of Cambridge and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) were reaffirmed at a ceremony on November 24 at which the Memorandum of Understanding first signed between the two institutions in 2009 was renewed.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

Delays in referrals for suspected cancer are unlikely to be down to poor performance by GPs, argue a team of researchers today in the British Medical Journal. Instead, they say that such delays largely reflect limitations in scientific knowledge and in the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

Whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible.

A new research project is compiling the largest database of plague imagery ever amassed, focusing on a pandemic that peaked in the early 20th century and continues to this day.