Dr Yusuf Hamied, pharmaceutical chemist and Chairman of Cipla Limited received an Honorary Doctorate from the University on 18 June 2014. Dr Hamied is an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle of Advisors for India and a recipient of the Padma Bhushan.
An ageing lecture theatre complex has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility for one of the world's premier centres for teaching and research in Chemistry - and not only for students of the University.
He was a boy chorister in Westminster Abbey, formed his own choir in Hong Kong, conducted the Brahms Requiem at Nairobi Cathedral and worked for 30 years as a music publisher – but according to Robin Boyle, it is King’s College Chapel that is closest to his heart.
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 by more than 200 individuals and 20 companies.
Don’t miss the fun happening in the centre of Cambridge on Saturday, 13 September when Elizabeth I will be in town with a retinue of courtiers and musicians to re-enact a visit that took place 450 years ago. The event is part of Open Cambridge 2014.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, together with colleagues specialising in plastic surgery or histopathology in Austria, Australia, Liverpool and Swansea, have identified clues to explain how breast implants may, on very rare occasions, contribute to the development of lymphoma.
With the autumn 2014 fashion shows in full swing, all eyes are on the top designers. In 16th-century Italy, the latest looks didn't always go down well with the authorities. Historian Giulia Galastro is researching the sumptuary laws regulating the level of opulence that could be paraded in public – and how the dandies of the day neatly side-stepped the rules.
As celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge take place this month, a team of Cambridge engineers are preparing to deploy state-of-the-art self-powered wireless sensors which could help monitor and protect the Scottish landmark well into the future.