• 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

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
A message from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. October 2014

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.

Cover detail from the 2012-13 Donor Report

The Donor Report for 2012-2013 celebrates the impact of a range of philanthropy across Collegiate Cambridge and is available to read online.

University News

News from the University of Cambridge

Members of the public are being asked to contribute to a symphony of the seas as part of a project to create a soundtrack for the new Whale Hall at the Museum of Zoology.

The life and work of Cedric Price, the unconventional and visionary architect best-known for buildings which never saw the light of day, is being explored in a new exhibition.

A Cambridge professor and an army of ScienceGrrls – with a little assistance from the late Magnus Pyke – will be helping celebrate women in science, with the release today on iTunes of a cover version of Thomas Dolby’s 1982 hit She Blinded Me With Science.

Research News

Research news from the University of Cambridge

A trawl through a library of more than 50,000 ‘small molecules’ has identified a potential candidate to inhibit the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. Reported today in the journal Nature Communications, the molecule targets a mechanism of tumour development that had previously been considered ‘undruggable’– in other words, extremely difficult, if not impossible, to target with a drug – and could open the door to further promising new candidates.

When food is scarce, tool use among non-human primates does not increase. This counterintuitive finding leads researchers to suggest that the driving force behind tool use is ecological opportunity – and that the environment shapes development of culture. 

Cambridge scientists are among the finalists of the National Environment Research Council's (NERC) inaugural Impact Awards.