Fifty-five of the world's most academically brilliant and socially committed young people from 27 countries have been selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars and will begin their postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge this October.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £1.8 million to the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. This funding will support ambitious plans to completely redevelop the Museum of Zoology with displays showcasing the wonders of the animal kingdom, and new stores to preserve its outstanding collections for the future.
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. “My three years in King’s choir was very influential,” says Boyle. “As a result of it, I’ve lived a musical life – not as a composer or performer, but as a businessman working in a world of music.”
“History remembers the thinkers, the people who have had a major impact on the way we perceive the world culturally or scientifically,” says George Efstathiou, 1909 Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology.
Girton College welcomed Camden Sixth Formers to two masterclass days in March, part of a new programme jointly organised by the College and Camden Council to encourage and equip the North London students to aim high in their university choices.
New report shows that zero hour contracts are only one of a wide number of flexible employment practices that are abused by managers - leading to financial insecurity, anxiety and stress in the workforce. Researchers say the Government consultation was too narrow and call for legislation requiring employers to defend scheduling decisions.
In his latest book, Professor Jim Secord explores seven scientific books that made a lasting historical impact. Visions of Science concentrates on the 1830s, an era that witnessed an often passionate clash of viewpoints. Secord will be talking about his book in Heffers bookshop tonight (17 April 2014).