• February 2015 e-newsletter

    This month’s bulletin connects you with the University and alumni community through news, events and research.

  • Two alumni dining at a University of Cambridge event

    International hospitality

    If you are travelling to an unfamiliar area and would like advice and assistance from someone with local knowledge, why not contact the nearest Alumni Group?

  • BNY Mellon Boat Race and Newton Women's Boat Race banner - 11 April 2015
    Event
    11 April 2015 - 4.30pm to 6.45pm

    Boat Races 2015

    2015 is an even more exciting year for the historic Varsity contest as the women's crews join the men's on the Tideway.

  • Cambridge Judge Business Briefings 2014-2015 over lecturer photograph
    Event
    3 March 2015 - 6.30pm to 4 March 2015 - 8.30pm

    CJBS Business Briefing: Learning from Experience

    In this Business Briefing, Dr Kishore Sengupta will show how flawed mechanisms of experiential learning systematically affect decision making by managers as well as...

  • Scottish borders house
    Travel
    15 July 2015 to 21 July 2015

    Scottish Borders

    The rolling, and sometimes dramatic, scenery of the Scottish Borders provides a glorious backdrop for some of Scotland’s finest castles, monastic ruins and country...

News

One of the largest area studies of forest loss impacting biodiversity shows that a third of the Amazon is headed toward or has just past a threshold of forest cover below which species loss is faster and more damaging. Researchers call for conservation policy to switch from targeting individual landowners to entire regions.

Integration of healthcare (free at point of delivery from the NHS) and social care (means-tested and provided by local authorities) is under increasing scrutiny as the 2014 Care Act comes into effect.  Research by Dr Brian Sloan, a legal scholar currently based at CRASSH, addresses some big questions about the legal framework and the ways in which the elderly and vulnerable are supported.

Dr Finbarr Livesey – University lecturer and Deputy Director of the MPhil in Public Policy – submitted research to Parliament’s recent report on digital democracy. Here, he discusses the report’s implications for the democratic process in the UK.

Forthcoming events

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Saturday, 7 February 2015 to Sunday, 22 March 2015

Enjoy the Botanic Garden's glasshouses at this year's Orchid Festival and discover some unique relationships between plants and their pollinators.

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Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6.00pm EST

Please join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto and their Friends in our "Executive Fire Side Chat" series to hear Bruce Simpson, McKinsey&Company on how the example of Explorers, Astronauts, and Military have lead to Agile Leadership, a bold new concept of leadership in uncertain times.

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Friday, 6 March 2015

The Light Blues take on their Oxonian counterparts for the 35th time at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London.

Alumni Groups

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With over 440 volunteer-led alumni groups around the world, find one near you using our online group directory. Search on the map, or by location, interest or College.

Travel

Fascinating destinations, congenial companions and expert insights. Visit the travel page to find out more.