• Dr Mike Rands and Sir David Attenborough on the roof of the newly named CCI building

    May 2015 e-newsletter

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

  • Combined X-Ray and Optical Images of the Crab Nebula from the Hubble telescope

    Beyond number - the role of infinity in understanding the universe

    Aristotle conceived it, Galileo ran away from it. Does infinity exist?

  • CAMCard - The official alumni membership card


    The CAMCard is issued free to all alumni who have matriculated and studied at Cambridge, instantly identifying you as a member of the University.

  • Lord's
    12 June 2015 to 3 July 2015

    Varsity Cricket 2015

    Support Cambridge University Cricket Club at Lord's, at Fenner's or online this season. Only a few tickets left for the Cambridge Society of London's box at Lord's....

  • Menara Gardens
    3 October 2015 to 13 October 2015

    Morocco’s Imperial Cities

    Staying in boutique hotels and riads, this tour studies Morocco’s 6000 years of archaeology, art and architecture.


Normal skin contains an unexpectedly high number of cancer-associated mutations, according to a study published in Science. The findings illuminate the first steps cells take towards becoming a cancer and demonstrate the value of analysing normal tissue to learn more about the origins of the disease.

In 2010, Parliament voted in favour of abolishing a rule that assumes men but not women intend to give property to family, as part of the then UK Government’s commitment to European equal rights laws. However, research shows the rule is still being invoked in courts as its abolishment has yet to be ‘commenced’ by successive, and more Eurosceptic, governments.

A dramatic video has captured the behaviour of cytotoxic T cells – the body’s ‘serial killers’ – as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.

Forthcoming events

Pair of shoes, English, c.1700–30
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 to Sunday, 6 September 2015

Take a dazzling journey through the decorative arts, from the hand-crafted luxuries of the Renaissance to the first stirrings of mass commerce in the Enlightenment, at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Grace in winter, contemporary ballet
Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 7.30pm EDT

Enjoy the Ballet? The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto, together with Canada's National Ballet School will enjoy the School's Spring Showcase on May 21st.

Two women walking
Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 10.30am BST

Join the Cambridge Society of Surrey for their spring walk 2015. This year's adventure is based on a Dickens London walk.

Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups map

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.


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