• 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

    CAMCard

    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
    Event
    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
    Travel
    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.

News

Applications to the University of Cambridge rose again in the 2014 cycle to an all-time high of 16,752, according to undergraduate admissions statistics published today.

The importance of family support on a child’s ‘school readiness’ is highlighted in a study published this month in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. Researchers developed and piloted a new index that might provide a simple and stress-free alternative to the government’s proposed baseline assessments for four-year-olds starting school.

Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similarities with the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, and may aid in understanding how our solar system developed.

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.

Champagne Glasses
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 7.00pm BST to Thursday, 2 July 2015 - 7.00pm BST

Alumni are invited to join the Cambridge University Land Society for the Silver Street Group Annual Dinnerr.

Vancouver
Friday, 29 May 2015 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm PDT

Join the Vancouver Oxford and Cambridge Society for their annual Boat Race Dinner.

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.

Travel

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