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    January 2016 e-newsletter

    This month’s news and research from the University and alumni community.

  • Cambridge Science Festival 2016 programme detail
    Event
    7 March 2016 to 20 March 2016

    Science Festival 2016

    Booking is now open for the University's 2016 Science Festival, which runs from 7 to 20 March with more than 300 events.

  • Rovinj, Croatia
    Travel
    3 September 2016 to 17 September 2016

    Treasures of Turkey

    Trace the extraordinary civilisations of the Anatolian peninsula through its greatest architectural remains, including Ҫatalhöyuk, dating to 7500BC.

  • Claire Allen

    Fractured memory

    It is hard to say when Mum was first affected by dementia. She had trouble remembering some people’s names. She was less confident going out and about and making...

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    JSTOR access

    In partnership with the University Library we are delighted to offer alumni access to the JSTOR digital library of academic journals.

News

New window on the universe is opened with the observation of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime – caused by the collision of two black holes. 

Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, according to new research published in the journal Nature Microbiology. The study, carried out in yeast – which can be used to model some of the body’s fundamental processes – shows that while the activity of our genes influences our metabolism, the opposite is also true and the nutrients available to cells influence our genes.

The University Council has submitted to the Regent House, the University's Governing Body, the names of eight renowned individuals from the worlds of sport, the arts, business, medicine and architecture, seeking authority for their admission to Higher Doctorates honoris causa at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at which the Chancellor, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, will preside.

Forthcoming events

The Fitzwilliam Museum Founder's Building
Thursday, 4 February 2016 to Friday, 30 December 2016

Running throughout 2016, this exhibition will explores the Fitzwilliam’s past, present and future.

Inside CMS cavern LHC Cern
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 8.30am CET

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Zurich invites members to visit CERN, near Geneva This is the world’s premier high energy particle physics laboratory and started operating the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2009 in its 27 km circumference underground tunnel.

Places are limited so early registration is advised.

World Flags Ball Sphere
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10.30am to 12.30pm CET

Enjoy a spectular guided tour of the Mundolingua Museum with the Cambridge Society of Paris.

Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups map

With over 450 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.