• Then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a dinner for Ronald Regan in June 1988 - Thatcher Papers (ref: THCR 8233)

    July 2015 e-newsletter

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

  • Alumni Festival - 25 years of tomorrow since 1991
    25 September 2015 to 27 September 2015

    Alumni Festival 2015

    The Alumni Festival turns 25 this year. Join us from 25-27 September for three days of lectures, events and tours. Book online now.

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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.

  • Cambridge Union Society debate chamber

    This House – The Cambridge Union Society at 200

    The long - and sometimes dramatic - history of the Cambridge Union Society.

  • Guizhou, Yunnan
    26 April 2016 to 10 May 2016

    Walks in South China

    Explore the beautiful mountainous regions of Southern China


An innovative new Consortium will act as a ‘match-making’ service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge with the aim of developing and studying precision medicines for some of the most globally devastating diseases.

Using unique mechanical experiments and close-up video, Cambridge researchers have shown how ants use microscopic ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’ to keep their antennae clean, which could have applications for developing cleaners for nanotechnology.

Juvenile zebra finches that experience high stress levels will ignore how their own parents forage and instead learn such skills from other, unrelated adults. This may help young birds avoid inheriting a poor skillset from parents – the likely natural cause of their stress – and becoming trapped by a “bad start in life”.

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.

Shakespeare performance
Sunday, 2 August 2015 to Thursday, 13 August 2015

Join us for an evening of al fresco theatre as the award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition presents Henry V, with both French and English actors, in a new production that "celebrates the complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale."

Yao’s Journey to Australia
Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 5.30pm AEST

Enjoy a guided tour of the INK REMIX: Contemporary Art from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, followed by dinner at Mr Wei's Restaurant.

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.