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    August 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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    Phantom evidence - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the science of spirits

    Sherlock Holmes was a Cambridge man. Apparently, he read Natural Sciences.

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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.

  • Theater an der Wien (late C19th wood engraving)
    26 April 2016 to 1 May 2016

    Opera in Vienna

    Enjoy a programme of exceptional music in Vienna, the most important city in the history of western music, and one that continues to nurture an active cultural life...


A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been “squeezed” – an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.

A new method of manufacturing glass could lead to the production of ‘designer glasses’ with applications in advanced photonics, whilst also facilitating industrial scale carbon capture and storage. An international team of researchers, writing today in the journal Nature Communications, report how they have managed to use a relatively new family of sponge-like porous materials to develop new hybrid glasses.

Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers, according to new research from the University of Cambridge, UK, and the University of Oulu, Finland.

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.

Welcome to Cambridge event - Birmingham
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 to Thursday, 1 October 2015

The University’s volunteer-led Alumni Groups host Welcome to Cambridge events across the globe for students with a confirmed place at Cambridge and other newcomers.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 6.30pm to 10.00pm AEST

Join the Cambridge Society of New South Wales for the annual Winterfeast event with guest speaker The Hon Justice Melissa Perry.

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.


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