• 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


Children’s play is under threat from increased urbanisation, perceptions of risk and educational pressures. The first research centre of its kind aims to understand the role played by play in how a child develops.

A new study of 565 million-year-old fossils has identified how some of the first complex organisms on Earth – possibly some of the first animals to exist – reproduced, revealing the origins of our modern marine environment.

A ‘brain training’ iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to research published today.

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."

White wine glass with city view
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 7.00pm CEST

Come and join the Cambridge Society of Paris for “First Wednesday” drinks at Murphy’s House.

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.


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