• September 2014 e-newsletter

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

  • Alumni Festival 26-28 September 2014
    26 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

    Alumni Festival 2014

    Reconnect with Cambridge thinking over three days of discovery and intellectual adventure. Come for just one event, one full day or for the entire Festival - online...

  • CAMCard - The official alumni membership card


    It instantly identifies you as a member of the University and allows you and up to three guests to visit most of the Colleges on the Backs and King's College Chapel...

  • Bengal Murshi Palace from boat
    26 September 2015 to 9 October 2015

    Bengal by River

    Discover Bengal by visiting historic Calcutta (now Kolkata) and cruising the mighty Hooghly river in the company of Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones.

  • Royal Albert Hall

    Verdi Requiem

    Join five distinguished choirs from Cambridge in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall as they perform Verdi’s choral masterpiece on 24 October at 7.30pm....


Fans of the prize crossword in CAM can find the latest solution online and look forward to a special puzzle as part of Alumni Festival next week.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, together with colleagues specialising in plastic surgery or histopathology in Austria, Australia, Liverpool and Swansea, have identified clues to explain how breast implants may, on very rare occasions, contribute to the development of lymphoma.

With the autumn 2014 fashion shows in full swing, all eyes are on the top designers. In 16th-century Italy, the latest looks didn't always go down well with the authorities. Historian Giulia Galastro is researching the sumptuary laws regulating the level of opulence that could be paraded in public – and how the dandies of the day neatly side-stepped the rules.  

Forthcoming events

Frogmore House
Saturday, 20 September 2014

Join the Cambridge Society of Surrey as they enjoy a visit to Frogmore House, a 17th-century country house standing at the centre of the Frogmore Estate.

Beijing skyline
Sunday, 21 September 2014 - 7.00pm to 10.00pm CST

Murray Edwards College (founded as New Hall) invites you to join its President, Dame Barbara Stocking, for dinner in Beijing.

Weston Cider Sign
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10.45am to 2.00pm BST

Join the Cambridge Society of Hereford and Worcester as they experience a guided tour of the Weston Cider Mill at Much Marcle, Ledbury.

Alumni Groups

There are over 400 volunteer-led Alumni Groups across the world.


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