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Alumni are invited to the Institute's of Continuing Education's Undergraduate Virtual Open Day on Saturday 25 June.

Two smiling scientists in a lab
Researchers have developed a low-cost device that can selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges. Then, when it discharges, the CO2 can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
Etna Volcano Eruption January 12 2011
New research led by the University of Cambridge is the first to obtain a detailed 'image' of an unusual pocket of rock at the boundary layer with Earth’s core, some three thousand kilometres beneath the surface.
Henry VIII statue on the Great Gate of Trinity College Cambridge
King Henry VIII had already made up his mind to found Trinity College Cambridge and Christ Church Oxford before Cambridge lobbied his queen, a re-examination of 16th-century sources suggests. Professor Richard Rex's study undermines a popular 'Cambridge version' of events, sheds new light on the Chantries Act and emphasises the king's ability to take big decisions.
Henry VIII statue on the Great Gate of Trinity College Cambridge
King Henry VIII had already made up his mind to found Trinity College Cambridge and Christ Church Oxford before Cambridge lobbied his queen, a re-examination of 16th-century sources suggests. Professor Richard Rex's study undermines a popular 'Cambridge version' of events, sheds new light on the Chantries Act and emphasises the king's ability to take big decisions.
Previously underexplored immune cell populations have been genetically mapped across multiple tissues to provide new insights into how our immune systems work.
Black mouse in gloved hand with Leader in Openness badge
The University of Cambridge has once again been recognised as a Leader in Openness for its work to promote openness and transparency around research involving the use of animals.
Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, this month gave evidence to The Times Education Commission, which was set up in May 2021 to examine the future of education following the COVID-19 crisis, declining social mobility, advances in technology, and the changing nature of work.
Extensive coastal development along the East Asia coastline has led to rapid declines of tidal flat ecosystems, which are the principal coastal ecosystems protecting coastal populations in China
An analysis of over a million satellite images has revealed that 4,000 square kilometres of tidal wetlands have been lost globally over twenty years.
Professor Christopher Howe, left, and Dr Paolo Bombelli, right
Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year – and counting – using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.

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