Events and activities are being held across Cambridge University and the Colleges to mark Black History Month 2022. Throughout October, lectures, discussions, exhibitions and more will reflect on the experiences of the past, and explore the contribution of individuals and the achievements of communities.
The acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Dr Anthony Freeling, has been outlining his vision for the next nine months in the traditional Annual Address at the Senate House. Dr Freeling has taken over from Professor Stephen Toope and will lead the University until the new Vice-Chancellor takes office.
The University of Cambridge is increasing its efforts to support students who have a care background or who are estranged from their families. It’s establishing a panel of care experienced students to advise on ways to ensure proper support is available and will be recruiting a team of mentors to help guide new students through their time at Cambridge.
The problem of how phosphorus became a universal ingredient for life on Earth may have been solved by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cape Town, who have recreated primordial seawater containing the element in the lab.
Cambridge’s leadership in knowledge exchange has been recognised in today's Knowledge Exchange Framework 2 (KEF2) results, published by Research England. Cambridge secured the highest performance scores in many areas of knowledge exchange, with very high engagement for intellectual property (IP) commercialisation, research partnerships, working with business, and working with the public and third sectors.