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Oliver with friends posing on Cambridge's mathematical bridge
Oliver Rieche (Queens’ 2013) is a human rights and environmental lawyer who was recognised last year as a Top 10 Future Leader at the British LGBT Awards. He tells us more about his experience at Cambridge, and his mission to add value to the LGBTQ+ community in his line of work.
Inside one of the autonomous vehicles trialled on the West Cambridge Innovation District in 2021
Autonomous vehicles will carry passengers around the West Cambridge Innovation District as part of a new sustainable transport pilot scheme supported by the University of Cambridge.
A display of book spines to mark LGBT+ History Month
From talks and book clubs to a film screening, a variety of events are being held across Cambridge to mark LGBT+ History Month.
Researchers
Eight researchers from the University of Cambridge have won European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants
Person checking barley in field
A Cambridge-led consortium has received US$35m (£28m) over five years to develop sustainable solutions to increasing the yields of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, without the need for costly and polluting inorganic fertilisers.
Engraving of scene from Pride and Prejudice
Know about the Darcy hand-flex? Remember that lake scene with Colin Firth? For 200 years, audiences have been swooning over different portrayals of Mr Darcy, Jane Austen’s iconic male hero. Now, he and Austen’s work in general are experiencing yet another rebirth: this time as the ‘meme idols’ of ‘digitally native’ millennials and Generation Z.
Child's hands pouring a drink into a glass
The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy – the ‘sugary drinks tax’ – in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older primary school children, according to Cambridge researchers. Taking into account current trends in obesity, their estimates suggest that around 5,000 cases of obesity per year may have been prevented in year six girls alone.
A survey of over 2,000 British adults finds that trust in genetics is high and went up significantly during the pandemic. It also finds that there is a hunger for more coverage of genetics.
Undernourished coastal communities in the tropics - where children’s growth can be stunted by a lack of micronutrients – can get the vitamins and minerals they need from sustainable small-scale octopus fisheries, say researchers.
Bhaskar Vira attending a Get In reception
‘Get In Cambridge’, a programme that encourages students from under-represented ethnic minority backgrounds to come to Cambridge, has almost doubled in size this year.  The programme aims to break down barriers around perception and finance through outreach activities and financial support for undergraduates and Master’s students.

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