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In the Lent issue of CAM, we explore the complexities of Brexit, uncover the secret life of plants and meet the residents of Mill Road.

Nineteen academics from a wide range of disciplines will take part in this year’s Cambridge Series of talks at the Hay Festival, one of the most prestigious literary festivals in the world.
Researchers have found that certain organic semiconducting materials can transport spin faster than they conduct charge, a phenomenon which could eventually power faster, more energy-efficient computers. 
I have received many messages in the last few days about the decision by the Faculty of Divinity to offer, and then rescind, a visiting fellowship to Professor Jordan Peterson. In light of these messages, I think it is important to set out some key facts and some reflections.
Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost pupils’ life chances.
Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over the next three years.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope stressed the growing importance of collaboration for global research universities in an age of anxiety during a whirlwind visit to China over the past weekend.
The University needs to take tough decisions now to ensure it remains financially sustainable, writes Professor Stephen J Toope, the Vice-Chancellor
The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase their safety.


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