Professor Tom Spencer from Cambridge’s Department of Geography and Professor Gerd Masselink from the University of Plymouth say evidence suggests there should be far stricter controls on coastal developments.
Our ability to selectively forget distracting memories is shared with other mammals, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The discovery that rats and humans share a common active forgetting ability – and in similar brain regions – suggests that the capacity to forget plays a vital role in adapting mammalian species to their environments, and that its evolution may date back at least to the time of our common ancestor.
Up to one billion children worldwide are estimated to be victims of violence. Now, an intended study of 12,000 children in eight cities worldwide wants to discover what it really means to be a child of the city today – the adversities, the vulnerabilities, the resilience.
More than just an outstanding Ofsted rating sets the University of Cambridge Primary School apart: it places research at its heart, informing education practice and furthering research at Cambridge’s Faculty of Education and elsewhere.
A new film reveals the work that goes into a major exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum by exploring the acclaimed show Degas: A Passion for Perfection as part of an examination of the artist and his work. See it in cinemas worldwide from Tuesday 6 November.
Welcome to our new ‘Spotlight on children’, a focus on research taking place at the University of Cambridge relating to children and childhood – from health to education, language to literacy, parents to playtime, risk to resilience.