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'Natural capital' should be included in national finances to help preserve biodiversity, according to an independent review conducted for the UK Treasury by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

Child-friendly asthma treatment kits designed by pupils who took part in the study
Teaching children in a way that encourages them to empathise with others measurably improves their creativity, and could potentially lead to several other beneficial learning outcomes, new research suggests.
Syringe and vaccine
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 is likely to be effective against the B1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, even though its efficacy is modestly affected, say scientists at the University of Cambridge. However, when the E484K mutation – first seen in the South African variant – is added, it substantially increases the amount of antibody required to prevent infection.

For only the second time in its 191-year history, The Oxford Cambridge University Boat Race will swap the River Thames for the River Great Ouse. Find out more in this article from the first edition of the Boat Race e-magazine.

Lynn Gladden
Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, from Cambridge’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, has been appointed as the new chair of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering judging panel.
The rainbow flag will again fly over the Old Schools
LGBT+ History Month events are happening across the University and Colleges throughout February, to raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
One of the first academic studies to examine the working lives of disabled teachers in England has called for ‘urgent change’ after finding evidence of significant workplace discrimination and barriers to their career progression.

Ryder and Amies are currently offering alumni, 20% off the price of the alumni tie and skinny tie and the alumni wool and fleece scarves.

A research project which asked University of Cambridge staff and students to describe their biggest hopes – and darkest fears – for post-pandemic higher education has found that many would support a permanent, but partial, shift to online learning.
Last year, we announced a brand new, exciting festival for Cambridge, which will replace the hugely popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The Cambridge Festival will host an extensive series of free, online events between 26 March – 4 April this year. 

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