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Olivia Colman (Homerton) won the best actress in a motion picture category at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Two other alumni were also nominated in other categories.

Alison Rose will succeed Professor Dame Carol Black as Principal of Newnham College in September.

Dr Martin Worthington, Senior Lecturer in Assyriology and a Fellow at St John’s College, led the project to produce the first film in the world shot in the ancient language.

Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions. Latest research from the University of Cambridge suggests that using interactive voice response (IVR) technology supports patients to take their medicine as prescribed.
Members of collegiate Cambridge recognised for outstanding contributions to society in science, education, engineering and art
In the popular imagination, robots have been portrayed alternatively as friendly companions or existential threat. But while robots are becoming commonplace in many industries, they are neither C-3PO nor the Terminator. Cambridge researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans – and teaching them how to do the very difficult things that we find easy. Click here to find out more.
Cambridge experiment with City of London police found that, while rarely deployed, just the presence of electroshock devices led to greater overall hostility in police-public interactions – an example of what researchers call the ‘weapons effect’.
Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design. 

Ed Smith (Peterhouse 1995) and fourth-year natural scientist Lauren Baldwin discuss sport, life – and the surprising uses to which cabinets may be put.

Dr Stanley Bill, University Senior Lecturer in Polish Studies, shares his experiences of teaching and research.

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