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Fiji has to about as far away from Oxford and Cambridge as you can get. Yet in the first week of August, college life was gloriously re-created amongst an eclectic group of Oxbridge alumni at Daku Resort in Fiji.

Professor John Aston, Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.
At a symposium next month (15 September 2017) academics, artists and ornithologists will share their responses to the work of 19th-century poet John Clare, whose patient and accurate observations of birds in field and hedgerow continue to astonish and inspire.
The Cambridge Festival of Ideas celebrates its 10th anniversary with a line-up of distinguished speakers and a host of exhibitions and events.
Leprosy hijacks our immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, according to new research that uses zebrafish to study the disease. As such, the disease may share common characteristics with conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

The Fiji Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Group have welcomed current Cambridge students as they embark on a volunteer project helping to rebuild communities which were destroyed by Cyclone Winston in 2016.

Composer-in-residence, Joanna Marsh (Sidney Sussex 1989) shares the songs which shaped her undergraduate life.

We highlight some of the students who are celebrating today and looking forward to coming to Cambridge.
Analysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours. Research in supermarkets finds workers ‘begging’ for extra hours, and feeling they are being punished with last minute shift changes.
First UK experiment on policing domestic abuse finds fewer men reoffending against partners – and reoffenders causing less harm to victims – when mandated to attend charity-run discussion course. Researchers call on Government to approve rollout of programme across England and Wales.

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