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University of Cambridge: University in Cambridge, United Kingdom
The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two 'ancient universities' share many common features and are often referred to jointly as 'Oxbridge'. The academic standards, history, influence and wealth of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.


London Bridge attack victims identified as Cambridge graduates

Both were attending the Learning Together event, part of the University of Cambridge's prisoner education event at Fishmongers' Hall where Usman Khan launched his fatal stabbing attack.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Artificial leaf could turn sunlight into sustainable alternative to petrol, say scientists

artificial leaf could turn sunlight into sustainable alternative to petrol, say scientists
Scientists have developed an artificial leaf that they hope could one day provide a sustainable alternative to petrol. The imitation foliage mimics photosynthesis, the chemical reaction by which plants..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for University of Cambridge

'London will never be cowed': vigil held for attack victims [Video]'London will never be cowed': vigil held for attack victims

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called on Londoners to honour the memory of two people who died in an attack on Friday by drawing inspiration from their lives.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

Cambridge vice-chancellor 'devastated' after attack deaths [Video]Cambridge vice-chancellor 'devastated' after attack deaths

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Professor Stephen Toope has paid tribute to former students Jack Merritt and another unnamed female victim of the London Bridge attack. The attacker,..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:04Published


How women students put a rocket up Cambridge

An exhibition marks the long struggle for women to get degrees from Cambridge University.
BBC News - Published

Cambridge University library book returned 60 years late

Cambridge University waived a fine - which would be almost £4,700 at today's rates - for the ex-student.
BBC News - Published

University of Cambridge: Removing meat 'cut carbon emissions'

The University of Cambridge's catering service replaced beef and lamb with plant-based products.
BBC News - Published

EU Scientists Testing 'Self-Healing' Robots

eu scientists testing 'self-healing' robots
A European commission-funded project is working to help craft robots with soft hands made from a unique plastic that could be widely catered to human needs, according to The Guardian. Scientists at the..
WorldNews - Published

Cambridge student who died in Madagascar 'opened plane door'

Cambridge University student Alana Cutland fell to her death in July.
BBC News - Published

Cambridge student died on internship in Madagascar

Alana Cutland's family say she "lit up every room she walked into and made people smile".
BBC News - Published

Cambridge Scott Polar Inuit 'muffin top' sculpture fixed

cambridge scott polar inuit 'muffin top' sculpture fixed
It has been broken, rebuilt the wrong way and cruelly called "muffin top" - but the sculpture again stands proud.
BBC News - Published

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