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2020-08-12 00:00 - Photography Exhibition: Everyday Delight (Windows Edition)

What's On - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 08:08
An exhibition of photography on the windows of the Alison Richard Building.

2020-08-09 12:00 - REOPENING - THE HEONG GALLERY

What's On - Mon, 03/08/2020 - 16:23
The Heong Gallery will reopen by PRE-BOOKING ONLY. Exhibition WE ARE HERE. Free.

2020-08-05 00:00 - Summer with the Museums

What's On - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 16:00
Find a huge range of downloadable resources, hands-on activities and fun ideas for the summer holiday on our specially created web page.

2020-08-13 10:00 - Cambridge University Botanic Garden Adult courses online 2020

What's On - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 14:41
Hand tied bouquet. Tutor Paula Edgington

2020-08-10 10:00 - Cambridge University Botanic Garden Adult courses online 2020

What's On - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 14:39
Chemical elements and plant growth: a journey through time and the periodic table (repeat). Tutor Alison Foster

2020-08-11 13:00 - Café Sci Cambridge: Obscure Crops to Save the World

What's On - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 11:50
Around the world, more than 30,000 plant species have documented uses, yet day to day we exploit just a handful of these. What does this simplification of our domesticated flora mean for humanity, faced with impending climatic and environmental challenges over the coming century? What will we be eating a century from now? Join Dr James Borrell, Kew Gardens, to explore this important topic.

2020-08-11 19:30 - Mill Road History Society AGM and Zoom Quiz

What's On - Tue, 28/07/2020 - 15:39
A short Annual General Meeting followed by a Pub-style Quiz over Zoom to test your Cambridge and Mill Road history knowledge.

Cambridge academics elected to British Academy fellowship

They are among 86 distinguished scholars to be elected to the fellowship in recognition of their work in the fields of law, economics, Middle Eastern studies, geography, history of science, art and architecture, classics, and English literature.

The Cambridge academics made Fellows of the Academy this year are:

  • Professor Catherine Barnard (Faculty of Law; Trinity College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on European Union law, especially the single market; Brexit and the UK-EU future relationship; employment law, especially equality law, and its European dimension.
  • Professor Giancarlo Corsetti (Faculty of Economics; Clare College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work in the field of economic policy and international economics, with focus on currency, financial and debt crises, European monetary union and open economy macroeconomics.
  • Professor Khaled Fahmy (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; King's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on modern Middle Eastern history, history of Islamic law, the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • Professor Sarah Radcliffe (Department of Geography; Christ's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on critical development and political geography; postcolonial and decolonial geography; indigeneity; intersectionality in socio-spatial inequalities; these themes in relation to Andean lives, contestations and knowledges.
  • Professor James Secord (Department of History and Philosophy of Science; Christ’s College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on history of science; science communication; natural history, evolution and geology in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Professor Caroline van Eck (Department of History of Art; King’s College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on the history of European art and architecture c. 1800 in a globalising world.
  • Professor Timothy Whitmarsh (Faculty of Classics; St John's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on ancient Mediterranean literature, culture and thought; Greek literature, especially of the Roman Empire; cultural contacts in the ancient world; ancient religion and scepticism; literary and cultural theory.
  • Professor Clair Wills (Faculty of English; Murray Edwards College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on 20th-century British and Irish cultural history; contemporary writing; the literature and social history of migration.

The British Academy has also welcomed four new honorary Fellows, among them Bridget Kendall MBE, Master of Peterhouse Cambridge. Kendall is a broadcaster and writer with a particular interest in Russia, international diplomacy and security and promotion of language learning.

The new Fellows join a community of over 1,400 leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Current Fellows include the classicist Professor Dame Mary Beard, the historian Professor Sir Simon Schama and philosopher Professor Baroness Onora O’Neill, while current honorary Fellows include Dame Joan Bakewell, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Baroness Brenda Hale. 

Professor Whitmarsh said: “I have owed much, along the way, to the British Academy, who funded my postgraduate studies and awarded me a Mid-Career Fellowship in 2012-2013, which allowed me to write my book Battling the Gods. I am now greatly honoured, and genuinely humbled, to have been elected a Fellow.”

Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, said: "I would like to extend a warm welcome and hearty congratulations to the individuals who have joined the British Academy Fellowship. This is a time to reflect on the many invaluable contributions these academics have made to their disciplines. It is also a time for celebration, and I hope that, social distancing measures notwithstanding, each of our new Fellows is able to do so in ways great or small."

As well as a fellowship, the British Academy is a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.

Eight academics from the University of Cambridge have been made Fellows of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

I have owed much, along the way, to the British Academy ... I am now greatly honoured, and genuinely humbled, to have been elected a FellowTimothy WhitmarshThe British AcademyThe British Academy


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Cambridge academics elected to British Academy fellowship

In the News - Mon, 27/07/2020 - 13:49

They are among 86 distinguished scholars to be elected to the fellowship in recognition of their work in the fields of law, economics, Middle Eastern studies, geography, history of science, art and architecture, classics, and English literature.

The Cambridge academics made Fellows of the Academy this year are:

  • Professor Catherine Barnard (Faculty of Law; Trinity College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on European Union law, especially the single market; Brexit and the UK-EU future relationship; employment law, especially equality law, and its European dimension.
  • Professor Giancarlo Corsetti (Faculty of Economics; Clare College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work in the field of economic policy and international economics, with focus on currency, financial and debt crises, European monetary union and open economy macroeconomics.
  • Professor Khaled Fahmy (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; King's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on modern Middle Eastern history, history of Islamic law, the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • Professor Sarah Radcliffe (Department of Geography; Christ's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on critical development and political geography; postcolonial and decolonial geography; indigeneity; intersectionality in socio-spatial inequalities; these themes in relation to Andean lives, contestations and knowledges.
  • Professor James Secord (Department of History and Philosophy of Science; Christ’s College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on history of science; science communication; natural history, evolution and geology in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Professor Caroline van Eck (Department of History of Art; King’s College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on the history of European art and architecture c. 1800 in a globalising world.
  • Professor Timothy Whitmarsh (Faculty of Classics; St John's College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of his work on ancient Mediterranean literature, culture and thought; Greek literature, especially of the Roman Empire; cultural contacts in the ancient world; ancient religion and scepticism; literary and cultural theory.
  • Professor Clair Wills (Faculty of English; Murray Edwards College) has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on 20th-century British and Irish cultural history; contemporary writing; the literature and social history of migration.

The British Academy has also welcomed four new honorary Fellows, among them Bridget Kendall MBE, Master of Peterhouse Cambridge. Kendall is a broadcaster and writer with a particular interest in Russia, international diplomacy and security and promotion of language learning.

The new Fellows join a community of over 1,400 leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Current Fellows include the classicist Professor Dame Mary Beard, the historian Professor Sir Simon Schama and philosopher Professor Baroness Onora O’Neill, while current honorary Fellows include Dame Joan Bakewell, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Baroness Brenda Hale. 

Professor Whitmarsh said: “I have owed much, along the way, to the British Academy, who funded my postgraduate studies and awarded me a Mid-Career Fellowship in 2012-2013, which allowed me to write my book Battling the Gods. I am now greatly honoured, and genuinely humbled, to have been elected a Fellow.”

Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, said: "I would like to extend a warm welcome and hearty congratulations to the individuals who have joined the British Academy Fellowship. This is a time to reflect on the many invaluable contributions these academics have made to their disciplines. It is also a time for celebration, and I hope that, social distancing measures notwithstanding, each of our new Fellows is able to do so in ways great or small."

As well as a fellowship, the British Academy is a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.

Eight academics from the University of Cambridge have been made Fellows of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

I have owed much, along the way, to the British Academy ... I am now greatly honoured, and genuinely humbled, to have been elected a FellowTimothy WhitmarshThe British AcademyThe British Academy


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2020-07-29 18:00 - #LucyInLockdown with Dr. Maria Colzani & Dr. Maria Rosa Pozzi

What's On - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 15:17
All are welcome to join us for this fascinating talk exploring pandemics with mother and daughter duo Dr. Maria Colzani & Dr. Maria Rosa Pozzi

Professor Nicholas Lash

11th July, 2020 sad news that Professor Nicholas Lash, the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity from 1978-1999, died in the early morning.
Categories: Around the School

2020-07-30 18:00 - Reading the book of life: What has genome sequencing ever done for us?

What's On - Mon, 20/07/2020 - 13:33
Twenty years after the first draft of the human genome project, Professor Sir Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, reflects on how far we have come since those early days, in conversation with science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney.

2020-07-23 12:00 - Great St.Mary's Tower

What's On - Fri, 17/07/2020 - 10:38
Tower is now open at Great St. Mary's the University Church with panoramic views of the colleges and Cambridge.

Congratulations to Lindsey Askin awarded book prize

Congratulations to Lindsey Askin, whose book, Scribal Culture in Ben Sira, has been awarded a book prize by the British Association for Jewish Studies (the book began as a PhD in the Faculty supervised by James Aitken).
Categories: Around the School

CIP Grant Successes

Congratulations Esra Özyürek; Dr Julia Snyder, and Dr Daniel Weiss; Dr Safet HadziMuhamedovic
Categories: Around the School

New Book by Joe Webster

Jo Webster's recently published new book: The Religion of Orange Politics: Protestantism and fraternity in contemporary Scotland (Manchester University Press, 2020).
Categories: Around the School