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The 2015 Science Festival is bigger than ever

23 March 2015

The 2015 Cambridge Science Festival finished on a high yesterday, following two weeks of lively science talks, demonstrations, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, art and much more, which had the city of Cambridge bustling with thousands of people eager to explore diverse areas of science. The Festival continues to bring more...

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The next generation of science

18 March 2015

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, Cambridge Science Festival 2015 will finish on a high, with another packed weekend. The first weekend of the Festival saw over 20,000 visits, including over 300 attendees for the new adults-only Cambridge Corn Exchange event and the Festival is preparing for a second, equally popular...

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The ‘cutting edge’ of science at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

17 March 2015

Why does sharing your health data matter so much? What does the future hold for medical research? Can homeopathy offer anything to modern medicine? These are some of the important health and medical research questions being asked during the second week of the Cambridge Science Festival, when the Festival’s journey from...

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Life Sciences in the picture

13 March 2015

Wednesday 18 March will see the return of the Graduate School of Life Sciences poster and image competition at the Cambridge Science Festival, which started on Monday and runs for two weeks. In line with the theme of the 2015 Festival, this event is a visual demonstration of the importance of light and the way it is being...

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Cambridge Science Festival on track for biggest weekend yet

11 March 2015

Cambridge Science Festival on track for biggest weekend yet The Cambridge Science Festival (9-22 March) is celebrating its 21 st year and so far has attracted over 1,000 attendees each night. At the heart of the programme of almost 300 events, is the first weekend of 14-15 March, a city-wide extravaganza of free lectures...

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The promise of stem cells

10 March 2015

Surprising insights and the latest ground-breaking advances in stem cell research are put under the microscope at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, which started on Monday and runs for two weeks. The potential use of stem cells to treat disease, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer, and the...

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The roles and responsibilities of universities in relation to planetary sustainability

10 March 2015

What are the challenges that Universities face in terms of managing research and investment portfolios, which interface with external partners? How should Universities respond to public scrutiny of these activities, and perceptions about their ethical responsibilities to current and future generations, and the planet...

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Introducing the ‘stars’ of Cambridge Science

9 March 2015

The Cambridge Science Festival, which started today and runs for two weeks, celebrates world-leading science. As part of the Festival, seven leading scientists, the Cambridge Stars , will be discussing their glittering careers and latest research breakthroughs across two events, on 12 & 19 March. From star formation...

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The Science of Invention

6 March 2015

The 21 st Cambridge Science Festival, which starts on Monday and runs for two weeks, will include events exploring human creativity and invention. Throughout the Festival, Cambridge will be invaded by a Mars rover , will play host to the future of electricity and artificial lights and will celebrate some of the most...

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Science at the cinema

4 March 2015

An evocative series of science-based short films will premiere at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival, which starts on Monday and runs for two weeks. Part of the Cambridge Shorts film series, these films are produced in collaboration between filmmakers and University of Cambridge researchers. The three films in this...

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