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Fake news, black holes and AI: Cambridge academics to speak at Hay Festival

Nineteen academics from a wide range of disciplines will take part in this year’s Cambridge Series of talks at the Hay Festival, one of the most prestigious literary festivals in the world.

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A new spin on organic semiconductors

Researchers have found that certain organic semiconducting materials can transport spin faster than they conduct charge, a phenomenon which could eventually power faster, more energy-efficient computers.

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Rescindment of visiting fellowship | statement from Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope

I have received many messages in the last few days about the decision by the Faculty of Divinity to offer, and then rescind, a visiting fellowship to Professor Jordan Peterson. In light of these messages, I think it is important to set out some key facts and some reflections.

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost pupils’ life chances.

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over the next three years.

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A stitch in time ... protecting the University's finances for a robust future | Vice-Chancellor's blog

The University needs to take tough decisions now to ensure it remains financially sustainable, writes Professor Stephen J Toope, the Vice-Chancellor

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.

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Premature babies could benefit from changes to drugs administered to at-risk mothers

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase their safety.

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Changes in ocean 'conveyor belt' predicted abrupt climate changes

A new study is the first to measure the time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts.

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Physician, heal thyself: engineering a new National Health Service

The National Health Service turned 70 in 2018 – but, amid the celebrations, its health is faltering. By working closely with local hospitals and GPs, researchers at Cambridge University are developing bold new ideas they believe will help the NHS thrive for decades to come.

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