Empower minds

What we will do next:

Empower minds

The people who come here change Cambridge. The ideas that leave here change the world. For 800 years, we have actively sought out the best and brightest minds. We need to attract more raw talent and radical thinkers, regardless of background or bank account—and ensure that their experience here, both at work and at play, is unsurpassed. We show our students how to think, not what to think—and empower them to aim high. Because Cambridge, more than anywhere else, is where they will do their greatest work.
 

The people who come here change Cambridge. The ideas that leave here change the world. For 800 years, we have actively sought out the best and brightest minds. We need to attract more raw talent and radical thinkers, regardless of background or bank account—and ensure that their experience here, both at work and at play, is unsurpassed. We show our students how to think, not what to think—and empower them to aim high. Because Cambridge, more than anywhere else, is where they will do their greatest work.
 

Featured priorities

A College supervision session
Teaching the next generation of leaders how to think, not what to think. Here, teaching is a two-way process, revolving around an exchange of thinking and understanding.
Students in front of one of our Colleges
There are thousands of students out there who could make their mark on the world.
A Cambridge-Africa Programme workshop in Tanzania
Supporting a new generation of outstanding researchers to create an African research culture.
Public Policy
Linking Cambridge’s world-leading research with policymaking to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.

Impact of giving

 
 
 
 
 
Children looking at globe
The second phase of the interdisciplinary Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, a collaboration between the Philomathia Foundation and the University, has been launched to enable further pioneering work in addressing some of the major issues facing humanity today.
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Sainsbury Centre. Photo credit: Hufton and Crow
On 1 May 2018, the Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) celebrated the opening of the Simon Sainsbury Centre presided over by his Royal Highness the Duke of York.