We can make malaria history. We can protect biodiversity. We can power Europe from the Sahara. We can attract the brightest minds and best teachers. We can preserve the cultural treasures of the world. We can save lives. But we need your help to do it.
The Cambridge Bursary Scheme, run by the University's Student Registry, offers many UK and EU students studying for their first degree financial support in the form of non-repayable bursaries, the value of which is dependent on their household income.
The University of Cambridge has long been one of the world's leading centres for study of Africa. Vibrant teaching and research programmes focused on Africa exist across the University, including those in the natural and biomedical sciences, archaeology, social sciences and humanities.
The Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture Fund was set up in memory of Andrew Chamblin, friend and colleague to many past and present members of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics's Gravitation & Relativity Group, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2006 at the early age of 36.
The fields of study covered by the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) are: Anglo-Saxon England, Scandinavia in the Viking Age, the Brittonic-speaking peoples (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Pictish Kingdoms and northern British Kingdoms) and the Gaelic-speaking peoples (Ireland, the Isle of Man and western Scotland).
The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is comprised of three connected disciplines: archaeology (including Ancient Near East subjects), biological anthropology and social anthropology. The department also houses the Haddon Library and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
At a time when the national and international media regularly examine issues pertaining to the nature and habitability of our cities, and buildings veer between sculptural extravagance and environmental responsibility, there is a need for serious, committed and imaginative designers and thinkers in the discipline.
To help our students continue to reach their highest potential, we are seeking £200,000 to endow a post for a visiting design teacher in perpetuity, injecting life and vigour into the studio environment.
The School of Arts and Humanities is concerned with the study of human culture, exploring, informing and enriching how we live. The School encompasses music, English, architecture, the history of art, philosophy, religion, classical antiquity, the study of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and modern and medieval languages. Alumni include Christopher Marlowe, Mary Beard, Bertrand Russell, Sylvia Plath, CS Lewis, Alan Bennett, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Zadie Smith, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Iris Murdoch.
Football has always been popular in Cambridge. The varsity football match between the association football clubs of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford is one of the oldest regular fixtures in world football, having been played every year since 1873 (with breaks for the two World Wars).
The Institute of Astronomy carries out teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational astronomy. A wide class of theoretical problems are studied, ranging from models of quasars and of the evolution of the universe, through to theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes.
Cambridge University Athletic Club prides itself on its long and distinguished history as one of the oldest athletics clubs in the world. Three times a year, we compete against Oxford's OUAC. In three out of every four years, CUAC and OUAC call a temporary truce and come together to compete against American universities in the oldest international athletic series in the world.
The Department of Psychiatry's Autism Research Centre brings together scientists working on autism from around the University of Cambridge. It also has major collaborations with other universities and works closely with clinical and voluntary sector services.
Cambridge is a world-leading centre of biological research, pioneering stem cell science and the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. Biological Science is the study of the biology of all living things and incorporates biochemistry, genetics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, neuroscience, plant sciences, psychology, zoology and veterinary medicine. Our alumni include Charles Darwin, Francis Crick and James Watson, Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenbrough.
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers.
The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) project uses epidemiological, behavioural and neuroimaging data to understand how individuals can best retain cognitive abilities into old age.
The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern. It also helps to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
This appeal will support the work of our student-run Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference. By funding bursaries to the Conference for students from non-privileged backgrounds, the Conference’s organising committee aims to broaden and increase the applications we receive to study law at Cambridge.
CATS Cambridge, the Cancer Awareness in Teenagers and Young People Society, raises awareness among students of the University of the signs and symptoms of the most common cancer types in 18 to 25 year olds.
An existential risk is one that threatens the existence of our entire species. The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) — a joint initiative between a philosopher, a scientist, and a software entrepreneur — was founded on the conviction that these risks require a great deal more scientific investigation than they presently receive.
Working at the interfaces between engineering, chemistry, biology and physics, our aim is to produce the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow, together with the industrial processes and bioscientific advances they will employ.
Next Generation Fellowships support early-career Research Fellows and Lecturers with start-up grants during the crucial first years of their posts, giving them time to build up their own research groups and profiles so that they can subsequently attract research grants.
The Department of Chemistry’s Next Generation Studentships programme offers full scholarships to the brightest young people who don't qualify for other scholarships, which are increasingly restricted to particular areas of research or specific groups of students.
The Faculty of Classics is one of the world's leading centres for the study of the ancient world. The Faculty hosts research groups in the Greek lexicon, Mycenaean epigraphy, Roman colonial landscapes and Greek in Italy.
The Department of Clinical Biochemistry trains science and medical graduates. It conducts high quality biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, obesity, related endocrine and metabolic disorders, and the molecular cell biology of membrane traffic pathways.
The School of Clinical Medicine is recognised as a leader in biomedical research, clinical education and healthcare innovation. It is an integral part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a world-leader in the development of new medicines and treatments, and at the forefront of stem cell research and the fight against cancer and infectious disease.
The Department of Computer Science and Technology is internationally recognised as a pioneer, and continues to be a leader, in its subjects. The Department's staff has included two Turing Award winners, and fellows of the major science and engineering academies in both the UK and USA.
CUCC and CUWCC are the cricket clubs for students of the University of Cambridge. As long ago as 1710, cricket was being played on the University's grounds. The first Varsity Match in 1827 established the tradition of a spirited rivalry with Oxford that has evolved into one of the most endearing series of amateur sporting competitions in the world.
The Institute of Criminology, founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz in 1959, has exerted a strong influence on the development of the discipline. Research interests include prisons, adolescent and young adult development, penal theory and ethics, and understanding of the causes, the consequences, and the prevention of interpersonal violence.
The David Crighton Fellowship is a scheme provides for three-month visits to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of young researchers (from overseas or from elsewhere in the UK), to engage in collaborative research with members of the Department.
The tradition of research and teaching on development at Cambridge goes back at least to the 1930s, when some of those who were later to be the founding fathers in the field studied here as graduate students under John Maynard Keynes.
Coeliac (celiac) disease affects at least 1% of the UK population and is caused by an immune response to gluten, a protein found in the cereals wheat, barley and rye. It is associated with a broad spectrum of effects, with the worst symptoms including severe abdominal pain, diarrhoea and fatigue. Current tests for coeliac disease are relatively insensitive. In view of these difficulties, our research project is developing robust digital image analysis for the duodenal biopsy material used in diagnostic tests.
The Dr Amanda Perreau-Saussine de Ezcurra Law Prize Fund was established in memory of Dr Perreau-Saussine de Ezcurra, to reward students' outstanding performance in the study of the History and Philosophy of International Law.
We are committed to nurturing the unique passions and talents of every student. We provide the opportunities for them to pursue their geological interests beyond the boundaries of their course, and encourage creative thinking to help them achieve their full potential.
With active research groups focusing on econometrics, macroenonomics, microeconomic theory, empirical microeconomics, economic history and alternative approaches to economics, the Faculty of Economics is also home to the Marshall Library.
Cambridge's Faculty of Education is a significant contributor to the improvement of educational policy and practice in partnership with schools, colleges and other educational agencies both in the UK and internationally. The Faculty is one of the largest groups of educational researchers and teacher educators in the UK.
The Edwards Symposia Series showcases the latest developments in soft matter science with a particular emphasis on theoretical and mathematical models, and on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials and design. The Series is in tribute to the life and work of Professor Sir Sam Edwards FRS, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century.
Through Sir Elihu Lauterpacht’s leadership and personal generosity, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law transformed from its beginnings in his study on Herschel Road in Cambridge into one of the world’s principal centres for international scholarship.
One of the largest and highest ranked such departments in the world, Cambridge's Department of Engineering is driving forward major projects on pivotal issues such as energy, cities, transport, healthcare and manufacturing.
The Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, is an international centre of excellence for the study, teaching and research in literature and literary criticism. The Faculty was founded in 1919 and has since been home to some of the most eminent critics, scholars, teachers and writers of English literature in the world.
Founded in 1904, the Cambridge University Expeditions Society (CUEX) is the oldest expeditions society in the world. In the footsteps of such alumni as Sir Peter Scott, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir David Attenborough, we exist to encourage and support students, staff and alumni to join, lead and organise expeditions around the world.
The Centre for Family Research undertakes transdisciplinary research that increases understanding of children, parents and family relationships. Our research has dealt with topics including pregnancy, childhood, partnerships, parenthood and later life. Most of our members are psychologists, but our team also includes sociologists, anthropologists, biologists and bioethicists.
The Festival of Ideas is a University of Cambridge public engagement initiative that celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences by showcasing a diverse mix of inspirational talks, performances, films, exhibitions and other creative displays.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge. Its core purpose is to safeguard the collections, to make them accessible for study and enjoyment and to preserve them for future generations.
Professor Timothy Cox's research group is working to develop gene therapy for adults and children affected by Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is one of the more common of the lysosomal disorders,causing enlargement of the liver and spleen, painful conditions in the bone, anaemia and a tendency to bleed.
The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is a multidisciplinary centre. We work together with more than 20 departments within the University and an international network of gender scholars beyond. Together this world-class collection of experts enables the Centre to facilitate outstanding teaching and research on gender analysis of human society.
Research themes of the Department of Genetics include functional genomics and systems biology, developmental genetics, epigenetic inheritance, evolution and population genetics, microbial genetics, and cell biology.
The Department of Genetics created the Genetics Centenary Fund to enable us to offer financial support to junior researchers and ensure that we continue to attract the very best talent from the UK and abroad.
The GK Batchelor Lectureship provides for a one-week visit each year by an authority in some branch of fluid mechanics, usually from overseas, to present a keynote fluid mechanics seminar and to interact with members of the Department, particularly with graduate students, during the visit.
The inaugural meeting of the Cambridge Gliding Club was held on February 12th 1935. The Club runs regular expeditions as well as taking part in the Varsity match with Oxford and the Inter-University Competition.
The University of Cambridge Department of Haematology provides education and carrying out research into medical aspects of haemotology including: haematopoiesis and leukaemia, transfusion medicine, and structural medicine and thrombosis.
With over 1.1 million specimens, some collected in the Galapagos by Darwin himself, the University Herbarium is a testament to our evolutionary past, and an invaluable resource in informing the emerging molecular science of the future. Including the nation’s most comprehensive and definitive collection of British plants, it is a resource both for scholars and the wider public.
King George I established the Regius Professorship of Modern History in 1724. Since then Cambridge has boasted a series of renowned historians such as Lord Acton, GM Trevelyan, Herbert Butterfield, Geoffrey Elton and JH Plumb.
The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is concerned with human behaviour, its history and continuing development through the study of archaeology, anthropology, politics and international studies, sociology, economics, history, the philosophy of science, law, criminology and land economy. Notable alumni include John Maynard Keynes, Eric Hobsbawm, Simon Schama and Siegfried Sassoon.
Ice hockey at Cambridge is a tradition that stretches as far back as 1885. Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club (CUIHC) is home to three teams: Cambridge Men's Blues, Cambridge Women's Blues and Cambridge Eskimos (staff and students).
The bursary fund helps students who would otherwise not be able to study the highly successful Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment masters's degree by making a contribution towards their course fees.
Cambridge University Jewish Society (CUJS) provides for the needs of Jewish students across the religious spectrum over their time at University. Many of our alumni continue to hold dear the friendships made at CUJS for many years after graduation.
The Land Society provides networking opportunities and social events for its more than 1,000 members, including Chartered Surveyors and those who work in commercial property, legal and rural land professions, public companies and for local and national government bodies.
The Language Centre supports the teaching and learning of languages throughout the University. The Centre seeks to increase multilingualism amongst students and staff of the University; promoting, encouraging and supporting the learning of languages for personal, academic and professional purposes.
The Faculty of Law hosts specialists in almost every aspect of English law and its history, the laws of other countries (especially European), European Community law, public and private international law, Roman law, legal philosophy, and criminology. At any one time around 6% of Cambridge undergraduates are reading law.
Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) was founded in 1974. Members of the club have won medals at both national and international competitions, and athletes who have represented CULRC have competed at each of the last three Olympic games.
The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research serves as an interdisciplinary hub providing a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with a programme of seminars, workshops, conferences, publications and research grants. It also provides laboratory space for a range of archaeological research across continents, periods and approaches.
The Department of Medical Genetics adopts a broad approach to ‘Medical Genetics’, encouraging interests in genomics and the functional biology of genetic disease, as well as applying genetics to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to disease.
The Department of Medicine provides high quality research, teaching and patient care. It is the largest department in the School of Clinical Medicine, and is comprised of 11 Divisions, each aligned to a clinical specialty within the NHS.
The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is an award-winning mathematics education and outreach initiative for ages 3 to 19 and the general public. We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to experience a rich, imaginative, challenging mathematical education.
The Museum of Zoology is home to a huge variety of recent and fossil animals. Its collections include those made by great naturalists of the past, rare and extinct animals such as Dodo skeletal remains from Mauritius, a Great Auk skin and treasures from Darwin's Beagle voyage. The Museum, housed in the University's David Attenborough Building, features some of the geologically oldest fossil mammals, recently extinct Tasmanian thylacines and many other specimens important for scientific research today.
The Faculty of Music lies at the heart of a vast network of musical study, research and practice at Cambridge. As a highly-rated research centre, our areas of expertise include medieval and renaissance music, nineteenth-century music, opera, performance studies, popular music and scientific approaches to music.
Cambridge University Musical Society is one of the oldest and most distinguished university music societies in the world. It offers a world-class musical education for members of the University and local residents, nurturing the great musicians of the future and providing performing opportunities for over 500 Cambridge musicians every year.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprises a multidisciplinary team of researchers, technicians and clinicians. Our research helps identify key predictive features associated with human pregnancy and uses genomics to identify key regulatory genes involved in the development of blood vessels in tissues.
The Department of Pathology's research seeks to understand - and ultimately arrest and reverse - disease processes. Our primary research topics are: cell and molecular pathology, immunology, microbiology and parasitology, virology and molecular histopathology.
The Peter Lipton Prize was endowed in memory of Professor Peter Lipton, a former Head of Department, who died in 2007. It is awarded each year for the best overall performance in the History and Philosophy of Science Part III course.
Pharmacology is all about finding out how drugs work: their effects on living organisms and their component parts such as cells, membranes, organelles, enzymes and DNA. The development of new and successful drugs requires advances and insights generated by scientific research.
The Faculty of Philosophy boasts more than 30 academic philosophers as well as approximately 150 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The Faculty has a strong focus on research related to metaphysics, logic and language, philosophy of mind, ethics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, political philosophy and Kant.
With its outstanding track record in research and teaching, the School of the Physical Sciences is home to some of the world's most important work in astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, geography, materials science, physics, and pure and applied mathematics.
The Department of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory carries out a range of research into biological, extreme, materials and quantum physics themes, as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching. This diversity of approach allows for cross-fertilisation of ideas and synergies for the analysis of physics problems.
Supporting graduate students to study physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. The Laboratory offers graduates from all over the world the opportunity to study with world-class researchers across the complete spectrum of physics, from studies of the very early universe, to the physics of superglue and chocolate.
The Cavendish Laboratory team are very conscious of their role in communicating the importance and excitement of contemporary physics and its cognate disciplines to young people and the general public.
The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) provides an institutional focus at Cambridge for teaching and research on politics in all its dimensions; international and comparative, theoretical and empirical, abstract and practical.
Cambridge University Pythons American Football Club (CUPAFC) is the University's gridiron team, competing in the British American Football University Championship and the season finale Varsity match against Oxford.
Through our public engagement activities, we try to open up the work of the University to members of the public as much as possible, unlocking research and lifelong learning opportunities for those of all ages.
The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) supports, promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research. Located at the heart of the humanities campus, the Centre's managed research programme produces over 400 events a year.
Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) is a wholly amateur student rugby club aiming to offer a rugby environment that aims to provide the best student rugby experience for academically talented students, both men and women.
The Russian Studies Fund enriches the learning and research environment for students of Russian at the University of Cambridge. It enables the Slavonic Studies Section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages to promote intellectual exchange in Russian Studies and to support student and staff initiatives, from language workshops to dramatic performances.
Cambridge University Cruising Club is the home of all windsurfing and small boat sailing at the University. 'Small' is 30 feet or less overall; bigger boats are the province of the separate Cambridge University Yacht Club.
Sandhoff disease is a variation of the rare and usually fatal genetic disorder Tay-Sachs disease, which causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Professor Timothy Cox's research group is working to develop gene therapy for children who have inherited Sandhoff disease.
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728. A walk through the museum takes you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air.
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728. To improve the accessibility of its world-renowned igneous and metamorphic rock collection, the Museum proposes to build a new Geological Collections Store to adjoin the AG Brighton Building in which the Museum is located.
Cambridge is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in sociology. Some of the best-known figures in British sociology – including Anthony Giddens, Michael Mann, John Goldthorpe, David Lockwood and Michael Young – have been part of Cambridge's sociology community, and some of the most distinguished names of sociology have lectured here.
CUSRC has three men's and three women's teams, consisting of a squad of around seven players each. The teams compete in various leagues and matches throughout the year; one of the highlights is the annual Varsity match against Oxford.
Stem cell science has the potential to be used directly in regenerative medicine to treat devastating conditions ranging from blindness and spinal cord injuries to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
In 2006, a £1m gift from Dennis Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery established the Stephen Hawking Trust Fund, which supports the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
The Department of Surgery has a strong clinical research emphasis and our overall strategy is to improve the surgical management of disease through developments in both basic and translational research.
The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together leaders from business, policy and academia to gain fresh perspectives and to collaborate across traditional boundaries, helping develop solutions to address the complex social and environmental challenges our societies face.
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare and usually fatal genetic disorder, which causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Research conducted at the University of Cambridge (and by collaborators in Alabama) has shown that it is possible to cure this condition by gene therapy.
The School of Technology is concerned with the development of new technologies and processes to improve the quality of life of society as a whole. It incorporates engineering, computer science and technology, chemical engineering and biotechnology, sustainability leadership and business and management. The school is responsible for such breakthroughs as the jet engine and the webcam and continues to push the boundaries of engineering and technological knowledge.
Obesity rates are continuing to rise worldwide and it is inevitable that associated illnesses, such as liver disease and diabetes will follow the same trend unless new therapeutic approaches are developed.
The Cambridge Bursary Scheme, run by the University's Student Registry, offers many UK and EU students studying for their first degree financial support in the form of non-repayable bursaries, the value of which is dependent on their household income.
The Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge is at the forefront of veterinary science and education and is a centre of excellence for teaching and research. Our research is spread across a variety of areas and we collaborate with mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers to use pioneering approaches to answer fundamental questions about disease.
The Whipple Museum holds an internationally important collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. As well as being open to the public, it is regularly used by the Department's staff and students for teaching and research.
The University and its Colleges are committed to widening participation at Cambridge and to higher education in general. By providing opportunities to the brightest and best from all backgrounds, Cambridge will remain an exceptional educational environment that raises aspirations and widens horizons for talented individuals.
Cambridge University Yacht Club prides itself both on its history of racing success and its accessibility to all members of this diverse sailing Club. Since the founding of the Club in 2004, students have seen regular success in the varsity match against Oxford and placed top three at the BUSA Yachting nationals. The Club has represented Cambridge at an international level in recent years, participating in the Student Yachting Nationals in 2015 and 2016, and winning the 2017 International Universities Regatta in Qingdao, China.