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Family check-up
New approaches to the world's most debilitating health conditions
A Cambridge-Africa Programme workshop in Tanzania
Supporting a new generation of outstanding researchers to create an African research culture.
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Creating Europe's largest concentration of scientists and clinicians fighting chronic diseases
A doctor giving a patient a CT scan
As threats to health become more complex and interconnected, so too will the solutions we develop to combat them.
Super conductor
Making possible a new generation of discoveries that provide affordable, clean energy for everyone on the planet for generations to come.
Students in front of one of our Colleges
There are thousands of students out there who could make their mark on the world.
Two women walking in the countryside
Pigeon-holing mental illness as ‘psychiatric’ means patients receive inadequate treatment. We want to change that.
Nepali woman with crops
Increasing crop yields and improving nutrition to feed a growing population
Inside the Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge is home to the largest and most significant University-owned collections in the world.
Conservators Rebecca Goldie, Mary French, and Emma Nichols examine a Lewis-Gibson fragment
Home to many of the world’s most significant collections, Cambridge is driving efforts to appreciate, understand and conserve many more beyond its borders.
Public Policy
Linking Cambridge’s world-leading research with policymaking to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.
Using big data can create computer models for a new generation of cities
Big data as a new discipline with the scope to change the way the world works
Sir David Attenborough (image by Cate Gillon)
Creating transformational solutions to environmental challenges: a partnership between international nature conservation organisations and University researchers.
The Library, Cambridge Judge Business School
A hub of entrepreneurship and fresh thinking at the heart of Europe’s largest technology cluster.
Writing Arabic on a board during a talk
Language is fundamental to humanity's ability to thrive
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.
Sixth formers at a dig at Newnham College
The primary aim of Access Cambridge Archaeology is to enhance educational, economic and social well-being through active participation in archaeology.
The ADC Theatre
The ADC is at the centre of university drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no faculty involvement.
Centre for African Studies logo
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.
Brain in skull
Pre-clinical medical and veterinary anatomy are taught through the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
Andrew Chamblin and DAMTP
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.
Anglo Saxon brooch after conservation
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).
Centre for Mathematical Sciences building
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics carries out research of world-class excellence in a broad range of subjects across applied mathematics and theoretical physics.
Mongar Tshechhu by Jonathan Taee
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.
Architecture studio - image by David Butlerq
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.
A page from an annual exhibition brochure, with a portrait of Dalibor Vesely inset
The Department of Architecture is establishing a fund in Dalibor Vesely's name to promote inquiry into the interplay between design, history and philosophy.
Architecture students
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 Faculty of Divinity building
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.
Bicycles outside the entrance to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of the Middle East and Asia.
CUAFC Men's Blues
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).
Arcminute Microkelvin Imager Small Array
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.
CUAC Jubilee Athletics 1913 in The Illustrated London News
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.
View from Department of Psychiatry window
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.
DNA and chromatin biology, Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry is the home of research into a wide range of related subjects including structural biology, molecular enzymology, cell signalling and control of gene expression, molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and bioenergy, cancer and cardiovascular biology.
Human iPS-derived cerebral cortex neurons (146 days) infected by GFP-expressing lentivirus, Courtesy of Roberta Cagnetta
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.
CUBC Blues
Cambridge challenged Oxford to the first race in 1829. The Boat Race is one of the biggest free sports events and over the years has captured worldwide interest.
Drawing of the new boathouse complex for the Cambridge University rowing clubs on the Great Ouse at Ely
The new boathouse at Ely, located on the south bank of the River Ouse, will provide world-class training facilities for three Cambridge University boat clubs: CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC.
CUBC training
Our endowment fund allows us to invest your gift and use the income earned on it to support the running of the Club.
Autumn colour at the Botanic Garden
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.
Cambridge Judge Business School
Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) works with students and organisations to identify important problems and questions and challenge people to find innovative answers.
Brain illustration
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.
Hauser Forum building, home of the Entrepreneurship Centre
Philanthropic support is vital for the very early high risk stages of new company formation. Our early stage funds are key to ensuring societal and economic impact from University research.
The Vice-Chancellor giving a lecture about disease prevention
Campod - Cambridge Fund for the Prevention of Disease - is a charity that raises money to directly support medical research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge.
People paper chain around the world
Bursary funding is made available for candidates in the Institute who are currently prevented from applying due to financial reasons.
Prosociality and wellbeing research word cloud
The Cambridge Prosociality and Well-Being Laboratory investigates the psychology and biology of human kindness and well-being.
A member of staff in the Alison Richard Building, home of the Institute of Public Policy
As global challenges rise to an unprecedented scale and complexity, there is a need for institutions that engage deeply with new ideas, new technologies and the challenges of the 21st century.
Science Festival event
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.
The David Williams Building, home of the Faculty of Law
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.
University Library tower
Cambridge University Library is one of the world’s most important repositories of the recorded word – in media ranging from 3000-year-old bone to the latest digital resources.
CUCC trip
With more than 100 members, the Cambridge University Canoe Club caters for all levels of ability, from absolute beginner to hardcore expert.
Stuart House, home of the Careers Service
The Careers Service is a University-funded department offering information and guidance to undergraduates, postgraduates and alumni of all disciplines.
Martin Rees, co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics
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.
Implantation
The Centre was founded in 2007 as a focus of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy.
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology sensor technology
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.
Silvia Vignolini in the lab
Why support chemistry at Cambridge?
Silvia Vignolini in lab
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.
Chemistry experiment in a laboratory
Lecturers at Cambridge are established researchers who are responsible for guiding, training and scrutinising research output, as well as sharing their knowledge through teaching.
A professor at work in his study
Chemistry’s Next Generation Professorships are awarded to our most outstanding researchers and external candidates from across the globe.
A group of Chemistry students
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.
Cambridge Judge Business School with, inset, a photograph of the late Aazar Bhandara
The Aazar Bhandara Memorial Fund was established in memory of Aazar Bhandara (MPhil Technology Policy 2007), who died in December 2015 at the age of 37.
Faculty of Classics
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.
Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Sciences
The University of Cambridge 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.
Clinical School students
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.
Diffusion tensor MRI used to study the role of white matter pathway disruption in causing cognitive impairment and dementia
Cambridge's Department of Clinical Neurosciences houses the John van Geest Centre for Brain repair, the Divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.
Raspberry pi
The Computer Laboratory is internationally recognised as a pioneer, and continuing leader, in computer science and technology. The Laboratory's staff has included two Turing Award winners, and fellows of the major science and engineering academies in both the UK and USA.
Madingley Hall, home of the Institute of Continuing Education
Your contribution will make it possible for us to support more individuals at the Institute for Continuing Education so that tuition fees are not a barrier to their study.
Students on a University of Cambridge International Summer Programme
Our vision is to share Cambridge – communicating its research and scholarship – with as many adults as possible, both locally and globally.
Madingley Hall, home of the Institute of Continuing Education
The Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall provides part-time learning opportunities for adults.
Institute of Continuing Education
Your contribution will make it possible for outstanding individuals to study on the Institute of Continuing Education's Master of Studies programmes.
Varsity Cricket at Lord's
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.
Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site
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.
Rock and Roll - just one of the dance styles that the Club offers
Cambridge Dancers' Club is a registered Cambridge University society, and around three quarters of our members are students or staff at the University of Cambridge.
Professor David Crighton and DAMTP
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.
Fieldwork photograph of children in Africa by Tammy Chen
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.
Gurdon Institute logo
Developmental biology is concerned with how cells acquire and maintain their normal functions, and cancer biology examines the way that cancerous cells escape from these normal controls.
Dr Mark Turin in the field
The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Professor Alan Macfarlane and Dr Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available valuable ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region.
Disability Resource Centre
The University's Disability Resource Centre provides a confidential, professional and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them.
A group of students, including one using a wheelchair
The University's Disability Resource Centre provides bursaries to students requiring support and equipment who wish to study at Cambridge.
Faculty of Divinity
The Faculty of Divinity is an international centre of excellence for the research and study of theology, biblical studies, religious studies, and the philosophy of religion and ethics.
Faculty of Law
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.
Department of Earth Sciences
As a large, integrated department the expertise and current research of our staff spans many areas of the earth sciences.
Earth Sciences Part III fieldwork
The opportunity to see and interpret spectacular examples of the geology taught in lectures is often a transformative experience for students.
Conservation in the Brighton Building
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.
'Evolution' travelled 2,047km on solar power across the Australian Outback
Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a 60 strong student organisation that designs and builds solar powered vehicles to compete in the biennial World Solar Challenge.
Faculty of Economics building, Sidgwick Site
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.
Faculty of Education
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.
Centre for Mathematical Sciences building with, inset, a photograph of the late Professor Sir Sam Edwards
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.
Holographic projector, Centre for Applied Photonics and Electronics
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.
A student in front of the Faculty of English
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.
Kirsty Wayland - Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre houses and maintains a collection of ergonomic and specialist equipment for students to borrow.
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies library
The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Library contains around 70,000 monograph volumes and around 180 current journals.
Image of families
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.
Cambridge Festival of Ideas
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.
Fitzwilliam Museum Founders' building interior
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.
Admiral Russell’s Frame
Help us raise the funds to purchase Admiral Russell’s Frame as the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s gift to mark the Museum’s bicentenary.
Gérôme portrait
Help the Fitzwilliam Museum mark its 200th year with the acquisition of a masterpiece of French portraiture, Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme.
Ceiling map at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
The Association of Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute was established in 1946 to provide individuals with a way of supporting the important work of the Institute.
Phillippe Charles Ernest Gaucher
Professor Timothy Cox's research group is working to develop gene therapy for adults and children affected by the lysosomal disorder Gaucher disease.
Vigeland sculpture
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.
Department of Genetics Farr research group cell localisation
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.
Genetics centenary logo
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.
Coastal storm surge aftermath
The Department of Geography is a flourishing and expanding academic community committed to high standards of research.
G K Batchelor and DAMTP
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.
Glider
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.
McDonald monographs in the Haddon Library
Haddon Library is the University of Cambridge's library for archaeology and anthropology.
Blood cells through a microscpe
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.
History Faculty building
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.
An orrery in the Whipple Museum's collection
The largest university department of its kind in the UK, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science has an outstanding international reputation for teaching and research.
Detail from a painting by Nicolas Poussin
The Department of History of Art at Cambridge began life in 1970 and the present History of Art undergraduate degree dates from that time.
Taking a short corner
The Cambridge University Hockey Club was founded in 1890. We now run three men’s and three women’s teams.
Faculty of Law at night
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.
CUIHC
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).
Attendees at the Mike Sharman commemoration event, 27 September 2014
The Sharman Fund was established in memory of Mike Sharman who pioneered graduate and post‐graduate education in manufacturing from the 1960s until his retirement in the 1990s.
Madingley Hall, home of the Institute of Continuing Education
The Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall provides part-time learning opportunities for adults.
Students undertaking studio work
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.
Three women at an iSoc Garden Party
The University of Cambridge Islamic Society (iSoc) serves the spiritual and academic needs of our Muslim students and fosters feelings of brotherhood and sisterhood amongst them.
The late Professor John Forrester
The John Forrester Memorial Award is to honour the memory of Professor John Forrester, the former Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, who sadly died in November 2015.
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, home of DAMTP
The Jubilee Fund supports the Department's research students, who are as vital to the future success of DAMTP as they have been in the past.
Cambridge University Karate Club show off their silverware
Founded in 1976, Cambridge University Karate Club practices the form of karate known as Shotokan.
Kettle's Yard collection objects
Kettle's Yard is a remarkable house and collection, opened in 1957. It hosts a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, learning activities and music for the benefit of the public.
Lacrosse team
The men’s lacrosse team was founded in 1882, making it the oldest university lacrosse club in the United Kingdom, and one of the oldest clubs in the world.
Apartment building
The Department of Land Economy addresses contemporary problems and conducts fundamental analysis relating to the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy.
Image of building with scaffolding
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.
Language centre plaque
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.
Rory, Bolivia
The Centre of Latin American Studies was founded in 1966 to promote research and teaching on Latin America in the University.
Blindfolded justice
The Lauterpacht Centre is part of the Faculty of Law and the scholarly home of international law at the University of Cambridge.
Law Faculty building at sunset
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.
CULRC
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.
CULRC logo
Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) was founded in 1974. The 70kg Club is our general giving fund.
Drawing of the new boathouse complex for the Cambridge University rowing clubs on the Great Ouse at Ely
The new boathouse at Ely, located on the south bank of the River Ouse, will provide world-class training facilities for three Cambridge University boat clubs: CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC.
CULRC
Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) was founded in 1974. Our endowment fund allows us to invest your gift and use the income earned on it to support the running of the Club.
Madingley Hall, home of the Institute of Continuing Education
Your contribution will help us to continue to keep Madingley Hall and its gardens maintained to the highest standards, providing an environment conducive to learning.
The Vice-Chancellor at a ceremonial event
The Vice-Chancellor’s Discretionary Fund is a valuable source of unrestricted funding for the University, allowing the Vice-Chancellor to direct funds to projects that have pressing needs
Marshall Library of Economics
The Marshall Library's main purpose is to support teaching and research in both the Faculty of Economics and in the Centre of Development Studies.
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy building, West Cambridge
The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy plays a central and major role in research and teaching in materials science.
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
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.
Structure of human galactocerebrosidase (GALC) gene
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.
Petri dishes
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.
Memory wordcloud
Based at the Department of Psychology, our research investigates the role of brain regions such as the frontal, medial temporal, and parietal lobes in human memory.
Millenium Maths Project
The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP) is a maths education and outreach initiative for ages 3 to 19 and the general public.
Plus magazine
Millennium Mathematics Project - Plus Magazine
STIMULUS helper in school
Millennium Mathematics Project - Stimulus Programme
Linguistics is a central part of the study of many language disciplines
The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is the home of language and linguistics teaching and research at the University of Cambridge.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibits
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology holds world-class collections representing the arts of the world, the history of humanity, and the diversity and resilience of global culture in the present.
Museum of Classical Archaeology tour (Alumni Festival 2014)
Our Museum collections span the length and breadth of the Graeco-Roman world and cover a time period reaching from 1700 BCE to 400 CE.
The Finback whale skeleton, shown in its new home in the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology
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.
West Road Concert Hall and Faculty of Music sign
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 Chamber Orchestra perform music by three impressionists, October 2014
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.
Obstetrician
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.
Doctor and nurse with a patient
The University Department of Oncology is part of the School of Clinical Medicine and is based within six locations on or close to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site.
Open Cambridge
For one special weekend in September, Cambridge unlocks its secrets and welcomes you through the doors of some of its most beautiful and intriguing places.
CUOS  is one of the largest and most prestigious student opera groups in the UK
Cambridge University Opera Society is one of the largest and most prestigious student opera groups in the UK, with a busy calendar of events taking place throughout the year.
Members of the Orienteering Club (CUOC) range from complete beginners to British champions.
The Orienteering Club (CUOC) is a registered Cambridge University society. Members range from complete beginners to British Champions.
Six children
The Department of Paediatrics is an internationally recognised centre for research in child health and development.
Pancreas
The Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre (CPCC) aims to be a centre of multidisciplinary excellence for the translation of pancreatic cancer research.
Human Papilloma Virus illustration
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.
Inset photo of Professor Peter Lipton - credit Howard Guest
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 research
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.
Faculty of Philosophy library book drop
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.
Cavendish Laboratory: physics of medicine
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.
Cavendish Laboratory - Department of Physics
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.
Physics student
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.
Outreach event at the Science Festival
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.
Plaque commemorating the work of Bob Edwards in IVF
Research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience is primarily in three major areas: cellular and systems physiology, developmental and reproductive biology, and neuroscience.
Plant sciences laboratory
The Department of Plant Sciences carries out research into global food security, synthetic biology and biotechnology, and climate science and ecosystem conservation.
Participants at the 'Cambridge in Qatar: perspectives on Middle East Studies' conference
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.
Psychiatry's dictionary definition
The Department of Psychiatry's core research interests are the determinants of mental health conditions, their treatments and the promotion of mental health through innovative translational research.
Psychology research
Psychology has been studied at Cambridge for over a century. The Department of Psychology provides word-class research and teaching in psychology and cognate disciplines.
Festival of Ideas
We provide co-ordination of major events, practical support, community contacts and advice to nurture charitable, educational and voluntary partnerships between the University and its communities.
Stethescope
The Department of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC) is one of Europe’s leading academic departments of population health sciences.
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, home of DPMMS
The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) is one of two mathematics departments at the University of Cambridge.
Cambridge University Pythons team photograph
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.
SPINlab MRI hyperpolariser
The Department of Radiology undertakes innovative research in medical imaging.
Cambridge Science Festival: child with
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.
A group discussion taking place in the Alison Richard Building, home of CRASSH
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.
Sandhoff disease gene therapy
Sandhoff dieease is a variation of the rare and usually fatal genetic disorder Tay-Sachs disease, which causes progressive damage to the nervous system.
Scott Polar Research Institute exterior
The Scott Polar Research Institute is a long-established centre for research into both polar regions.
Polar Museum interior
Through its stunning collections of objects, manuscripts and images the Scott Polar Research Institute tells awe inspiring stories about polar exploration, history and science.
The late Professor Sir David Williams and the Faculty of Law building at dusk
As a permanent endowed Chair in the Faculty of Law, the Sir David Williams Professorship of Public Law will enable the Faculty to provide senior, strategic academic leadership in the field at a time when global changes are generating new areas of enquiry in public law.
Old Cavendish Laboratory building, New Museums Site
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.
Sports Centre
Cambridge has an illustrious sporting history and continues to be home to athletes who compete at the highest levels and a thriving community of clubs for all abilities.
CUSRC members on World Squash Day
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.
Image of the rapid uptake of CD63-RFP EVs packed via target cell fEGFP (green) plasma membrane in vitro
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.
Professor Stephen Hawking and DAMTP
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 DAMTP.
Door to the student registry
The Board of Graduate Studies, part of the Student Registry, is a vital cog in the administration of the University.
People in scrubs
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.
World in water
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.
Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club
Founded in 1855 Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC) is one of the oldest swimming clubs in the country.
MR scanning images showing severe brain injury in a young girl with Tay-Sachs disease
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare and usually fatal genetic disorder, which causes progressive damage to the nervous system.
One of the manuscripts fragments from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection
The Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection at the University Library is a window on the medieval world of the Mediterranean area.
Nanomaterials and spectroscopy research
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.
Lindley collection specimen
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.
Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences
The Isaac Newton Institute is the UK's national research institute for mathematics.
Sedgwick Museum raptor skeleton
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.
Drawers of rocks from the Terra Nova expedition, 1910–1913
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.
Snehal Sidhu-Patrick
From the age of 16 Snehal Sidhu-Patrick was determined to study at Cambridge despite the significant challenges she faced, including being a wheelchair user.
The Wilberforce Society logo
The Wilberforce Society is the first student-run political think tank to have been established in the UK, based at the University of Cambridge.
Syringe with vial
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.
Graduating students at General Admission, 2012
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.
Cambridge Enterprise literature
University of Cambridge Enterprise works with members of the University to help them commercialise their research and provide consultancy services to industry.
Canine cancer treatment
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.
Whipple museum interior
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.
Senate House
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.
CUWBC Blues
Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club ('CUWBC') was founded in 1941 and prepares three crews to compete against Oxford in the Boat Races: two Heavyweight VIIIs (The Blue Boat and the reserve crew, Blondie) and a Lightweight VIII (CUWBC Lightweights).
Drawing of the new boathouse complex for the Cambridge University rowing clubs on the Great Ouse at Ely
The new boathouse at Ely, located on the south bank of the River Ouse, will provide world-class training facilities for three elite Cambridge University rowing clubs: CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC.
Zoology montage
Zoology is a department that brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from cell biology to field ecology. Evolution is the theme that underpins and unites much of our work.