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Chemistry at Cambridge aims to support fundamental science of the highest quality in a first class physical environment. The Department includes a large number of internationally recognised research groups covering a broad spectrum of chemical science ranging from molecular biology to geophysics.

Our research culture embraces challenging new areas, including strong collaborations with other academic disciplines and institutions, while maintaining a powerful presence in the traditional core areas of chemistry.

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

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LycaHealth, the new healthcare brand, have presented a donation of £150,000 to Cambridge University to support Sri Lankan students and improve public health in Sri Lanka.   
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Multi-million pound legacy to create a new 'Ray and Dagmar Dolby Court' at Pembroke College

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

Students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute
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Under a weeping willow on the banks of the River Cam at Whittlesford sit an 18th-century house and mill buildings, which today house a scientific laboratory, restoration studios, x-radiography labs and a library of technical art books and archives.
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The development of new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is one step closer thanks to the generous support of the Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation.