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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 Faculty of History is one of the largest history departments in the world. Its work spans the globe and exemplifies the rich variety of sub-disciplines that constitutes history today.

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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.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.