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The Department of Zoology is home to a thriving community of scientists who share a deep interest in how animals develop, function, interact and evolve.

We take pride in our world-class, wide-impact research and in our enthusiastic, high-quality teaching. Maintaining these exceptionally high standards requires a sustained input of resources, and an essential element of this is the support from donations.

How you can help

• Make a donation to our Research Support Fund

• Make a donation to our Part II Tropical Field Course Bursary Fund

• Make a donation to our Museum of Zoology

Alternatively, to discuss your philanthropic objectives, please contact me

Linda Hindmarsh

Senior Associate Director – School of Biological Sciences


+44 (0)1223 332288

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Read more about the Department of Zoology

Opportunities in 'Zoology'

The Finback whale skeleton, shown in the University of Cambridge's Museum of Zoology
The Museum of Zoology is home to a huge variety of recent and fossil animals, including collections made by great naturalists of the past. Its collections include rare and extinct animals, a great auk skin and treasures from Darwin's Beagle voyage.
A baby sloth in a tree in Panama
Our tropical field course for undergraduates is only possible as a result of generous support from our alumni and friends. Your support funds bursaries, which ensure that students can attend the course, regardless of their financial situation.
The aim of this Fund is to transform our ability to support our zoologists, and enable us to respond and innovate in our fast-changing subject.

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Cambridge is a world-leading centre of biological research, pioneering stem cell science, and the fight against cancer and infectious diseases.

Related gift announcements

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.

Tony Whitten in Raja Ampat, on his final voyage
Gift announcement
A new lectureship in Marine Biology has been created in the Department of Zoology, with the intention of strengthening the Department’s capability as a centre of excellence in the research and teaching of marine biology.
An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
Gift announcement
A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.