This year with our Varsity promotion video we wanted to tackle the stigma and misconceptions that are attached to our sport, and women in sport more generally.
The quotes in the video are all real.
If you're in the business of wanting to see what competitive netball truly looks like then look no further than the Varsity matches taking place this year Sunday, 25th February at Iffley Road, Oxford.
We are so proud of our sport, and the hard-work and the commitment that goes into our training and preparation - this year is no exception.
Enormous thanks to the amazing James Walden for his work creating this video.
In January 2018 it was reported that the Parole Board had approved the release of John Worboys, the so-called ‘Black Cab Rapist’. Worboys had been incarcerated since his conviction for a number of sexual offences in March 2009, and it was believed that he was responsible for many attacks over which he was not charged.
The announcement of the decision caused much public unrest, and led to scrutiny of the Parole Board’s decision and suggestions that it should be subject to judicial review. In this video, Professor Christopher Forsyth considers the situation, and the likelihood of any review being successful.
Christopher Forsyth was Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge.
For more information about Professor Forsyth, please refer to his profile at https://www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/c-f-forsyth/31
Law in Focus is a collection of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. These issues are examples of the many which challenge researchers and students studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the Faculty.
We all want to step in and help when we see someone in trouble. So what stops us? The team behind Cambridge’s anti-harassment campaign Breaking the Silence, offers some tips and techniques for distracting, disrupting or challenging a problem situation. Then asks – if we all became active bystanders, could we change our culture for good?
Breaking The Silence is Cambridge University's campaign to promote zero tolerance of sexual misconduct.
Aimed at establishing a culture where all our members are treated with respect, the campaign highlights new training, support and guidance available to students and staff.
The campaign includes prevention initiatives for students, including consent workshops, bystander training and codes of conduct for sports teams; and training for collegiate and university staff in how to respond effectively and to support students making disclosures of sexual misconduct.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this video, please visit www.breakingthesilence.cam.ac.uk for advice and support.
Truffles are one of the world’s most expensive ingredients, and also one of the most mysterious. Now, with the help of a 170-year-old ‘living laboratory’, and a dog called Lucy, researchers hope to unearth new understanding of the secret life of these underground delicacies.
Welcome to Inside Cambridge - the place where we take you behind the scenes at Cambridge University! In our first episode you will meet the students who are running the drag performance group Dragtime and a PhD student who is looking at pelvis size and childbirth.
What would you like to see in further episodes of Inside Cambridge? Comment below!
This is the final film in our India Unboxed series celebrating India's 70th year of independence.
This Anglo-Indian desk, of rosewood with lac-engraved ivory and silver handles, was made in the 1750s by an unknown maker at Vizagapatam, on the Coromandel Coast of East India, an important port along the historic trade route between Europe and the Far East.
Although the form is western, the finely engraved, very delicate and sprightly floral decoration is Indian, drawing its inspiration from motifs in the Mughal style found on Chintz fabrics, making it a truly hybrid object that 'belongs to the visual culture of both East and West'.
This desk is as illuminating as it is enigmatic – it tells so many stories but it keeps just as many secrets.
This film looks at the impact of the innovations and ideas that have come out of Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory over the past 140 years, and the work and legacy of sound engineer Ray Dolby, who did his PhD at the Cavendish and whose pioneering research changed the way the world listens. The Dolby family have donated £85 million to Cambridge to help reimagine the possibilities of physics now, and develop a new Cavendish Laboratory for the 21st century.
Orchidaceae is one of the largest plant families, with upwards of 27,000 species found on all continents except Antarctica.
Many of the Himalayan and South Asian orchids were originally brought back to the UK by the orchid hunters of the late 1800s.
Dendrobium fimbriatum as seen at Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It is a tropical species from the forests of south Asia.
The orchid collection at CUBG provides a great educational resource full of stories, both ecological, biological and cultural and with great potential for future research.
The first study to compare ancient and living female bones shows that women from early agricultural eras had stronger arms than the rowers of Cambridge University’s famously competitive boat club.
Here, lead author Dr Alison Macintosh from Cambridge University's Department of Archaeology discusses the research. She believes the findings suggest a “hidden history” of gruelling manual labour performed by women that stretched across millennia.
Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quartet of short films made with Cambridge University and international experts discussing topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence - Friend in the Machine presents fascinating insights from academia and industry about the world of companion robots and asks what it means to be human in an age of nearly human machines.
Once you've watched our film, please take a moment to complete our short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8CQ53R8
Made by Dr Beth Singler (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmunds College, Cambridge, and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge).
Written & Directed by Colin Ramsay & James Uren. A Little Dragon Films Production.
Co-funded by Arm
Good Lad facilitator Ben chats about why the initiative is an important part of the Breaking The Silence campaign. More information on Breaking The Silence can be found here: http://bit.ly/2z614wg and you can get involved with the Good Lad Initiative here: http://bit.ly/2hXqdzc
Sheep can be trained to recognise human faces from photographic portraits – and can even identify the picture of their handler without prior training.