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Alumni e-bulletin

May 2011

Sainsbury Laboratory


Welcome to the May e-bulletin, which brings you the latest news about alumni events and activities, and updates from across the University.

Election of New Chancellor

The current Chancellor of the University, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, steps down from this post on 30 June after 34 years of service. The Nomination Board has now published its recommendation for the election of the next Chancellor by the University Senate. Further information can be found online.

CARO Events

Newnham CollegeAlumni Weekend 2011
Friday 23 September – Sunday 25 September
The brochure for Alumni Weekend 2011 is now available online and hard copies are being mailed this week.

Booking will be open online at 10am on Monday 6 June.


Coming up in Cambridge this summer

Women's Word

Women's Word

18 - 19 June & 24 - 26 June
Women's Word is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. This year speakers include P.D. James, Wendy Cope and Allison Pearson.


For more information and to download the programme, please see the Women's Word website.


Cambridge Footlights

Cambridge Footlights
14 - 25 June
'The most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (The Independent) bring you 'Pretty Little Panic', their 2011 Tour. Make sure you grab one of these 'must-have' tickets (The Times) for the Footlights' hour-long Cambridge previews, which will showcase the club's finest comedians before they embark on a monumental international

For tickets, please see the ADC Theatre website.



University News




Image credit: Nickie C. Chan

FluPhone: disease tracking by app
A mobile phone app developed by Cambridge researchers to track how people behave during an epidemic could be used to limit disease spread.


Image credit: Barney Brown and Dr Petra Vertes

Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain
We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set out to test that assumption – by conducting a live experiment using Twitter.


Alumni Travel Programme


Highlands & Islands of Scotland Cruise

Highlands & Islands of Scotland Cruise
Join Cambridge alumni this September for an eight-day cruise of the Hebridean islands of Lewis, Harris and Skye on the Lord of the Glens, a 150-foot long luxury yacht with 27 outside-facing cabins.

For more information please see our website.


Alumni Groups


For those of you who are in London , or who visit often, we are pleased to announce that there is now a page on the CARO website with details of all the London Groups. Here, you can easily find out about the different social and professional networking events taking place in the city.

There are still tickets available for the Cambridge Society of London's Varsity Cricket Match Special at Lord's on 26 June and on 16 July, Cambridge10 is holding a Summer Garden Party and Bop in London.

In June, the Oxford and Cambridge Society of The Netherlands is organising a weekend visit to Maastricht and in August, the Cambridge Society of New South Wales is holding its Annual Winterfeast.

These are just a few of the events which you can find listed on the Forthcoming Events page.


Alumni Merchandise

Visit our website to find out what Cambridge alumni are saying about owning and using their very special University of Cambridge Onoto pens.

To order your own Onoto pen today, please see the website.

Onoto pens



Visit the CAMCard section of the alumni website to find out about discounts offered to Cambridge alumni.

Cambridge CAMCard 

CARO Notices

Glyndebourne on Tour: priority booking opportunity for alumni

Alumni have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Glyndebourne on Tour two weeks in advance of the general public. Priority booking for alumni is 30 May to 13 June. For full details of the Glyndebourne on Tour schedule, and information on all of Glyndebourne's other activities, visit

University Notices

'Cambridge &' publications series

The Office of Communications and External Affairs have produced a number of publications about the University, including 'Cambridge & its heritage' and 'Cambridge & climate change', all of which are available to download on their website.

Social Networking


Get news and event updates from CARO on facebook!
Our fanpage is regularly updated with news and events from across the University and from our Alumni Groups. Through facebook you can also comment on our news items, events and group notices!

You can also...
Join the London Group
Sign up to Cambridge Alumni living in Cambridge

Cambridge in America also has its own fanpage on facebook!


Follow us on Twitter

Cambridge in America have now joined the world of Twitter! Follow them to get short updates from across North America .


Check out our range of photos on Flickr

Video and Audio

Cambridge University on YouTube

Cambridge on iTunesU


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