Friday 22nd August 2014, 08:52 BST | Cambridge,UK

Cambridge ranked fifth best university in the world

For the fourth year running, the University of Cambridge has held onto its fifth place in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Despite reaching second place in 2005 and 2006, Cambridge has maintained a respectable position in the top five since the first publication Read more…


Oxbridge tuition fees could rise to £16,000

The former Universities Minister has suggested that top universities could raise their tuition fees in exchange for buying student debt

Cambridge University finally adopts living wage

The University of Cambridge has announced that as of this week, it will pay all direct staff the living wage

Trinity triumph in 2014 Tompkins Table

Record-breaking year as Trinity continues to hold the top spot, whilst other colleges experience a results surge.

Tour de France comes to Cambridge

The final English leg of this year’s Tour de France drew crowds in central Cambridge

Jesus mourn for Dean of college chapel

Tributes pour in online as it is announced that Reverend Dr John Hughes, Dean of Jesus College Chapel, has been killed in a car accident.


O, Captain, My Captain!

Lavinia Puccetti takes an emotional look at the late Robin Williams’ legacy, and what it means for the children who grew up with him

Guggenheim Exhibition: ‘For Your Eyes Only’

Lavinia Puccetti discusses the seduction and persuasion that pervades the art of this intriguing exhibition

Arcsoc Summer Show 2014

Ciara Nugent urges anyone near a train station to head to this year’s Arcsoc show in London

Film: The Trouble with Adaptations part 3

From Nazi propaganda to evil sharks and talking mice, Jamie Rycroft discusses different adaptations of the Titanic tragedy

Where is publishing going?

Talia Zybutz interviews Jacob Cockcfroft and Mairi Kidd on how they are innovating the publishing industry


The Fetishisation of Conflict: A Liberal Problem?

After last week’s Cambridge Palestinian Forum protest was cancelled, Gideon Levitt looks at how society glamorizes conflict

Medicine and mental health

There’s still a long way to go in overcoming the stigma of mental health in a field that equates speaking out with weakness

Isla Vista: everything but the truth

We have a troubling reluctance to acknowledge misogyny in Elliot Rodger’s killing spree

Place-hacking: activism for a modern era?

The trial of a postmodern Spiderman highlights how night climbing has moved beyond hedonistic thrill-seeking to posing serious questions

On ‘cunt’

Should we use the word or abandon it?


Racing to a New Varsity Rivalry

Horse racing is the latest sport to establish a Varsity contest, and the first ever flat race between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on Friday 17th October as part of Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket.

Sledging In Cricket: Have They Crossed The Boundary?

If rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen, and football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians, then surely cricket is a game for gentlemen played by gentlemen?

Varsity Channel swim ends in historic draw

The Oxford and Cambridge swimming teams drew in their race across the Channel for the first time in over a decade

International coaching for Cambridge cricketers

England captain and Wisden cricketer of the year, visits women’s cricket team ahead of Varsity

May Bumps 2014: the predictions

Varsity predicts the crews likely to do well in this week’s races


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