Geese have been deemed a health and safety risk in King's CollegeDaniel D'Auria

Students back threatened geese

Fears of a Canada goose cull have provoked a backlash from students. The geese, which currently spend much of their time on the Backs close to King’s College, have been identified as a health and safety risk, as their droppings can cause serious illness and make walkways dangerously slippery. Hundreds of students have signed a petition against any cull taking place, instead encouraging non-harmful deterrents. In a letter to the College Council they said any cull would amount to “animal cruelty” towards “sentient beings”. The college insists that no cull is planned.

Museum seeks to revive histories of marginalised Indians

Hundreds of objects telling the story of 100 million marginalised Indian citizens have gone on display in a groundbreaking exhibition in the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The exhibition, entitled ‘Another India’, is presenting objects from its own vast collection, many of which have never been displayed before, as well as newly commissioned works from contemporary artists in India. Mark Elliot, the exhibition’s curator, said, “We didn’t want to do a show about Bollywood, saris and curry, but instead highlight a massive body of marginalised people.” “It’s an exhibition about identity, diversity and belonging.”

Academic completes abandoned opera

It has been announced that an abandoned Liszt opera, rediscovered by a Cambridge academic, will be given its world premiere this summer. The incomplete opera was discovered by David Trippett, of the Faculty of Music, a decade ago, after it had lain largely forgotten for almost two centuries. Since then Trippett has worked on the manuscript in order to piece together what Liszt created. “This project is about bringing it to life for the very first time,” he said. “The music that survives is breathtaking.”

St John’s College hosts film festival

The Watersprite film festival will be happening this weekend. Running from 10th-12th March, this international student film festival and competition aims to “discover, showcase and nurture emerging talent from around the globe”. Various talks and screenings will be held over the three days, with most events being held in St John’s College. This year notable speakers include Stephen Poliakoff, the acclaimed television dramatist, and the director Roger Michell. The festival was founded in 2010 and welcomes filmmakers from all over the world. Hundreds of submissions of ‘shorts’ will be considered for the Watersprite Awards, with winners having their films screened during the event

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