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University of Cambridge
«Hinc lucem et pocula sacra» («From here, light and sacred draughts») The motto of the University
The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students. History
History The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.
Many of the University's customs and unusual terminology can be traced to roots in the early years of the University's long history, and this booklet looks to the past to find the origins of much that is distinctive in the University of today. History
The second oldest university in Britain after Oxford regularly tops the best universities in the world. The first college in Cambridge ( today there are more than three dozen) opened its doors back in 1284 History
Administrative University of Cambridge is a confederation of Colleges (of 31 ).Living and working colleges governed by their own statutes and regulations
Graduates of the university have won a total of 65 Nobel Prizes, the most of any university in the world.
At the head is the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge , appointed from high-ranking officials ; in fact, the university manages the Vice-Chancellor , in which there is a council consisting of the heads of colleges . Cambridge University inaccessible for the children of migrant school
The University of Cambridge mercilessly fined their students. In the different colleges of Cambridge University used a variety of methods to punish students for a particular offense. The most common form of punishment by the pound , the penalty for bad behavior , for example, is too noisy party . Also, very often the administration imposes monetary penalties for parking the bike in the wrong place .
Academic year The academic year is divided into three academic terms, determined by the Statutes of the University. Michaelmas Term lasts from October to December; Lent Term from January to March; and Easter Term from April to June.
Libraries and museums Cambridge University operates eight arts, cultural, and scientific museums, and a botanic garden:The Fitzwilliam Museum, is the art and antiquities museumThe Kettle's Yard is a contemporary art galleryThe Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and other. Cambridge University has 114 libraries
The most famous students graduating from Cambridge were : Sir Isaac Newton , Charles Darwin , Ernest Rutherford Sir Isaac Newton Charles Darwin Ernest Rutherford
The most famous discoveries and inventions The theory of natural selection ( Charles Darwin )
Model three-dimensional structure of DNA ( Francis Crick and James Watson )
First Mammal’s cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996 (Sir Ian Wilmut )
The first computer in 1800 ( Charles Babbage ) Webcam
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