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  • 9 Dec 2019

    William Shakespeare and Cambridge University Press: A History

    William Shakespeare was born just thirty years after the founding of Cambridge University Press, yet it was another three hundred years before the Press started printing his works. Since then, we have published his plays continuously in various forms. In January, the Cambridge editions of Shakespeare’s complete works – and much more besides – will […]

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  • 27 Nov 2019
    Geraint Lewis

    Video: Interview with ‘Cosmic Revolutionary’ Geraint Lewis

    Interview with ‘Cosmic Revolutionary’ Geraint Lewis from CUP Academic on Vimeo.   TRANSCRIPT: Geraint Lewis: I’m Geraint Lewis and I’m a professor of astrophysics at the University of Sydney and I am the author with Luke Barnes of A Cosmic Revolutionaries Handbook (or: How to Overthrow the Big Bang)   What reader did you have […]

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  • 15 Jun 2019
    Mike Berners-Lee

    What is it like to record your own audiobook?

    Author Mike Berners-Lee gives us an insight into what it’s like to record an audiobook version of his book “There Is No Planet B“ “ When I write, I am thinking of myself talking, which is why people say my books sound chatty and why, in a way, audio is the most natural format for […]

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  • 1 Mar 2019
    Mandy Hill

    Marking International Women’s Day: Why it Matters

    Managing Director of Academic Publishing, Mandy Hill, reflects on why it is important to mark International Women's Day and why Cambridge University Press are making related content free and accessible throughout March.

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  • 25 Sep 2018
    In memory of Emil Wolf Credit: University of Rochester
    Gregory J. Gbur

    In memory of Emil Wolf, 1922-2018

    On June 2, 2018, the optics world lost one of its great scientists, as Emil Wolf passed away at the age of 95. He left as his legacy not only an incredible body of work, including over 300 papers and classic texts on optics, but generations of students and colleagues who benefited not only from […]

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  • 6 Nov 2017
    Marie Skłodowskiej-Curie statuue at Warsaw
    Athena Coustenis, Thérèse Encrenaz

    The Struggle for Equality, Recognition and Reward

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM Pierre insisted that her name be added About a century ago, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, in spite of her outstanding work and discoveries which led to two Nobel prizes (Physics and Chemistry), had to struggle for recognition within the French scientific community, mostly dominated by male physicists. At […]

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  • 4 Nov 2017
    Samantha Evans

    Thereza Story-Maskelyne 1834–1926

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM The enigmatic female figure on the cover of Darwin and Women, pointing a telescope at a murky sea, is Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, the daughter of the Welsh photographic pioneer John Dillwyn Llewelyn and his wife Emma, also a photographer. Thereza herself experimented with photographic techniques. The […]

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  • 3 Nov 2017
    Marie Curie in 1921
    Marta García-Matos

    Pictures of her

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM “Am I a logician? A writer? A mother? A woman?” While finding my way to the Centre for the History of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, I was considering this as an opening line for a text on my experiences as a woman in […]

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  • 20 Mar 2015


    From: Cambridge Library Collection Blog
    Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, ...
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  • 16 Mar 2015

    Spring and Port Wine

    From: Cambridge Library Collection Blog
     … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spri...
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