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Read more at: The marine biologist who found a new life on dry land

The marine biologist who found a new life on dry land

19 January 2018

Diana Thomas-McEwen trained as a marine biologist. After six years working in the oil and gas sector on survey ships, she took a change of direction to work in the Dyson Centre for Engineering Design.

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Read more at: The man who “never really had a career plan” — and is off to Australia to become a vice-chancellor

The man who “never really had a career plan” — and is off to Australia to become a vice-chancellor

11 January 2018

Duncan Maskell loves variety and thrives under pressure. His dual talents for science and organisation led to his appointment as head of Cambridge planning and resources. In October this year he will become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

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Read more at: The disability adviser supporting students to reach their potential

The disability adviser supporting students to reach their potential

3 November 2017

Rachel Demery knows what it’s like to face the extra challenges of living and working with a disability. She’s one of seven advisers working for the Disability Resource Centre.

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Read more at: The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

31 August 2017

Do emotions matter in the workplace? Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks they matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour.

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Read more at: The political scientist unravelling questions of resource dependence in the Middle East

The political scientist unravelling questions of resource dependence in the Middle East

25 August 2017

His personal background puts Babak Mohammadzadeh in a strong position to research the ways that key oil-producing countries are shaped by their political and cultural legacies. As nationalism tightens its grip, he urges us to consider the global implicati

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Read more at: The student who is inspired by her dad

The student who is inspired by her dad

17 August 2017

Two years ago Tara Khalid achieved the grades she needed to take up her Cambridge place. She describes herself as defying most of the Cambridge stereotypes. Her passion for learning was encouraged by her teachers but it was her father who taught her to th

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Read more at: The medical researcher who draws creative energy from walking and photography

The medical researcher who draws creative energy from walking and photography

30 May 2017

Jane Goodall was brought up to think independently. But, like many women, she had to overcome a lack of confidence to progress in her career. Now, she’s determined to encourage other female scientists to aim high.

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The environmentalist researching the difficult choices we need to make

15 May 2017

Bhaskar Vira’s childhood in India and background in economics inform his approach to safeguarding fragile ecosystems.

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Read more at: The economist who makes the organ thunder

The economist who makes the organ thunder

21 April 2017

He learnt to play the organ as a child and developed a keen ear for languages. Now Dutch master’s student Geerten Boonzaaijer unwinds from the demands of economics classes by practising the organ at Christ’s College.

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Read more at: The University Challenge star propelled by a love of maths

The University Challenge star propelled by a love of maths

13 April 2017

With his unusual name and irrepressible good humour, Bobby Seagull emerged as one of the star contestants in the latest University Challenge series.

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