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January 21st 2022 0

What it takes to be a king

By 1200 kingship had become the natural from of government across most of western Europe. A royal title denoted antiquity, legitimacy, and the exemplary adherence to shared norms. It conferred distinction upon the individual or family holding it and marke…

January 19th 2022

Music and Liturgy in Medieval Britain and Ireland

This book represents a first attempt inclusively to map out patterns of liturgical and musical culture across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales over a 500-year period. Extending from the eve of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 (and the subsequent…

January 11th 2022

The Shortest Way into Eighteenth Century Britain

Arguably, Daniel Defoe’s Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-26) is the single most comprehensive, detailed and insightful guide we have to the state of the nation as it moved into the modern era. Does that claim look over the t…

January 10th 2022

Medicine and statistics- not Montagues and Capulets

In his 1597 play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare narrates the tragic story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The two young persons are in love, but their families are engaged in a blood feud. The consequences were tragic. The impos…

January 8th 2022

Managerial Economics: A Q&A with Nick Wilkinson

Professor Nick Wilkinson, the author of Managerial Economics, took some time to answer our questions about inspiration, the digital revolution, and the rewards of teaching. The second edition of your textbook Managerial Economics is publishing later this …

January 7th 2022

Obesity – blaming and shaming in the British press

Gavin Brookes and Paul Baker The UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe. It is estimated that around 62% of the country’s population can be classed as overweight, while a further 25% can be diagnosed as living with obesity. Because of …

January 6th 2022

Ancient freedoms and modern insights – Myles Burnyeat’s public philosophy

It is difficult to think clearly about freedom. The multiple strands twisted together over time to produce the modern concept result in a tangled notion. That was Myles Burnyeat’s claim, in ‘Ancient Freedoms’, a lecture he first gave in …

December 23rd 2021

Unsecularizing Romanticism

There’s a movement to diversify the British literary canon and a crucial step may be right in front of us. Allow me to explain. The British Romantic period—broadly conceived as the 1780s through the early 1830s—was once admired for its r…

December 21st 2021

Precarity, Privilege, and Publication

If you look at the title page of my new book, Shakespeare’s ‘Lady Editors’: A New History of the Shakespearean Text, you might notice that there’s something missing – the space beneath my name is blank, an empty void where, u…

December 16th 2021

Creating a Country to Save the Planet

International efforts to combat climate change have left many people disappointed. Attention has focused on the failure of states to take the action needed to protect the planet. This reflects how the debate has been conducted at events such as the 2021 U…

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January 21st 2022 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Leveraging Big Data for Business Intelligence

Meet Russ Hunter, Senior Software Engineer and researcher at the University of Cambridge What are your current research interests? I am currently working in the industry as a principal software engineer but my research interests include neural n…

January 21st 2022 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Functional Neuroanatomy

Meet Dr Sue Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge What are your current research interests? I’m a neurobiologist working on the properties of the neurons and their connections in the brain.…

January 20th 2022 0

Death anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What’s love got to do with it?

The January BABCP Article of the Month is from Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BCP) and is entitled “OCD, death anxiety, and attachment: what’s love got to do with it?”…

January 19th 2022 0

Our 2021 content highlights

2021 may be over, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sit back, relax, and look back at some of our publishing highlights from the past year! Which books and Elements were you reading in 2021? What articles were being talked about on Twitter?…

January 19th 2022 0

Online learning and digital textbooks: the first episode of a new podcast series for librarians

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of the first two episodes of our new podcast series, Cambridge Libraries of the World.…

January 17th 2022 0

It takes just ninety seconds to make women prefer less masculine faces: Video about the epidemic is the key!

There are several studies which investigated how environmental harshness influences mate choice, in particular whether masculine or feminine faces are perceived as more attractive when the environment is harsh.

January 17th 2022 0

Meet the Editors: Q&A with Professor Jonathan Wastling

Thank you so much for agreeing to participate in our Meet the Editors series on the Parasitology blog. We are very grateful for your time and input, and we hope that you enjoy the chance to share your work and a little bit about yourself with our readers.

January 13th 2022 0

The Aeronautical Journal – 125 years not out

The first edition of The Aeronautical Journal predates the first human powered flight by the Wright brothers by some five years. Even back then it knew that there was to be a rich future for man in flight to come.

January 13th 2022 0

Roundworm or whipworm, what are the differences?

When we think of the human roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides, or the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, we tend to focus upon the similarities between these two parasites. Why is this so?

January 13th 2022 0

Depending on the Planting Design, More Crop Diversity Means More Productivity – No Matter How You Estimate the Yields

As an ecologist, I am interested in conserving forgotten crop landraces and vanishing cropping systems of indigenous agrarian societies. Indigenous food production systems are always polycrop systems, growing diverse food and non-food crops on marginal la…

January 11th 2022 0

Reviewing a new Greek Lexicon

Lexica are the workhorses of Classical Studies. They’re the tomes that come most easily to mind when we joke that we spend our days ‘looking things up’. And so, the launch of a new lexicon for Ancient Greek is an event to be noticed.

January 11th 2022 0

Are populists sore losers?

Donald Trump still claims the election he lost was unfair and rigged. Other populist leaders have equally proven to be sore losers in the contexts of elections and referendums.…

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