University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge campus is a centrepiece to the city of Cambridge, spread across 710 acres with 31 semi-autonomous colleges and over 150 academic departments, faculties and other institutions organised into six schools. Some notable alumni have emerged from the fields of mathematics, science and philosophy, including Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Paul Dirac, J.J. Thompson, Georges Lemaître and others.
For the design fiends, the University of Cambridge also maintains an archive of punches used by John Baskerville, who is also known as “the greatest printer England ever produced” for his role in revolutionising printing in the 18th century. And hint, hint, Cambridge Quantum’s new Typeface Family Cambridge is a nod to Baskerville’s typographic eye and genius.
Between 1958 and 1973 Kettle’s Yard was the home of Tate Gallery curator Jim Ede and his wife Helen. Thanks to Jim’s friendships with artists and other like-minded people, over the years he gathered a remarkable collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miró, as well as sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Today, Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery.
The Cavendish Laboratory
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell first discovered pulsars in the 1960s while she was a postgraduate student at New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), carrying out research at Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory. She has become only the second woman to be awarded the Royal Society’s prestigious Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize.
Former Cavendish Laboratory Research Fellow, Professor Michelle Simmons, seminal contributions magnified our understanding of nature at the atomic-scale by creating a sequence of world-first quantum electronic devices in which individual atoms control device behaviour.
Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Rosalind Elsie Franklin was a British biophysicist, physicist, chemist, biologist and X-ray crystallographer who attended Newnham College, Cambridge in 1938. Ms. Franklin made contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.