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Features in CAM alumni magazine

Features in CAM alumni magazine

This page contains features about the Department and its activities, from CAM, the University-wide alumni magazine mailed three times a year during the Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms to all alumni.

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At Home and Astray

From CAM 77, Lent 2016

In this article Dr Philip Howell discusses the history of pet dogs, arguing that the cultural geography of public and private spheres is central to the definition of the 'pet'.

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Fire Breather

From CAM 73, Michaelmas 2014

A profile of Professor of Volcanology Clive Oppenheimer.

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Charity begins at home

From CAM 66, Easter 2012

Dr Emma Mawdsley says that the rise of China and India is changing the way the world thinks about international aid and development.

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Butcher. Baker. Cabbage gelder.

From CAM 63, Easter 2011

Dr Kitson came across these quirky entries while processing data from the parishes of rural Norfolk from the early 19th century. He is one of a team of University historians and geographers undertaking the biggest ever survey of occupations in England and Wales from 1379 to 1911.

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Right to reply: Heroes frozen in time

From CAM 60, Easter 2010

Professor Julian Dowdeswell Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, discusses the achievements of Captain Scott and his colleagues.

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Safe as houses

From CAM 59, Lent 2010

Professor Susan Smith says that we should see complex financial instruments such as derivatives as the solution to - and not the cause of - housing market fluctuation.

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Heroes frozen in time

From CAM 59, Lent 2010

100 years on from his final, fatal polar expedition, Scott's story - and the pole itself - continue to fascinate. The article features pictures from the Scott Polar Research Institute, which is part of the Department of Geography.

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Cambridge's oldest PhD recipient

From CAM 55, Michaelmas 2008

A chance discussion at an alumni dinner led to 91-year-old Colonel Michael Cobb becoming the oldest person on record to be awarded a Cambridge PhD.

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Fighting for survival

From CAM 51, Easter 2007

Cambridge has three brand new professors of conservation, and plans are on the drawing board for a new conservation campus in northwest Cambridge. Sue Jackson leads the applause. The article features Professor Bill Adams of the Department.

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The thin green line

From CAM 51, Easter 2007

Cambridge conservationists work across the globe, often in remote locations, putting their ideals into practice. Sarah Woodward spoke to some of them. The article features Kim Beasley, PhD student in the Department.