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**COVID Notice: Lent Term 2021 will take place entirely online**

Students should not return to Cambridge in Lent Term 2021 unless they fall within one of the specially specified categories. Students who are not in one of those categories should remain where they are, and start their term online. Students who are currently in Cambridge should remain in Cambridge.

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McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi receive the ISA’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that Senior Lecturer Dr Ella McPherson , along with colleagues from The Whistle , Isabel Guenette Thornton (PhD student in Sociology) and Dr Matt Mahmoudi, received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award . This was for their co-authored piece , ‘Open Source...

Cambridge Foundation Year launched for talented students from disadvantaged social and educational backgrounds

13 January 2021

A Foundation Year offering talented students from backgrounds of educational and social disadvantage a new route to undergraduate study has been launched by the University of Cambridge. The one-year course – aimed at an entirely new stream of applicants who have the ability to succeed at Cambridge, but have been prevented...

Cambridge Horizons: Spotlight on Reproduction

23 November 2020

Horizons is the University of Cambridge's research magazine. In the latest issue of Horizons , Prof Sarah Franklin is one of the advisory editors for the "Spotlight on Reproduction", which explores ancient ideas of generation and new frontiers in fertility, asks how the womb sets us up for life and what influences the...

A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.

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