CBL International | May 2018 Newsletter

CBL International | May 2018 Newsletter

Schnitzler’s Papers

What do the movies Eyes Wide Shut and The Blue Room have in common? Answer: they were both inspired by the literary works of Arthur Schnitzler, an author whose manuscripts were smuggled secretly from Vienna to the University of Cambridge in a dramatic bid to avoid destruction by the Nazis in 1938.

As part of Cambridge Summer Institute, Dr Annja Neumann, Senior Research Fellow of Magdalene College, will be giving a talk about the fascinating Schnitzler Digital Edition Project and explain how cutting edge technology has made it possible to edit these papers to make them accessible to the public.

For more information about the courses you can study at Cambridge Summer Institute, please see here!



Stem Cell Biology

If you are a budding life scientist, you will enjoy the new stem cell biology course, which is part of the Natural Science track at Cambridge Summer Institute.

In addition to an overview of the biology and function of stem cells, this course brings delegates up to date with the latest discoveries in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), which are adult cells that have been reprogrammed to an embryonic-like pluripotent state, enabling them to develop into any type of human cell. The potential of iPS cells in medicine is therefore enormous, not least because it solves the ethical issue of using human embryos.

“We are very excited to offer this brand new course to our delegates. Stem cell technology plays a pivotal role in modern medicine, and iPS cells is a highly popular research area. We encourage all of our natural science delegates to make the most of this course.”

Tina Jiang, Dean of Cambridge Summer Institute

For more information about this course, see here.



Understanding Earth’s past and future

We are delighted to introduce our brand new Earth Sciences course offered by the Summer Institute here at Oriel College as part of the STEM track.

Delegates will be introduced to the concept of ‘Black Shales’ – organic carbon-rich molecules preserved in sediments over time – and explore how they can provide insights into how climates, environments and the carbon cycle have changed in the geological past.

In addition to hands on experience of using petrographic microscopes to examine different sedimentary rocks, delegates will also tour the Natural History Museum to learn about the evolution of the Earth’s crust.

For more information about this track, see here!



Professor Keith Hawkins in China

Earlier this year Professor Keith Hawkins, an Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College, joined our annual visit to China. Many of our alumni may know that Professor Hawkins has been teaching with the Summer Institute here at Oriel College since its founding in 2007, and is an Academic Advisor to the programme.

During his visit, Professor Hawkins had the chance to meet many of his outstanding colleagues from various partner universities of Oriel College, where he enjoyed learning about their work and research. Additionally he gave a number of lecture series to students.

Joined by Dr Dominik Wanner, Director of the Summer Institute, Professor Hawkins also attended our international alumni meetings in Shanghai and Beijing; at these occasions he had the opportunity to reconnect with former participants and to see the diverse career paths and achievements they have subsequently accomplished.

For more information about the Summer Institute programme at Oriel College, see here.



Curious about our programmes? Check out our YouTube channel where we have a number of videos showing our programmes behind the scene. Take a look at the one below and see what our delegates have to say!



Scholarship Opportunity for Ivy League Summer Academy

We are excited to let you know that Ivy League Summer Academy, ran by our partner organization, Oxbridge Academic Programmes, is offering several lucky candidates an exclusive $1500 scholarship to our Academy at Yale!

Each year high school students from across the globe join this programme for bespoke academic enrichment abroad in the US. Combining academic lectures with social and cultural activities, this is an experience not to be missed.
To claim this scholarship, please use the code ILSA1500 when creating your new application online.

For more information about Ivy League Summer Academy, see here.

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