Breaking the Ice!

Every Monday (come rain, shine, or snow) at OISE Cambridge we end the day with ‘Happy Hour’ in the student lounge, where our new students get to meet the teachers, staff and other students over a glass of wine or fruit juice. In the summer it is nice to take a glass of wine out into the garden, but today looks like a good day to stay indoors in the warm!

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Click on the photo of the school to check the weather forecast for Cambridge.

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Microsoft Research Opens New European HQ Building on Station Road

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Microsoft Research’s new HQ building on Station Road was officially opened in December, with Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Sheila Stuart in attendance along with Prof Andrew Blake, lab director at Microsoft Research.

The new building, with six stories and 83,500 sq ft, is at 21 Station Road, a hop, skip and a jump from Cambridge Station (and a moments walk from OISE Cambridge!), and let for 20 years to Microsoft, which will house 220 staff there.

Prof Blake said: “We very much look forward to moving into our fabulous new building early in the New Year. I am astonished at just how quickly it has appeared and I would like to thank everyone involved for their contributions to the project. The result is something truly spectacular.

“The CB1 development is set to create a vibrant and productive new city quarter and we are very pleased to be the first office building to be commissioned.”

To read more click on the photo below (text from Cambridge News Online).

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Tour De France to visit Cambridge

Cambridge, is often referred to as ‘The Cycling Capital of the UK’, where one in four people cycle to work (or to school!), so it is apt that the world famous Tour de France will be coming to Cambridge in 2014.

It was announced yesterday that the third stage of the 2014 tour will begin in Cambridge on Monday 7 July.

Councillor Martin Curtis, Cambridgeshire’s “cycling champion”, said: “For me, this news cements Cambridgeshire’s reputation as a place, which has cycling in its DNA, with thousands of people getting on their bikes every day.”

Click on the photo to read more (text from BBC News website).

Bicycles outside Kings College Cambridge