THE nation was shocked after a Cambridge student was filmed burning a £20 in front of a homeless man.Ronald Coyne, who is a member of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's extended family, has been criticised for his behaviour - including by his own mum.Nearly 20,000 people have since signed a petition demanding the youngster is booted out of the prestigious uni. Here is everything we know so far.Ronald is the nephew of the First Minister's sister-in-law's ex-husband,His mother Sandra McLaughlin said she could not understand her son's behaviour.Speaking from their family home in Livingston, she told the MailOnline: "I don't really know why he's done something so thoughtless and cruel."We're not toffs. He's not a toff."It's completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at Stockbridge shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh when he was still at school."The student at Pembroke College has already been kicked out of the Cambridge University Conservative … [Read more...] about Who is Ronald Coyne? Why did the Cambridge University student set fire to a £20 note and how is he related to Nicola Sturgeon?
A BEYONCE tribute singer sparked outrage at Cambridge University after she "blacked up" to perform at the college's annual event.Performer Leanne Harper, 31, who regularly uses a skin darkener to resemble the iconic US pop star, took to the stage at Robinson College's May Ball on Friday night.But organisers at the prestigious Cambridge college were forced to apologise for booking the singer following backlash.Party-goers immediately took to social media to vent their disgust at Harper's use of skin-darkening cosmetics.Lola Olufemi, incoming CUSU Women's Officer, tweeted: "I don't kno (sic) what smacked more, the fact that in 2017 organisers couldn't do a common google search 2 check the validity of their performer."Or being reminded, even at one of your final events @camb, surrounded by friends you love, that black people at this uni get no REST."Imagine I paid money to see a white woman pretend to be Beyoncé & my white peers hooting and hollering dancing along like it's … [Read more...] about Beyonce tribute singer who ‘blacked up’ at a Cambridge University Ball sparks outrage from students and forces college to apologise
CAMBRIDGE University is to open a centre for ‘Terminator studies’ where topThe Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is being co-launched byIt will probe the “four greatest threats” to the human species, given as:Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic Terminator films famously showed a world whereThe Cambridge centre is intended to bring together academics from variousLord Rees, who has warned that humanity could wipe itself out by 2100, isProfessor Price said: “We have machines that have trumped human performance in“The concern is that by creating artificially intelligent machines we riskLord Rees added: “There’s a mismatch between public perception of very“We fret unduly about carcinogens in food, train crashes and low-level“But we are in denial about ‘low-probability high-consequence’ events that … [Read more...] about ‘Terminator centre’ to open at Cambridge University
TRAVELLERS have invaded Cambridge University for the second time this month as the uni battles to evict them.20 caravans pitched up on the grounds of the prestigious university yesterday, after settling on sites all over Cambridgeshire over the summer.They set up camp on Ada Lovelace Road in the centre of the city, which is just next to the Cambridge University Vet School and the Cavendish Library.Pictures show children playing on the roads where some of Britain's brightest students are set to begin studying again next month.A University spokeswoman said: "The University is aware of occupants who are illegally on private land and we will continue to monitor the situation, following the correct legal procedures. We hope that the situation will be resolved peacefully and swiftly."This is the second time this month travellers have pitched up at Cambridge University.It took nine days to clear the travellers off the site after they moved in on September 9.On that occasion a whopping 30 … [Read more...] about Travellers pitch up at Cambridge University as 20 caravans invade campus grounds for second time this month
A DEPRAVED scientist who lured his victims on Gumtree and blackmailed them into sending twisted abuse images to share on the dark web has admitted 137 offences.Dr Matthew Falder, 28, also admitted charges of causing the sexual exploitation of a child, voyeurism, making and distributing indecent images of children and encouraging the rape of a four-year-old.The Cambridge University graduate preyed on his victims for at least eight years and humiliated more than 50 youngsters online using the names "666devil" and "evil mind".His sickening campaign of abuse was rumbled when spies from GCHQ unmasked him and he was arrested.Shamed geophysicist Falder, who worked at Birmingham University, has now been labelled one of the UK's worst sex offenders after he pleaded guilty to 137 offences.Birmingham Crown Court heard how Falder posed as a woman on sites such as Gumtree to trick his victims into sending naked or partially clothed images of themselves.He then distributed the pictures - some … [Read more...] about Cambridge University grad used ‘666devil’ username to blackmail victims into sharing abuse images on dark web