Friends of CAGC

The success of CAGC is reliant on creative and skilled individuals, infulential in their respective fields and comminities, coming togehter and starting a global conversation. We are very pleased to be able to count the following amoung our friends:


Professor Xie Weihe has been Vice President of Tsinghua University, China, since 2004. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice President of Beijing Normal University from 1992 to 2002, and Chairman of University Council, Capital Normal University from 2002 to 2004. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and his research interests include the principle of education, education sociology, and the pedagogy of higher education. His published works cover contemporary youth sociology, basic education and higher education analysis. He is also a deputy to the National People’s Congress, Vice Director of the National Council of Higher Educational Management Research and Executive Member of China Education Association for International Exchange.

Dame Mary Archer, DBE is a British scientist specialising in solar power conversion. She studied chemistry at St Anne's College, Oxford, and physical chemistry at Imperial College London, before becoming a Cambridge University lecturer. From 1988 - 2000 she was Chairwoman of the National Energy Foundation, which promotes renewable energy. In 2002 she received the Melchett Medal on Realistic opportunities for renewables: innovative technology. Dame Mary Archer was Chairman of Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for twenty years until 1st November 2012.


Dr Hugh Hunt is a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University & a Fellow of Trinity College. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) from Melbourne University (1982) & a Ph.D. (Engineering) from Cambridge University (1988). His reserach interests include; Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) & Pipe-in-Pipe model for ground vibration from railways (PiP) . For more info visit Hugh's website.

Peter Dawe OBE Founder, Unipalm and a serial entrepreneur, read Computer Sciences at Queen Mary College, London. He left local government to join Cambridge Microcomputers where he became Chief Engineer and in 1986, set up his own software distribution business, Unipalm. He went on to found PIPEX the UK's first commercial Internet service provider. This grew into a multinational company that merged with UUNET in 1995. Since then Peter has founded over 30 organisations and businesses.


Renee Matthews-Jackson is a devoted Wife, a dedicated Mother and a devout Grandmother. As well as being a concerned person and for many years a dear friend of the academy founder. She has over a seven thousand poems throughout the internet on assorted websites and is currently taking courses on Earth Science for a better understanding Global Warming and Environmental mistreatment.

Education Hub

We feel that much of the solution to the worlds current problems will evolve from education policy. We intend to involve not only the two Universities of Cambridge but also the surrounding schools, from kindergartens to high schools, to help change the attitudes of future generations. We will get student engineers and artists involved in redesign and experimentation and hopefully we will run competitions and give awards and prizes for the best ideas. We are fortunate to have Mike Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University on our board of directors and Dr Hugh Hunt, a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University as a friend CAGC to facilitate contact with the education sector.