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Age structure[edit]

Charles01 I thought your question in the edit summary for this edit [1] was an intriguing one, so I searched for articles that would provide further information. I found:

I know there is no one "correct" age distribution structure, but when there are no natural phenomena such as an epidemic, a drought or a volcanic eruption, I think there may be a "normal" distribution of population within a country by age. When circumstances cause the percentage of young adults to increase dramatically, such as in a youth bulge, that age group will be disproportionately large compared to the other age groups on the distribution pyramid. I think that is what was meant by "distorting the age structure". Corinne (talk) 19:18, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes. I must admit I wrote that bit just before being summoned to table, and without thinking too much about why I wrote what I wrote. But .... I think what was in my mind was that the word "distort" implies that there is somehow an "age structure" that is "normal", "proper", "correct" or even (tho this is too far) "preferable". I think you've picked up on what was in my mind, here. It seems to me that the Cambridge age structure is pretty much what you would expect for a moderately sized university city. And whether you think it a good or bad thing or neither, there are plenty of moderately sized university cities in England, partly because putting lots of kids through university massages the unemployment stats in a southerly direction and partly because the English persist in sending their children away so that it is considered somehow odd or improper for university age children while studying to live with Mom 'n Pop in a city whose age profile comes closer to the average for the state as a whole. Well, I guess there are pros and cons there, and in any case it's a digression. But I still think that while a large number of students may affect the age pyramid, it doesn't really distort it from some perfect world most likely alternative. Though I freely admit I regard this as a pretty long way down on the list of "what matters". It is not something over which I would be tempted to launch World War 3, nor even a wiki-p**sing contest! If, following your researches, you (or someone else reading this) are (/is) persuaded that "distort" carries a more appropriate baggage set than "affect", you should not hesitate, on my account, to put it back. Regards Charles01 (talk) 19:39, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

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Request to add Intitutions of the University of Cambridge[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians, I propose to add institutions of the University of Cambridge. E.g. ICE of the University of Cambridge. Please take a moment to review my request. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hot British (talkcontribs) 17:31, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

In what format and where? Perhaps you can give more details Aloneinthewild (talk) 18:18, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

I suggest to add a new section after 'Schools, faculties and departments' as:

Institutions[edit]

(List all names of institutions of the University)


If you plan to do that I would suggest you create a separate list page and link back to a section in this article, using the {{main}} template. Cambridge must have hundreds of institutions and such a list won't fit with the style of the article which is mostly prose. Aloneinthewild (talk) 21:13, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I agree that should be a separate list page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hot British (talkcontribs) 20:11, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

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