In brief: Cambridge conference to beat corruption

Over 700 of the world's most senior law officers and government officials are in Cambridge this week for a six-day conference aimed at combating the threat to business and political stability caused by corruption. The symposium at Jesus College is organised jointly by the college, the Centre for Information and Documentation on Organised Crime, the University of London's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and more than 24 other academic institutions. Speakers include Ray Kendall, secretary general of Interpol, Serious Fraud Office director George Staple, and Sir Lawrence Verney, Recorder of the Old Bailey. Details: 01223 339426.