Newsletter No. 384

第三八四期 二零一一年十月四日  No. 384 4 October 2011 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at . P4 「任何吃进肚子里的东西都有 一些化学物质,毒与不毒视 乎浓度和身体的吸收。」 ‘All foods we consume contain chemicals but how toxic they are depends on their concentration and absorption by the body.’ 向英国取经 清廷驻英公使郭嵩焘,应该是历史上最早访问英国格林尼治天文 台的中国人之一,他在光绪三年五月二十三日(1877年7月3日)的 日记中写下:「至罗亚尔阿伯色尔法多里[Royal Observatory], 伦敦观星台也。」今年7月,一群中大学生踏足同一地点。虽然物换 星移,但他们和一百三十四年前的郭公使一样,仍在英国看到可资 借鉴的经验。(见页2 – 3) Lessons from the UK Guo Songtao, the first Chinese ambassador to Britain in late- Qing China, must be one of the earliest Chinese visitors to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He visited the observatory on 3 July 1877 and wrote down what he saw in his journal. This year, a group of CUHK students set foot in the same place. Although China has changed from what it was 134 years ago, these students still have something to learn from the UK (see pp. 2–3). P10 「我来自一个惯于放眼世界的 小国。」 ‘I come from a small country which is used to looking out at the world.’ 《中大通讯》电子版 Online version of CUHK Newsletter