Science Festival

The annual Science Festival is in full swing. It runs from 9th to the 22nd of March. Talks, tours, exhibitions..just so much stuff and nearly all free! for more details click on Science Festival to take you to the official site listing all the events.

Hawking’s Home

My grandfather and grandmother lived in Little St Mary’s Lane , for my money the prettiest street in Cambridge. In the early 70’s house No.6 was also the home of Stephen and Jane Hawking. By 1975 with their young family growing and Professor Hawking’s condition worsening they moved to Number 5 West Road, a more …

Spring at Last!

Cycled along The Backs yesterday bather if glorious sunshine. The spring flowers are poking through (still a little reticent as the breeze remains distinctly cool). Just had to stop and take some pictures (as you do).

Another Royal Visit

Prince Charles was welcomed at Peterhouse, the oldest of the Cambridge Colleges, to formally open some new student accommodation. Charles was himself a student here in Cambridge at Trinity College way back in 1967. The building has been name the “Whittle Building” after Peterhouse alumni Sir Frank Whittle who developed the jet engine.

…..and now an OSCAR!

Last night the Academy awarded Eddie Redmayne  the Oscar for Best Actor. We reckon it is the first ever major Oscar for a Cambridge alumni (Redmayne graduated from Trinity College in 2003 , 2:1 Honours for History of Art.) The award was for his outstanding performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in the film The Theory …

Twilights at The Museums

Last Wednesday was a truly magical evening. The museums of Cambridge remained open until 8.30pm. The lights were switched off and the public invited to explore them by torchlight, A huge hit with the kids ……. and the grown ups! This is now an annual event. Our own guide Jonathan, along with other official Cambridge …

E Luminate Festival

A festival of light showcasing clean technology and sustainability lit up iconic Cambridge landmarks. Pink and Blue colour bars on the Mathematical Bridge, changing coloured light posts along the screen at King’s College, King’s Chapel bathed in a purple hue, but my favourite was the installation at the Senate House which projected dramatic black and …

Arnold Layne

On this day in 1967 a local psychedelic rock band played at the St Catherine’s College Valentine’s Ball. Pink Floyd. Just 3 weeks later the single “Arnold Lane” was released and Pink Floyd would go on to be one of the worlds biggest rock bands, releasing the iconic “Dark Side of the Moon LP , a …

Grammy’s Too

Clean Bandit, a group formed in Cambridge when 3 of it’s members were studying at Jesus College, won a Grammy for The Best Dance Act. Mixing classical and dance beats they have enjoyed success in the UK and the USA. Will be back in town for a show at The Cambridge Corn Exchange next month.