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Wife of Henry VIII ‘did not decide Trinity College’s fate’

Wife of Henry VIII ‘did not decide Trinity College’s fate’

Wife of Henry VIII ‘did not decide Trinity College’s fate’

22 May 2022

A famous story that Henry VIII was persuaded to found Trinity College by his sixth wife, Katherine Parr, has been disputed.


Distant origin of cobbles at Cambridge’s Trinity College revealed

Distant origin of cobbles at Cambridge’s Trinity College revealed

Distant origin of cobbles at Cambridge’s Trinity College revealed

22 May 2022

New research has shown how the rare rock types in the University of Cambridge college's cobbles were brought here.


Jo Cox portrait unveiled at Pembroke College following Baroness Warsi memorial lecture

Jo Cox portrait unveiled at Pembroke College following Baroness Warsi memorial lecture

Jo Cox portrait unveiled at Pembroke College following Baroness Warsi memorial lecture

21 May 2022

Artist Clare Drummond says ‘the entire process was very emotional’


Open Garden scheme offering a bumper weekend around Cambridgeshire

Open Garden scheme offering a bumper weekend around Cambridgeshire

Open Garden scheme offering a bumper weekend around Cambridgeshire

20 May 2022

May 28-29 is set to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for open gardens under the National Garden Scheme.


Temple archway wins planning permission for park installation

Temple archway wins planning permission for park installation

Temple archway wins planning permission for park installation

20 May 2022

The beautiful stone archway from the former Bharat Bhavan Hindu temple on Mill Road was going to be smashed to pieces by Cambridgeshire County Council


Spitfire lost for almost 50 years will be back flying at IWM Duxford

Spitfire lost for almost 50 years will be back flying at IWM Duxford

Spitfire lost for almost 50 years will be back flying at IWM Duxford

19 May 2022

Built at Southampton in 1939, this Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1a was issued to No 19 Squadron at RAF Duxford in April 1940.


St Clement’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Cambridge, gets new set of bells

St Clement’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Cambridge, gets new set of bells

St Clement’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Cambridge, gets new set of bells

19 May 2022

Before arriving in Cambridge, the bells were cast in Italy and travelled to Somerset to be tuned and have all the fittings made.


HRH Princess Anne unveils 13-metre long oak table at Ely Cathedral

HRH Princess Anne unveils 13-metre long oak table at Ely Cathedral

HRH Princess Anne unveils 13-metre long oak table at Ely Cathedral

18 May 2022

The piece has been created from a 5,000-year-old fossilised black oak tree.

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Beacon to light up the skies of Cambridge for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Beacon to light up the skies of Cambridge for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Beacon to light up the skies of Cambridge for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

13 May 2022

Cambridge’s celebrations will be at the Castle Mound on Castle Hill


Table created from 5,000-year-old black oak goes on display at Ely Cathedral

Table created from 5,000-year-old black oak goes on display at Ely Cathedral

Table created from 5,000-year-old black oak goes on display at Ely Cathedral

12 May 2022

The table, which will go on display to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year, will be unveiled by Princess Anne.

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‘The light is beautiful’: Centenary Lantern is unveiled on Christ’s Pieces

‘The light is beautiful’: Centenary Lantern is unveiled on Christ’s Pieces

‘The light is beautiful’: Centenary Lantern is unveiled on Christ’s Pieces

12 May 2022

Dame Fiona Reynolds unveils lamp marking 100 years of Rotary of Cambridge

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Swaffham Prior becomes first in UK to run two working windmills

Swaffham Prior becomes first in UK to run two working windmills

Swaffham Prior becomes first in UK to run two working windmills

10 May 2022

A new cap has been installed on the second windmill in Swaffham Prior, which will be used to generate electricity.


Reopening plans for Cambridge pub The Tivoli are revealed

Reopening plans for Cambridge pub The Tivoli are revealed

Reopening plans for Cambridge pub The Tivoli are revealed

25 April 2022

The fire-damaged watering hole on Chesterton Road will have some interesting features.

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Anzac Remembrance Service at Cambridge City Cemetery is poignant reminder of war losses

Anzac Remembrance Service at Cambridge City Cemetery is poignant reminder of war losses

Anzac Remembrance Service at Cambridge City Cemetery is poignant reminder of war losses

23 April 2022

Ceremony honours 250 Australian and 80 New Zealand WW2 servicemen laid to rest in CB5 site


Cambridge Kindertransport author says refugees then faced UK visa blocks familiar to Ukrainians today

Cambridge Kindertransport author says refugees then faced UK visa blocks familiar to Ukrainians today

Cambridge Kindertransport author says refugees then faced UK visa blocks familiar to Ukrainians today

21 April 2022

University Library and Churchill Archives Centre aid Mike Levy’s new book on unsung heroes of 1930s resettlement effort


Only remaining Victor aircraft of its kind to go on display at IWM Duxford

Only remaining Victor aircraft of its kind to go on display at IWM Duxford

Only remaining Victor aircraft of its kind to go on display at IWM Duxford

19 April 2022

The Handley Page Victor XH648, an historic jet-powered strategic bomber, has undergone a five-year restoration.

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Griff Rhys Jones caught making hay in a loud shirt in a rural area

Griff Rhys Jones caught making hay in a loud shirt in a rural area

Griff Rhys Jones caught making hay in a loud shirt in a rural area

17 April 2022

Comedian and campaigner charms long-time fan in a field near Stapleford


Sir Norman Foster backs campaign to save Bourn Windmill as final push made for £10,000 in public donations

Sir Norman Foster backs campaign to save Bourn Windmill as final push made for £10,000 in public donations

Sir Norman Foster backs campaign to save Bourn Windmill as final push made for £10,000 in public donations

14 April 2022

Recent research shows the main post is dated from the first half of the 16th century.


Archbishop of Canterbury on Rustat plaque controversy: ‘Memorials to slave-traders do not belong in places of worship’

Archbishop of Canterbury on Rustat plaque controversy: ‘Memorials to slave-traders do not belong in places of worship’

Archbishop of Canterbury on Rustat plaque controversy: ‘Memorials to slave-traders do not belong in places of worship’

13 April 2022

Archbishops of Canterbury and York ‘have embarked on the process to uncover and confront this dark past’

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Church process ‘not fit for purpose’ says Jesus College Master as Rustat appeal option turned down

Church process ‘not fit for purpose’ says Jesus College Master as Rustat appeal option turned down

Church process ‘not fit for purpose’ says Jesus College Master as Rustat appeal option turned down

12 April 2022

‘We will continue to keep up the pressure, because this matters to our students’, says Sonita Alleyne as memorial to slave investor remains in chapel

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