Flanneuring in Saffron Walden

My friend Anne introduced me to the concept of flanneuring. As I understand it all you need is that precious commodity Time. You then wander about a place with no schedule, no plan, no aim, indeed no idea! just go … Read more…

Spring at Last!

It has been a long, cold and grey winter. Usually by this time the Backs are a carpet of colour but who can blame the daffs and other flowers for their reluctance to burst into bloom this year. However, at last, the flowers are … Read more…

St Luke’s Grand Day Out

Enjoyed a wonderful day helping out St Luke’s Primary School. My twin grandsons are in Maple Class and their inspiring teacher Ms Kearns had planned a day out in Cambridge to coincide with this terma classwork on The Tudors.. St … Read more…

Dalai Lama visits Cambridge

This morning I noticed that St John’s College was closed to visitors and was aware of a “security presence”. Today saw the arrival of the 14th Dalai Lama who is to spend two days in Cambridge and will speak at St John’s … Read more…

Milliband in Town

                I am one lucky person. I get to meet people from all over the world..the people that come to study, come to visit and come to work in Cambridge. When not guiding … Read more…

Annual GOAT Race!

The world is fully aware that tomorrow hosts the 159th boat race between Cambridge and Oxford on the Thames, but, did you know, another race between the two universities is also staged. Spitafields City Farm in London is the venue … Read more…

Lady Margaret Beaufort

St John’s College Chapel was closed to the public this week for 2 reasons. The start of the week it was hosting auditions for musical scholars while later in the week the film cameras were rolling, capturing footage for a … Read more…

Archbishop of Canterbury

March 21st 2013 saw the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Justin Welby was a Cambridge graduate (Trinity College) as indeed was his predecessor  Rowan Williams (Christ’s College). Part of the ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral involved the kissing of a very old book called … Read more…

Graduation in the snow!

Winter refuses to give way to Spring. The wind is bitingly cold and, on top of that, last weekend brought more snow fall. Such a shame as a graduation ceremony was taking place at The Senate House. Those thin gowns providing little … Read more…

Great St Mary’s

Great St Mary’s has served the University and City for more than 800 years. This month work started on maintenance, renovation and some key developments to this historic church at the very heart of Cambridge. Included in the program is … Read more…