An Armchair Traveller's History of Cambridge


This provides not only a narrative of the city and university, and a guide to visits within a short driving distance but also features a variety of aspects ignored in other accounts - food and fashion, music and gardens, books and clubs, Cambridge contributions to poetry, theatre and sport, royal associations and links with the Arab world and China.

Cambridge offers the splendour of King's College Chapel and the beauty of 'the Backs' but also outstanding collections of fans and fritillaries, sculpture and stained glass, medieval coins and oriental manuscripts. Free attractions include the world-class Fitzwilliam Museum and Botanic Gardens, quirky Kettle's Yard, and museums devoted to Archaeology, Anthropology, Zoology, Earth Sciences, Polar Research and the History of Science - plus Britain's oldest bookshop.

Enter the world of 'Bumps' and 'Bedders' and learn why May Week is in June. Research reveals that most visitors to Cambridge never venture more than four hundred yards from the Market Square. This wonderful book will help you do better.

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