Tour De Cambridge

The Tour De France will visit Cambridge, the council has put a marker on the road to show the start position. It looks like they will start on the cycle path, maybe this is to avoid Cambridge pot-holes?

Tour De Cambridge Start, Tour De France

Tour De Cambridge Start, Tour De France, Photograph Courtesy of Rose Yan.

Le Grande Depart pour Le Tour will kick off in Yorkshire.

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Mr Asbo ‘Disappeared’

`Cam conservators’ have introduced their final solution to permanently resolve the Mr Asbo problem and removed him to an `undisclosed location’.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Aggressive-swan-Mr-Asbo-is-finally-removed-from-River-Cam-02052012.htm

Octocentennial Celebrations

Cambridge university began it official octocentennial year on the 17th of January (the beginning of Lent term). This makes the University around 400 years older than America, and 100 years older than Wall-E and the Axiom. We didn’t get cup cakes in a cup, but staff members did get a nifty lapel badge. The highlight of the celebrations so far was the light show projected on to the Universities Senate house.

Cambridge University is the oldest University in the top 3 Universities in the world. That makes it older than Harvard and Stanford. At the same time it is the most modern Oxbridge University in the UK.

1209-2009

1209-2009

Frank Whittle and Aeroengines displayed on Senate house

Frank Whittle and Aeroengines displayed on Senate house

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A specially composed bell ringing can be heard playing from the St. Mary’s Church (which featured 800 changes).

Bonus points to any one who can tell me the significance of the dates displayed along with 1209-2009 in the video.

1209-1381-1446-1584-1687-1767-1819

More pictures can be found at the phase transformations web pages: 800 Years of Cambridge University

The university also have a website with footage here: University of Cambridge: 800 Years and here: University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary Light Show. You can even follow the 800 celebrations on twitter at http://twitter.com/cambridge800 .