History of Cambridge: Town and Gown

From its esteemed position in political history to its thriving cultural scene, Cambridge has something for everyone. In this episode, we’ll take you on a journey through five categories that showcase the city’s unique heritage:

  • Politics & War: Discover how Cambridge played a key role in British politics and produced 14 prime ministers.   Plus, a gruesome artefact of another leader…
  • Culture: a major influence on British comedy and sport.
  • Science and Industry: Cambridge is home to some of the most important scientific discoveries in history, which are celebrated in a range of world-class museums and institutions.
  • Urban Landscape: Cambridge is a city dominated by university buildings that represent nearly all styles of architecture to be found in Britain. We’ll take a closer look at some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and how the university shaped its urban landscape.
  • Reality vs expectations.  How does Cambridge match up to its fame?

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Join us for an insightful and entertaining journey through the history of Cambridge!

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