Before heading to Oxford for postgraduate studies, I went to Cambridge for two summer schools, as an undergraduate student in Hong Kong.
On King’s Parade, you’re welcomed by a really creepy display here. You may not be able to see this very clearly, but it’s an alien insect type of thing moving around the yellow circles. It’s creepier at night.
The Tabs and their eccentric taste…
The most famous, and probably the only famous one, building the city has is the chapel of King’s College, a very radical leftist communist red college.
King’s College from King’s Parade. It’s good that it’s all pedestrian here but the number of tourists still makes it extraordinarily difficult for you to move.
Don’t forget Cantab is a ridiculously small town and everything’s basically here.
Inside the college, you can see their huge quads, á la Magdalen at Oxford. Except Magd has deer and King’s only has cows.
It’s quite clear who’s superior.
Still on the main street. My home for a month.
The chapel from the other side of the river.
Gonville & Caius College, one of the colleges I stayed at (the other one being Selwyn). Prof Stephen Hawkings is a member, although of course he went to Oxford first.
They do have a nicer river, if only because you can actually see the city on the punt.
I saw one guy punting shirtless and jumped into the river.
The botanic garden. We had a garden party there.
A fellows’ garden somewhere.
This chair was owned by Sir Winston Churchill or something like that.
Taylor Swift see you in court.
Ha! Basically a clinic?
Dr James Grimes from Numberphile and singingbanana, aka my favourite YouTuber.
His lecture was great. And he showed us an enigma machine.
Did you know I learned how to tie bowties at Cambs?
And from the tower: