Cambridge, Mathematical Bridge, River Cam, punting, tourism, football tourism

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Cambridge’s tourist attractions plus information on shopping, eating out etc at Visit Cambridge, Cambridge Live or Lonely Planet.
Specific Cambridge links include:

‘All it requires is the knuckles (three of them, as in the hands of The Simpsons) to be painted white’

Centre for Computing History
Fitzwilliam Museum
Kettle’s Yard Gallery
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Museum of Cambridge
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Polar Museum
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology
Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“And apart from the history of these places, and the manicured quads, and the sense of Hogwarts for grown-ups, there are works of art within: Kings College chapel claims the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling and adds, almost casually, Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi.”

‘Hogwarts for grown-ups’

“Here be dragons! Or, at least, skeletons and reproductions of dinosaurs. My favourite is the winged Ornithocherius, with its three fingers gripping the leading edge of the wing like a frantic hang-glider.”
“Parker’s Piece is a large diamond-shaped common on which association football was supposedly first played to an agreed set of rules in 1878. On the Piece itself, a game of volleyball was in progress when I was there, but in another nod to the spirit of the age a desultory game of football involved players of both sexes. And nobody was wearing a gown.”
These are taken from the 2019 update of the Cambridge chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email