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Culture, Creativity, Community: Why Music Matters

The Choir of Pembroke College, led by Director of Music Anna Lapwood, is currently in Zambia on the 2017 Choir tour. A major part of the choir tour – and the campaign to raise funds for it – has been an emphasis on musical education and cultural exchange.  The choir are working in association with the Estelle Trust and the Muze Trust to offer notation workshops to communities in Mukuni…

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A Short History of Bumps, Part 1

Bumps, to the uninitiated, and probably most of the initiated as well, is a strange practice that happens twice a year for a reason no one really remembers.  Here we attempt to provide a short history of the races. The Cam is not a river that one would immediately consider ideal for racing. It is winding and so narrow that ‘normal’ races with two boats side by side are not possible. So someone – who was presumably very taken with early versions of dodgems – decided that, instead, boats would line up along the river and attempt…

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A Short History of Bumps, Part 2

In this two-part series we’re looking at the history of the Bumps races to try and understand where they come from and why they happen.  Today is all about Bumps…

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