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Latest issue: CAM 77

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When is it acceptable to sleep in public? What have we lost with the forgotten art of the ‘letter home’? And how did four undergraduates kick-start a musical revolution? CAM investigates.

Highlights include:

  • The Big Sleep: The Japanese don’t sleep. They don’t nap. They do inemuri. Dr Brigitte Steger explains all.
  • Looking up: When Professor Didier Queloz spotted a strange light emitting from a star many light years away from the Earth, he thought it signalled the end of his PhD.
  • Dear Mother: Before WhatsApp, before Facebook, before email even, the way generations of Cambridge students sent news home was via letter. CAM rips open the envelope.
  • At home and astray: Dr Philip Howell uncovers how the humble hound became man’s best friend.
  • Folk Story: In 1954 four undergraduates decided to take the guitar and singing thing a bit further. The result became the stuff of legends.

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About the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM)

The University's award-winning alumni magazine

Reinvigorating the art of the spirited essay, CAM brings together the best of Cambridge thought and debate. Published three times a year, it carries intelligent, in-depth features, news and events from the University and a fiendishly difficult prize crossword.

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