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An Industrious Mind: the Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes
J. Sears McGee
This is the first biography of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Baronet, a member of the Long Parliament, Puritan, lawyer, historian and antiquarian who lived from 1602-1650. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge (1618-1620) and the Middle Temple (1620-1626). Because his country seat at Stowlangtoft in Suffolk is only a day's ride from Cambridge, he visits the university on numerous occasions and maintained ties with dons there.
From the Cam to Zambezi
Tony Schur (Editor)
From the Cam to the Zambezi records the experiences of a group of young people who first met in Cambridge, and then went on to live and work in Africa during a time of constitutional change and historically important events.
 
The book is set in Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) and covers the last few years of colonial rule and, in some of the chapters, the early years of the new nation after it gained independence in 1964.  The authors are individuals, who attended the 1961-62 Overseas Services Course held in Cambridge, and three of their wives.
Ineffability and Religious Experience
Guy Bennett-Hunter
Ineffability – that which cannot be explained in words – lies at the heart of the Christian mystical tradition. It has also been part of every discussion of religious experience since the early twentieth century. Despite this centrality, ineffability is a concept that has largely been ignored by philosophers of religion.
Why Call Me God - The Gospel Seen with a Single Eye
J H Hatfield
This book breaks fresh ground in our age by bringing to light a matter of immense cultural importance, the secret meaning of the Gospels.
 
The approach taken is to dissect the riddles, as found in the Greek source texts. In this way we learn to identify two elementary compositional devices deployed by the authors to conceal, within their literal text, an additional component of the gospel message.
 
Deep Time
Anthony Nanson

Deep Time is a romantic lost-world eco-thriller by writer and storyteller Anthony Nanson. It’s an odyssey through lucidly evoked prehistoric ages, and a passionate human drama in which a tense love triangle plays out as a struggle to connect with the wild. At a time when global warming looms, this novel takes the reader back through previous catastrophic geological events, and then forward again to see the world afresh.  Zoologist Dr Brendan Merlie has wasted his best years in futile pursuit of imaginary creatures.

BREAKING BOUNDS  Six Newnham Lives
Claire Tomalin, Jenn Ashworth, Margaret Drabble, Sarah LeFanu, Elaine Feinstein, Sue Limb, ed. Biddy Passmore

Six leading authors who went to Newnham write about six remarkable women who attended the college in its early years: 

Cover of Cambridge Inscriptions Explained
Nancy Gregory (Newnham 1959)

Like the inscriptions themselves, the author's comments condense a great deal of research and observation into a small compass' writes Professor Easterling in her foreword. This is Nancy Gregory's special gift: to make the Latin inscriptions with which Cambridge abounds come to life in a voice both witty and scholarly.

The Humanist Interpretation of Hieroglyphs in the Allegorical Studies of the Renaissance
Karl Giehlow translated by Robin Raybould

This the first English translation of Giehlow's celebrated Die Hieroglyphenkunde now recognized as the classic and pioneering statement on the origin and history of the Renaissance obsession with Egyptian hieroglyphs. The original, published in 1915 and inspired by Giehlow's discovery of a 16th century Latin manuscript of the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo illustrated by Albrecht Durer, has been described by critics as 'monumental', a 'masterpiece', 'incomparable' and 'brilliant'.

The Humm Handbook
Christopher Golis MA MBA FAICD FAIM

People drive performance, emotions drive people, temperament drives emotions. Emotional Intelligence is achieving self- and social mastery by being smart with core emotions. Self-Mastery = Awareness + Management (Steps 1 & 2 as defined by Goleman) Social Mastery = Empathy + Social Skills (Steps 3 &4 as defined by Goleman However the key to emotional intelligence is understanding your core emotions compared to your transient emotions. Your core emotions are driven by your temperament – what you are genetically born with.

Take A Punt
Geoff Robinson

Featuring more than 200 photos of punting on the River Cam. The book includes lots of photos of the Cambridge University colleges, students at the May Balls and students on the river after their exams.

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