CAM 72

CAM 72


Reinvigorating the art of the spirited essay, CAM - the Cambridge Alumni Magazine carries intelligent, stimulating and informative features and a fiendishly difficult prize crossword*.

This issue's highlights include:

  • Exam nightmares: CAM investigates the dreams that can linger long after Tripos
  • My Room Your Room: Sarah Dunant (Newnham 1969) revisits the room she last saw over 40 years ago
  • We had a ball: William Ham Bevan uncovers the highs and lows of organising a May Ball
  • How the bicycle got its spokes: How did we get from the Penny Farthing to Kevlar tyres? Lucy Jolin investigates

Didn't see your letter in print? Our online letters section provides additional space to publish your letters to the editor.  

Try out the online crossword* where you can complete the puzzle and email your solution all in one place.  

Do you still dream about exams? Share your stories with us via Twitter or Facebook and use the hashtag #examdreams

*Crossword erratum

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Entries to be received by: 
5 September 2014
Solutions and winners posted here: 
19 September 2014

Winner: Frances Williams (Newnham 1970)
Runners up: Bill Longley (Jesus 1956) and Philip Clough (Trinity Hall 1966)

Special mention: Martin Hazelton, who submitted an entry in memory of his late father John Hazelton (St Catharine’s 1953), a man who liked crosswords and loved Cambridge. He died the day before CAM 72 arrived.

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