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Saturday lectures for the first time in over a year, hooray.
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Are you around at all next weekend? I may be going to Cambridge for a day or two to visit my bf plus a few other friends so might stop by to collect the Per Inc copy if you're there.
Yep, will be. Just let me know the time/place nearer the time and I'll come and meet you. :p:
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Yep, will be. Just let me know the time/place nearer the time and I'll come and meet you. :p:
Cheers. Not sure if/when I'm going yet but will let you know when I have a plan!
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So, er, hi everyone.
Hello. Well done on the seminar invitation.

And to Craggy: well done to your husband on the PhD place!
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Careful now... this is becoming a habit
I know.

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I just heard that my hubby landed a fully funded PhD place on a programme that fits him like a glove. We are over the moon right now, especially as we just came to the second year of him applying for PhDs and being shortlisted for funding twice but narrowly missing it. It was looking like he'd have to try and self fund, which would have put us in a very tight place financially. So this is just amazing. And best of all, its at a University close enough to Norwich that we can live somewhere in between and easily commute to both our Unis. At this stage its looking like we'll move to Ely or Cambridge :awesome:
Congratulations to him!
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(Original post by Craghyrax)
I just heard that my hubby landed a fully funded PhD place on a programme that fits him like a glove. We are over the moon right now, especially as we just came to the second year of him applying for PhDs and being shortlisted for funding twice but narrowly missing it. It was looking like he'd have to try and self fund, which would have put us in a very tight place financially. So this is just amazing. And best of all, its at a University close enough to Norwich that we can live somewhere in between and easily commute to both our Unis. At this stage its looking like we'll move to Ely or Cambridge :awesome:
Well done to your husband!

I'm well and truly freshers flu-ed. I made it so far without getting it and then BAMBAM.
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Thanks guys!
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I'm well and truly freshers flu-ed. I made it so far without getting it and then BAMBAM.
Drat There isn't any time to be ill at Cambridge. Do you mind me asking what you study?
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:hello: Welcome to the thread
Thanks And, congrats!

Can anyone recommend things to take a visitor to see in Cambridge? Or any pub/restaurant recommendations?

A friend is visiting but she's flying back to the States tomorrow, so, this is the only chance she'll get to visit Cambridge. I haven't been here long enough to have an opinion and I haven't eaten out here yet. We both like long walks so I'm thinking of visiting other colleges (hopefully the ones that make visitors pay aren't too fussy about her not having an ID if she's with me).
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Thanks And, congrats!

Can anyone recommend things to take a visitor to see in Cambridge? Or any pub/restaurant recommendations?

A friend is visiting but she's flying back to the States tomorrow, so, this is the only chance she'll get to visit Cambridge. I haven't been here long enough to have an opinion and I haven't eaten out here yet. We both like long walks so I'm thinking of visiting other colleges (hopefully the ones that make visitors pay aren't too fussy about her not having an ID if she's with me).
2 secs and I will copy paste the page we put on our wedding website for guests.
With the card thing, you can walk into almost any college including ones that charge, if you don't look like tourists. If your friend hides her camera and doesn't stare at things but looks nonchalant, you can just march in and people will assume that you're students. It doesn't always work, but it often does. Colleges tend to be stricter when they have private events on, in which case they need evidence that you're a college not University member. Kings will demand to see a card, but they allow any University member to bring in two guests, so your card is fine.
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Thanks And, congrats!

Can anyone recommend things to take a visitor to see in Cambridge? Or any pub/restaurant recommendations?

A friend is visiting but she's flying back to the States tomorrow, so, this is the only chance she'll get to visit Cambridge. I haven't been here long enough to have an opinion and I haven't eaten out here yet. We both like long walks so I'm thinking of visiting other colleges (hopefully the ones that make visitors pay aren't too fussy about her not having an ID if she's with me).
Cafe/Pub/Restaurant suggestions

CAFES:


Fitzbillies: This bakery/cafe has been around since before WW2! Its lovely inside and does quality coffee and really good cakes. Its very close to Peterhouse
Indigo: This is one of the most popular independent coffee shops in Cambridge. Its very quirky and does great coffee, cake and bagels.
Grads Cafe: This is a very basic, inexpensive cafe situated at the top of the concrete University Centre building, on Mill lane right next to Peterhouse. However it offers a fantastic view over the city and the river, and is always much quieter and more spacious than other city centre haunts.
Michaelhouse: Michaelhouse is a restaurant/cafe situated inside a beautiful old church building with lovely stained windows and lots of space. It does very good food and drink.

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The Maypole: This is definitely one of the best pubs in Cambridge, with a very authentic feel and a good selection of drinks
The Castle: Not to be confused with the rubbish pub on Regent street, the Castle is a little way out of town to the North, on Castle Hill. However it is well worth the visit. Good selection of drinks and a great interior and nice outdoor area.
The Eagle: This is one of the most touristy pubs in Cambridge, as the building is very old. It used to be an RAF base, and the ceilings have cigarette burn graffiti on them. It is also purportedly where Watson and Crick invented DNA, but feel free to take that with a pinch of salt. Its a very pretty old pub, although their drinks aren't as good as the first two suggestions. Its also the closest one to Peterhouse.

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The Punter: The Punter does amazingly good food at decent prices. Its a pub, but the interior is very charming.
The Cambridge Chop House: Very close to Peterhouse. The restaurant has great service, excellent food and a lovely interior.
Teri Aki: does fusion style Asian food and great sushi. Lovely interior too, and very reasonable prices
The Maharaja: This is a good Indian restaurant located at the foot of Castle Hill, near the Castle Inn and Kettle's Yard.
The Curry Garden: Another good curry restaurant in the city centre.

For activities, have you seen the Round Church? You can ask to climb to the top of Great St Marys, or St John's chapel tower for really nice views. There's obviously punting. Some of the museums are awesome (particularly Kettle's Yard, Fitzwilliam and the Whipple).

There are nice walks along the river in any direction. You can walk to Grantchester through some pretty countryside. You can walk along the Backs, which is lovely, and then when you get to Magdalene Bridge, cross over and walk along the quay past the restaurants... you'll get to Jesus Green... keep walking along the towpath and you can follow the river for a few miles (all the way to Waterbeach or Ely if you wanted) which is very pleasant.
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Thank you so much! This is excellent.
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Thank you so much! This is excellent.
No problem As with anybody who loves a place, half the fun is in sharing it with other people.
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(Original post by Craghyrax)
Thanks guys!

Drat There isn't any time to be ill at Cambridge. Do you mind me asking what you study?
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MML
Cool There are a fair few in this thread. I guessed as much by the film thing, but I couldn't be sure.
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Thank you so much! This is excellent.
By the way, these days in Cam you can't eat at restaurants with a booking, sadly. Especially on weekends. So if you are thinking of going somewhere tonight you need to begin calling round. The St John's Chop House is as good as the Cambridge Chop House.
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(Original post by Craghyrax)
By the way, these days in Cam you can't eat at restaurants with a booking, sadly. Especially on weekends. So if you are thinking of going somewhere tonight you need to begin calling round. The St John's Chop House is as good as the Cambridge Chop House.
Thanks so much for the suggestions. We did the walking route you suggested, stopped by a few colleges, ate at the Cambridge Chop House and then checked out the Eagle because it was literally next door. The Chop House has the best roast she's had in England so far - the steak was cooked really well (and by that I actually mean not very cooked, which is perfect) and the gravy was very good.

Also, may have convinced her to apply here for her next degree.
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. We did the walking route you suggested, stopped by a few colleges, ate at the Cambridge Chop House and then checked out the Eagle because it was literally next door. The Chop House has the best roast she's had in England so far - the steak was cooked really well (and by that I actually mean not very cooked, which is perfect) and the gravy was very good.

Also, may have convinced her to apply here for her next degree.
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Just noticed A. E. Clothier is cheaper than Ryder & Amies :albertein:

Time to buy a scarf and tie :rolleyes:
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Just noticed A. E. Clothier is cheaper than Ryder & Amies :albertein:

Time to buy a scarf and tie :rolleyes:
Ah, but the difference is that he doesn't have a licence to embroider stuff on site - he has to buy it from the likes of Ryder & Amies anyway!

How much are his scarves? I got a combined one (college on one side, University on the other, with badges for both) from R&A for £27 a few years back - I think it's exclusive to them. :yep:
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I think the one that irritates me is that outfitter on Trinity street that likes to print college names, US style onto hoodies, but does it incorrectly (e.g. 'Trinity Hall College', 'Peterhouse College')
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Ah, but the difference is that he doesn't have a licence to embroider stuff on site - he has to buy it from the likes of Ryder & Amies anyway!

How much are his scarves? I got a combined one (college on one side, University on the other, with badges for both) from R&A for £27 a few years back - I think it's exclusive to them. :yep:
Not sure off the top of my head but its £4-£5 cheaper (think its circa £24, whereas R&A is circa £29 for the ones with badges). Rather expensive for a scarf if you ask me! Although the Selwyn scarf is gryfondor (sp) colours which is uber cool.

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