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£15 – Young Georgians

By the banks of the wending river Cam, sits the resplendent city of Cambridge. Home to the University of Cambridge since the beginning of the thirteenth century when some enlightened scholars at Oxford fled their squalid surrounds and murderous townspeople to found a new seat of learning in the boggy fenland. Here the colleges which make up the university have through the centuries flourished and over the ensuing centuries erected many fine buildings (some of them even finished).

This YG tour will take in Peterhouse, the oldest Cambridge College, which has a number of fine Georgian Buildings and the grave of the last man in Cambridge to wear an eighteenth-century powdered wig. We shall marvel at the glorious Fitzwilliam Museum of George Basevi, gape agog at the classical delights of Downing College, stand in awe of James Gibbs’s Senate House, coo delightedly at Christopher Wren’s first ever building, the Chapel at Pembroke College and ogle splutteringly at his splendid (and now eponymous) library at Trinity College. As we waft elegantly through the winding academical streets other architectural delights of Georgian (and medieval) Cambridge shall loom magnificently into your view.  The tour shall be led by some genuine Cambridge students (we kindly ask you not to feed or pet them) who shall intone in a convincing manner some possibly genuine facts about Cambridge. Those left standing shall be rewarded with a famous Fitzbillies Chelsea bun.

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