"friends of my father in Cambridge"

Cambridge is a city in the east of England, around 50 miles north of London. It has a population of 130,000 and dates back to the 1st century AD. Cambridge is best known for its collegiate university which, together with Oxford, is the leading university of Britain and one of the top five in the world.

Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeMathematical Bridge, Cambridge - Credit: M. Tawsif Salam

The prestigious and beautiful university institutions include King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. The city is also at the heart of Silicon Fen, a high-tech business and research area which has developed in recent years. Due in part to a large student population, Cambridge has many cultural merits alongside its history, with a wide variety of sports, theatrical and artistic events and centres. The River Cam runs through the city and punting on the river in summer in front of the university buildings has come to be an iconic image of Cambridge.

Punting in front of King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePunting in front of King's College Chapel, Cambridge - Credit: Andrew Dunn