Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5241 AND VARSITY PUNTING, FORMALS BY DONTE NEMBHARD INTERVIEWS Crazy, intense and unique. Three out of many words that can be used to describe a university city such as Cambridge. With incredible infrastructure that dates as far as the British Iron Age and the thought of many great people such as Isaac Newton, Winston Churchill, King Henry VIII and countless more, makes you really appreciate this amazing city. With King’s College Chapel likely being the most well-known building in Cambridge it is not hard to see why. Such great architecture, doesn’t go unnoticed as it attracts an immense number of tourists on a daily basis (which is a cyclist’s worst nightmare when they are late for lectures). King’s College Chapel may be the most well-known building, but the one building that left me in awe was the Trinity College Chapel. Upon entering the chapel, you immediately are struck with statues of the incredible people who shaped the modern world and way of thinking. The one thing which stood out was the fact that you can look at a statue of Isaac Newton, a major influence on modern science, and when you turn around you are facing a statue of Jesus Christ. Moreover, Cambridge is certainly a place which pushes your limits. Having 2 or 3 supervisions (supplementary sessions involving 2 or 3 of your peers and a supervisor) constantly keeps you busy and makes you aware of the pace that you should be aiming for. When first arriving here, it is difficult to adjust to the sudden increase in workload from the very first week, but over time you become more accustomed to it and at that point you can finally enjoy Cambridge. Furthermore, Cambridge is definitely a strange place, but you are instantly drawn into the traditional activities that Cambridge is well-known for. With the punts in the middle of the town, it is very difficult to resist a nice little punting session with a few newly formed friends. As you travel down the River Cam you are able to experience a calm and relaxing journey which captivates the peaceful and green nature of Cambridge. Also you are instantly introduced to formal dinners as you are matriculated into your respective college, this is where you come across your first engineering penny (A penny that has been folded by a sheet metal folder typically found in the engineering department). You unknowingly leave your glass of wine or dessert open for the penny to be dropped and as you look to find the penny, you are forced to finish the glass or finish the dessert without using any hands leaving you in a mess. In addition, during the final term, there is an assortment of chances to get involved with Varsity and participate in competition against Oxford. There is no other experience like this, as you carry the weight of Cambridge University on your shoulders and aim not to just beat Oxford but to humiliate them. It is the best time to create bonds with fellow teammates as you all aim for the same goal. In conclusion – Cambridge is an amazing city and the university lives up to its name. There may be times of negativity as you become overwhelmed with the workload, but as always if you work hard you’ll overcome the challenges put towards you. The city has many different aspects that makes it a nice place to be in for a wide variety of people. P .s Cambridge > Oxford