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Snapshots of the University of Cambridge from its more than 800 years of history.
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Cambridge Crew Rowing 1912

Vintage Cambridge Crew Poster created by VintageFactory. Order as shown, or change the print size or paper type & add custom framing.

September, 1933. The new University Library building at Cambridge being constructed under the design of architect  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the classic telephone kiosk.

September, The new University Library building at Cambridge being constructed under the design of architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the classic telephone kiosk.

Cambridge University Hockey Club circa 1912

Cambridge University Hockey Club circa 1912

Emmanuel College shewing the Chapel  1842. Drawn by F. Mackenzie; steel engraving by J. Le Keuk. From Thomas D. Atkinson. Cambridge described and illustrated: being a short history of the Town and University. Macmillan, 1897.

Emmanuel College shewing the Chapel Drawn by F. steel engraving by J. Cambridge described and illustrated: being a short history of the Town and University.

Ackerman's 1815 engraving of the old, city-centre Botanic Garden, established in 1762

Ackerman& 1815 engraving of the old, city-centre Botanic Garden, established in 1762

Five hundred years ago the masons working on one of the world’s most famous buildings completed the stonework of a chapel conceived some 70 years earlier. For several decades, King’s College Chapel had stood partially built in the heart of Cambridge. The story of the chapel is told in riveting detail by John Saltmarsh, who died in 1974 before completing his magnum opus.

King’s College Chapel: an architectural masterpiece and the man who told its story

The New Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from the Museum Annual Report 1910

The New Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from the Museum Annual Report 1910

Public Information Poster - Published by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1948-1953

Public Information Poster - Published by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Cambridge Antiquarian Society,

The Old Schools, University of Cambridge | A 17th century print showing the Old Schools with its original medieval facade. The dig has uncovered the original front and wall.

A century print showing the Old Schools with its original medieval facade. The dig has uncovered the original front and wall.

Historic maps at Cambridge University Library chart the changes and growth of the City and University of Cambridge.

Historic maps at Cambridge University Library chart the changes and growth of the City and University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University Press is both the oldest printing and publishing house in the world and the oldest university press http://www.cambridge.org/about-us/who-we-are/history/brief-history-press/

Cambridge University Press is both the oldest printing and publishing house in the world and the oldest university press http://www.cambridge.org/about-us/who-we-are/history/brief-history-press/

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