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									The Cambridge Experience

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          http://www.Cambridge.org.hk
Ask yourself two questions



                                 What do I want to get out of
                                  university education?

                                 Where is the best place to
                                  fulfil your dreams?




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I want to get…




                              Knowledge     Exposure

                                   My university
                                       life




                                 Fun         Career




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Explore the Cambridge Experience




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Wealth of knowledge




                              Knowledge       Exposure

                                       Cambridge
                                       Experience




                                 Fun           Career




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Let Cambridge influence you!

                                   Supervisions
                                   Quick thinking and response to questions
                                   Self-motivation in solving problems
                                   Interactions with experts and talented students




  One of the places that you can practise your
 presentation skills and debating skills as well
 as meeting celebrities and excellent debaters


                               -meeting people everywhere
                               -academic or casual discussion all around the town,
                                can be in places like coffee shops or in lunch



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Cambridge has more Nobel Prize winners than
any other institution

    80 affiliates of the University of                  Plus other famous alumni
     Cambridge have won the Nobel
     Prize since 1904.
    Affiliates have won in every
     category
       –    29 Nobel prizes in Physics
                                               Prof. Louis Cha
       –    22 in Medicine                        ( 金庸 )
                                                                        Prof. Stephen
                                                                          Hawking
                                                                                               The Hon. Sir
                                                                                                David Li
       –    18 in Chemistry
       –    7 in Economics
       –    2 in Literature
       –    2 in Peace.
    Trinity College has 31 Nobel Prize
     winners, the most of any college at                                                The Hon. Chief
     Cambridge                                           The Hon. Mr. Wong
                                                          Yan Lung, SC, JP
                                                                                       Justice Andrew Li




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One of the best universities in the world




Source: Shanghai Jiaotong University World Universities Ranking
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>100 subjects offered under ~27 departments
   Akkadian                           Electrical and Information Sciences       Law
   American Literature                Engineering                               Linguistics
   Anatomy                            English                                   Management Studies
   Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic      Environmental Studies                     Manufacturing Engineering
   Anthropology                       Ethics                                    Materials Science and Metallurgy
   Arabic                             Experimental Psychology                   Mathematics
   Aramaic                            French                                    Medicine
   Archaeology                        Genetics                                  Modern and Medieval Languages
   Architecture                       Geography                                 Music
   Assyriology                        Geology                                   Natural Sciences
   Bengali                            German                                    Neuroscience
   Biochemistry                       Greek, Classical, Modern                  Norse
   Biological Anthropology            Hebrew                                    Russian
   Biology                            Hindi                                     Sanskrit
   Catalan                            Hinduism                                  History and Philosophy of Science
   Chemical Engineering               History                                   Social and Political Sciences
   Chemistry                          History and Philosophy of Science         Social Anthropology
   Chinese                            History of Art                            Social Psychology
   Classics                           Hungarian                                 Sociology
   Computer Science                   Indian Studies                            Spanish
   Coptic                             Irish, Medieval                           Statistics
   Czech, with Slovak                 Islamic Studies                           Syriac
   Dutch                              Italian                                   Theology and Religious Studies
   Ecology                            Japanese                                  Urdu
   Economics and Politics             Judaism                                   Veterinary Medicine
   Education                          Land Economy                              Welsh, Medieval
   Egyptology                         Latin                                     Zoology
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Supervision: Individual support

 “One of the real strengths of the Cambridge system is the
 close individual support you receive from an expert in your
 field.”

       A supervision is the Cambridge name for a small-group teaching session.

       These are usually one hour in length with 2-4 students and a member of your
        College who is a specialist in the subject you are studying.

       Supervisions are arranged by your College and are your best opportunity to
        explore the course material in a much greater depth than lectures allow.

       They are designed to clarify any points brought up in lectures, to engage in
        in-depth problem-solving and allow you to discuss those aspects of the course
        which interest you most.



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Once in a lifetime cultural experience




                               Knowledge        Exposure

                                        Cambridge
                                        Experience




                                  Fun            Career




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    Inter-collegiate system
                  Undergraduate colleges
                                                                                              Background
            Christ's College                   New Hall
                                                                          31 colleges in Cambridge
            Churchill College                  Newnham College              – For undergraduate or mature students
            Clare College                      Pembroke College             – For co-ed or women colleges
                                                                            –   Most of them are co-ed colleges with full range of
            Corpus Christi College             Peterhouse                       courses/ programmes
            Downing College                    Queens' College
                                                                          College is where you'll do a lot of studying and
                                                                           socialising
            Emmanuel College                   Robinson College
                                                                                            Characteristics
            Fitzwilliam College                St Catharine's
                                               College
                                                                          Academic
            Girton College                     St Edmund's                  – Be responsible for its own undergraduate
                                               College                          admission
            Gonville and Caius                 St John's College
            College                                                         – Has its own set of programmes being offered to
            Homerton College                   Selwyn College                   students
                                                                            – Be responsible for providing supervisions to its
            Hughes Hall                        Sidney Sussex
                                               College                          students (private tuition session)
            Jesus College                      Trinity College            Social
                                                                            – Offers what students need, from accommodation
            King's College                     Trinity Hall College
                                                                                and food, to libraries, computers, bars and
            Lucy Cavendish                     Wolfson College                  common rooms, personal support and recreational
                                                                                facilities
            Magdalene College
 


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    Inter-collegiate system
           Churchill                                                                                          Trinity
    Founded in 1960                                                                                 Founded by Henry VIII in
      –   Aimed at developing                                                                         1546
          scientists and                                                                                –   Largest college with
          technologies for UK                                     City centre                               700 undergraduates
      –   70% of the students are                                                                           and 300 graduates
          scientists, engineers                                                                      Located right at the heart
          and mathematicians                                                                          of the city centre
    Located in the new                                                                              Long tradition of
     university area                                                                                  academic excellence
      –   15 mins away from city
          centre
    With modern and spacious
     design
      –   500 years away from
          the traditional image of
          a Cambridge college
      –   Integrated campus with                      Peterhouse
          sports field and
          dormitory all-on-one          Founded in 1284
                                          –   Oldest and smallest college in Cambridge
                                          –   Only admits 80 students annually




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Meeting students across the globe




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The best preparation for your career




                              Knowledge        Exposure

                                       Cambridge
                                       Experience




                                 Fun            Career




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Have you ever thought of working in these firms?



                                     Quote:
                                     “We prefer to hire
                                     graduates who have
                                     studied abroad. Their
                                     global perspective and
                                     level of maturity is
                                     definitely crucial to
                                     operating in an
                                     international
                                     environment.”
                                      Top global management
                                              consulting firm



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Careers facts


                  More than 96% of graduates are in graduate
                   employment or further study 6 months after
                   graduation

                  450 organisations visited Cambridge to
                   promote their opportunities

                  2,200 recruiters promoted their vacancies on
                   the Careers Service website and vacancy lists



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Give yourself a chance!!

   Top and difficult to get-in companies always come to
    Cambridge to set up career fair to recruit students
   Higher chance to get into these top companies in
    commercial center of the world e.g. in London or back to
    Hong Kong



                                 BECOME ONE OF US!




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Wide range of careers options
                                                            Bank ing and finance
                                                               profe s s ionals
                                                                    12%

   Othe r profe s s ional                                             M anage m e nt
       acade m ics              Othe rs                               cons ultants
            0%                   23%                                       3%

            Profe s s ional                                                    Te ache rs and
             s cie ntis ts                                                       le cture rs
                  2%                                                                 16%

          Public s e rvice
                                                                              Profe s s ional
          profe s s ionals
                                                                           e ngine e rs (not IT)
                3%
                                                                                    6%
  M e dia profe s s ionals
                                                            He alth and s ocial
            5%
                                                                 w ork e rs
                  Law profe s s ionals                              15%
                        11%

                                 IT profe s s ionals
                                        4%



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And most important of all…have fun!




                              Knowledge        Exposure

                                       Cambridge
                                       Experience




                                 Fun            Career




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Diverse social life

                                             “Excellent opportunity to make friends
                                              with people from all over the world.”


      “With more than 16,000 students and over
      400 societies, you'll never be bored.”


                               “At Cambridge you can do almost anything at almost
                                 any level, from 'having a go' to semi-professional.”


      “Societies with focus on Hong Kong and China:
      Cambridge University Chinese Society and Hong Kong
      & China Affairs Society.”

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Cambridge traditions




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Cambridge City and beyond

                         Cambridge City                                         And neighbourhood
          The tourist attraction                                        Easy access to rest of UK…..
             –     You will find more tourists than students               –   40 mins by train to the London
                   on street on a normal day                                     » UK capital
             –     Highly praised by famous Chinese                              » Financial and cultural centre of
                   academic 徐志摩                                                     Europe
          Community of its own                                            –   30 mins by train to Newmarket
             –     With all basic facilities                                     »   Polo, horse riding
                     » Banks, city library, super markets,                 –   30 mins by train to Duxford
                        cinemas, theatres, shopping mall,                        »   For flight piloting and gliding
                        swimming pools                                   And beyond
             –     And something more                                      –   30 mins to the London Stansted Airport
                     » Golf courses, football stadium,                           »   With flights connecting to rest of
                        botanic garden, tea house                                    Europe
          The UK tech centre                                                    »   With reasonably priced tickets
             –     Science park, plenty of start ups and MNC                               Example: Under 50 pounds for London-
                                                                                            Milan return
                   investment in the city and surrounding area




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Travelling around Europe




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 A typical calendar for a first year student

Timeline:                    Oct-Dec            Dec-Jan
                                                                      Jan-Mar              Mar-Apr                Apr-Jun
                           (Michaelmas         (Christmas              (Lent Term)                                (Easter term)
                                                                                          (Easter holiday)
                              Term)              holiday)

Regulars:             Lectures             NA                 Lectures               Revision              Lectures
                      Supervisions                             Supervisions           Punting               Supervisions
                      Formal                                   Formal                                        Cookouts
                       halls/Bops                                Halls/Bops
                      Rowing                                   Rowing
                      Cookouts                                 Cookouts

Specials:             Freshers’            Trips to           Chinese New            Varsity boat          Tripos Exams
                       squash                London &            Year                    race                  May Ball
                      Society fair          Europe              celebration            Inter-railing         Leavers’
                      Music                Home trip for      Inter-                                         farewell party
                       Evening               Christmas           university                                    Chinese
                                                                 debate
                      Christmas                                                                                society photo
                       dinner                                   Variety show


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The Prince Philip Scholarships

                                                      Background
              Sponsorships include:                              Over 100 students have been
                 –     Non-means tested cash award of £            sponsored since 1982
                       2,500 per annum                               – 4-8 students annually
                 –     One HK-LDN economy class return            Continue to achieve first class honours
                       air ticket                                  in examinations
                 –     Scholars may also claim, where                – Hold the highest academic records
                       necessary, the full costs of tuition             among all scholarship schemes at
                       and subsistence
                                                                        Cambridge


                               Application                                    Requirement
            Application process                                  Students are selected on the basis
                –    Observe the start and deadline                  –   Academic excellence
            Every recipient must go through a                       –   Personality
             stringent evaluation process                            –   Extra-curricular achievements
                –    Interviews with a panel made up of              –   Potential to make a lasting
                     Hong Kong academics and                             contribution to HK
                     admission tutors from Cambridge

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       Come Visit Us at
http://www.Cambridge.org.hk
Appendix

 Some Myths
  The Mathematical Bridge – Queen’s College

     One famous narrative relates to Queens'
      College's so-called Mathematical Bridge
      (pictured right). The story usually goes
      as follows: supposedly constructed by
      Sir Isaac Newton, it reportedly held itself
      together without any bolts or screws.
      Years later, inquisitive students took it
      apart in order to see how it fitted
      together and the deconstructers were
      unable to reassemble it without bolts. (A
      variation on this tale has the bridge being
      dismantled by the college's Fellows due
      to the onset of World War II). However
      the bridge was erected 22 years after
      Newton's death and always used pins and
      screws at the joints (although the current
      version of the bridge does use more
      visible nuts and bolts).
Source: Wikipedia


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    Clare College bridge

    Built 1639-40 Spherical stone ornaments adorn
     this bridge. One of these has a quarter sphere
     wedge removed from the back, a feature pointed
     out on almost all tours over the bridge. Two tales
     explaining this are:
      – The bridge's builder was not paid in full due
          to the college's dissatisfaction of its
          construction. The builder thus took his
          revenge by committing a small act of petty
          vandalism.
      – A college fellow removed the quarter-sphere
          to ensure another fellow could not win a bet
          with him as to how many spheres there are on
          the bridge.
    In reality, the reason for the missing wedge of
     one sphere is not known.

Source: Wikipedia


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    The Bridge of Sighs – St John’s College

    On two separate occasions, students
     have pulled the prank of dangling a car
     under the Bridge of Sighs at St John's.
     In the first incident (in 1963), a 1928
     Austin Seven was punted down the
     river using four punts that had been
     lashed together then hoisted up under
     the bridge using ropes. The second
     incident (in 1968) involved a "Bond
     Bug" (a three-wheeled car) being
     dangled under the bridge. In neither
     case was the bridge damaged.




Source: Wikipedia


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    Objects on King's College chapel

    One story tells of a couple of students with a
     keen interest in climbing, who decided to
     scale the walls of King's College chapel after
     hours and place a roadcone (or similar object)
     atop one of the spires. On discovering the
     object the next morning, the college are said
     to have called in a building company to erect
     scaffolding in order to remove the offending
     object. However, the erection of the
     scaffolding could not be completed before
     dusk, and so the adventurous students
     ascended the chapel the next night and
     moved the roadcone to the opposite end of
     the chapel's roof, thus rendering the half-erect
     scaffolding useless.

    In 2002 a toilet seat placed by a student on
     one of the spires remained there, eventually
     being retrieved by a steeplejack.
Source: Wikipedia
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    Trinity College's riches

    As the wealthiest of all Oxbridge colleges,
     Trinity College is naturally the subject of
     many rumours and popular urban legends.
     The college is sometimes suggested to be
     the second or third largest landowner in
     the UK (or in England) - after the Crown
     Estate, the National Trust and the Church
     of England. (A variant of this legend is
     repeated in the Tom Sharpe novel
     Porterhouse Blue.) However, the college
     only takes in around 20 million pounds per
     year in rent from its properties. A second
     legend is that it is possible to walk from
     Cambridge to Oxford on land solely
     owned by Trinity. Jeremy Fairbrother, the
     college's chief bursar, has said this belief
     is incorrect.


Source: Wikipedia
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     Appendix

    Interesting facts about
the university and the colleges
    What you didn’t know about Cambridge?

    The links between the colleges and the University are very informal. The
     colleges are NOT administered by the University thought they are subject to
     it, in a sense. The University examines and gives degrees but the colleges
     have no formal obligations to the university apart from a duty to contribute
     to the income of the University (in proportion to their wealth) and to reserve
     a quota of fellowships for professors. The university and colleges have
     separate statutes.
    Head of the university is supposedly the Chancellor who in fact is only
     obliged to come to the university once (usually on a ceremonial occasion
     like giving out honourary degrees) and the real head of the university
     government is the vice-chancellor who is elected every two years.?
    Proctors are dons appointed by the university to represent the authority of
     the vice-chancellor to discipline undergraduates (i.e. students who had not
     taken a degree). Until the 1960's, they used to patrol the streets after nightfall
     with the "bulldogs" (the bowler hatted university policemen, looking for
     undergraduates infringing rules by being out after sunset without their gowns
     on.) There is a special pro-Proctor who supervises the keeping of cars by
     undergraduates in the university. No undergraduate is allowed to keep a car
     without special permission from him. This helps to relieve traffic in the
     narrow streets and explains the great number of bicycles.
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    What you didn’t know about Cambridge?

    Colleges used to have "Gyps"? who cooked and carried coals to rooms for
     dons and students. They no longer exist but have been replaced by bedders
     in some colleges who clean and tidy rooms. They are traditionally physically
     unattractive women (so as to present no temptations for the undergraduates
     they look after).
    Almost every undergraduate has to take an examination at the end of each
     year. At Cambridge each course is called a "tripos". The term is derived
     from the three-legged stools on which BAs in medieval times sat to conduct
     the oral exams (called "disputations"). Most triposes are in at least two parts,
     and the length of each part varies with subject. It is possible to combine parts
     of different triposes, eg. to read philosophy for one year and then
     mathematics for two, which is of course part of the attraction of the system.
    Results are posted outside the Senate House. Candidates are divided into
     First (starred firsts for the exceptionally outstanding), upper and lower
     seconds and thirds. There are also "special" degrees for those who fail
     altogether! Only in Mathematics are the old titles preserved for the different
     classes (wranglers for firsts, and senior and junior optimes). Those who are
     asked to leave are not "kicked out" but "sent down" just as one always goes
     "up" to Cambridge (even if you are from Scotland).

Source: Cambridge by F.A. Reeve, Cambridge Official Guide 1989, and Cambridge by Michael Hall)


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Appendix

On Cambridge
    C.E. Raven wrote in A Wanderer's Way


    It is commonly supposed that boys got out to Cambridge in order to acquire
     knowledge from dons or laboratories; or to row and run and complete their
     public school careers; or to lay the foundation for success at the bar or in the
     church; or to obtain the hall mark of gentility. The real justification for the
     existence of the old universities is, of course, none of these: the secret of
     their worth is not found in the lecture room or the playing fields or the Union
     Society or the dining club. Two men, two chairs, two pipes and a fire- that is
     their symbol; and those nights of the gods when we rambled over all things
     in heaven and earth with minds "unclouded by experience and unhampered
     by knowledge" are our happiest memories. Work and sport, rags and
     examinations, these are side issues: the main purpose of the place is
     friendship, and the building up of character by intercourse with men of
     kindred tastes and different training...It is the vast and essential business of
     ranging oneself, of coming to terms with the universe, of discovering a
     purpose in life that the university exists to foster. And it is a far more
     important task than the admirers or critics of undergraduate life will usually
     admit. If the colleges exist, in the time-honoured phrase, as "places of
     education, religions, learning and research," the two former are the more
     precious, and for them talk and tobacco are more necessary than professors
     and chapel services.


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    G. Lowes Dickinson on F.P. Ramsey*



    It does not become a Cambridge man to claim too much for his
     University, nor am I much tempted to do so. But there is, I think, a
     certain type, rare, like all good things, which seems to be associated
     in some peculiar way with my alma mater [Cambridge]. I am
     thinking of men like Leslie Stephen [father of Virginia Woolf], like
     Henry Sidgwick [after whom the site and avenue were named], like
     Maitland, like one who died but the other day with all his promise
     unfulfilled [Ramsey]. It is a type unworldly without being saintly,
     unambitious without being inactive, warm hearted without being
     sentimental. Through good report and ill such men work on,
     following the light of truth as they see it; able to be sceptical without
     being paralysed; content to know what is knowable and to reserve
     judgment on what is not. The world could never be driven by such
     men, for the spring of action lie deep in ignorance and madness. But
     it is they who are the beacon in the tempest, and they are, more, not
     less, needed now than ever before.
* quoted by Lord Keynes in Essays in Biography


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    Jean Lindsay in the Cambridge Journal


    Keynes describes a Sunday evening in his first term that began with a
     visit to a Trinity Essay Society where he heard Lytton Strachey
     deliver a brilliant satire on Christianity. "From there I went to an
     informal, philosophical debating society of interesting people where
     I stayed till nearly twelve; I then went to see Monty James where I
     stayed till one; from there I went on to another man with whom I
     talked till half-past four." Next morning he was up at 7:30 to read the
     lesson in Chapel, did four hours work before lunch and in the
     afternoon rowed half a course. The same note is struck by Margaret
     Cole who recalls "how often..drunk with talk or poetry I crept or
     staggered great distances back to my room (Girton contains a good
     half-mile of corridors) seeing through the windows black fingers of
     cloud against a blue green dawn sky." Trevelyan recalls the
     discussion he heard between Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ralph
     Wedgwood and the somewhat older McTaggart which, among other
     things, introduced him to Meredith and put him on the track of some
     of the beauties of Shakespeare's sonnets...


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    A. Steel in Custom of the Room


    Until quite recent times the popular conception of a "don", that is, a
     Fellow of an Oxford or Cambridge College, had created a lay figure
     of truly alarming proportions. "Dons" were always incredibly
     learned, but their learning was never of any practical use; they were
     also very old and disinclined to shave. Being closely related to- and
     indeed sometimes identical with- that other figure of fun, the Absent-
     minded Professor, they were further noted for forgetfulness and
     general eccentricity. They were, of course, bachelors, and treated all
     females with a mixture of fear and contempt. Their religious life was
     rather obscure, but many of them, though by no means all, were In
     Orders- naturally Church of England. While not exactly wealthy,
     they were very comfortably off and lived in great luxury and
     retirement, principally on port. They were, therefore, rather lazy.
     They were not found unbearded or in the young state but appeared
     read-made at the age of sixty-five or so. What they did before that no
     one was ever able to discover, but it was usually assumed that they
     were schoolmasters who had somehow got to heaven. They lived
     forever, and were practically sexless.

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    Leslie Stephen in Sketches from Cambridge



    Nobody comes to the University [Cambridge] in order to learn. If
     that is too strong a statement, I may at least say that no one comes
     with a view to learning chiefly. I remember a rash youth who stated
     to his friends that he was studying mathematics with a view to
     improving his mind. It became a standard joke against him ever
     afterwards. The ordinary undergraduate considered it as equivalent to
     a confession of idiocy. It savoured of priggishness to proclaim a wish
     for mental improvement; but to secure that object by means of
     mathematical study was almost incredible folly... For those who take
     to the training kindly, and reach the top of the tree, it is a very
     different question; for them, I fully believe our intellectual training to
     be excellent, though even for them it would, but for the endowments,
     be rather an expensive luxury. It is rather a severe tax upon any
     man's time and brains to spend three precious years, not in learning
     something, but in learning to learn something; I repeat, however, that
     for those who become really proficient, I believe the polish attained
     to be worth the trouble of attaining it.


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Appendix

Prose and poetry
  Prose and poetry

William Everett, On the Cam (1866)
 There is nothing of the kind lovelier in England. The velvet turf- the
  ancestral elms and hoary lindens- the long vistas of the ancient
  avenues- the quiet river- its shelving banks filled with loiterers, its
  waters studded with a scene of gay boats, and crossed by light,
  graceful stone bridges; the old halls of grey or red or yellow rising
  here and there-the windows peeping out from among the trees , and
  the openings into the old courtyard with their presage of monastic
  ease and learning- the lofty pinnacles of King's Chapel o'ertopping
  all; - there is no such scene of repose and of beauty in Oxford or any
  other place of learning...I do not believe a single student ever paced
  under these ancient trees without some word of praise bursting from
  his lips for the beauty and glory of dear old Cambridge.



Source: In Praise of Cambridge compiled by Lord Horder, and A Cambridge SCrapbook collected by Jean Lindsay


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  Prose and poetry

Queen Victoria in her Diary (1847)
 The evening being so beautiful we proposed to walk out, and
  accordingly at ten set out in curious costumes; Albert in his dress
  coat, with a macintosh over it; I in my evening dress and diadem. and
  with a veil over my head, and the two Princes in their uniform, and
  the ladies in their dresses, and shawls and veils. We walked through
  the small garden, and could not at first find out way, after which we
  discovered the right road, and walked along the beautiful avenues of
  lime-trees in the grounds of St. John's College, along the water and
  over the bridges. All was so pretty and picturesque- in particular, that
  one covered bridge of Venice. We stopped to listen to the distant
  hum of the town; and nothing seemed wanting, but some singing,
  which everywhere but here in this country we should have heard. A
  lattice opened, and we could fancy a lady appearing, and listening to
  a serenade.

Source: In Praise of Cambridge compiled by Lord Horder, and A Cambridge SCrapbook collected by Jean Lindsay


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  Prose and poetry

Alfred Marshall [whom the library is named] in Inaugural Lecture (1885)
 Those whom Cambridge, the great mother of strong men, sends out into the
   world with cool heads but warm hearts...

George Trevelyan in Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (1876)
 Wanting nothing but what his college had to give, he revelled in the
   possession of leisure and liberty, in the almost complete command of his
   own time, in the power of passing at choice from the most perfect solitude to
   the most agreeable company. He keenly appreciated a society which
   cherishes all that is genuine, and is only too outspoken in its abhorrence of
   pretension and display:- a society in which a man lives with those whom he
   likes, and with those only; choosing his comrades for their own sake, and so
   indifferent to the external distinctions of wealth and position that no one who
   has entered fully into the spirit of college life can ever unlearn its priceless
   lesson of manliness and simplicity.

Charles Darwin in Life and Letters (1887)
 No pursuit in Cambridge was followed with nearly so much eagerness or
  gave me so much pleasure as collecting beetles.
Source: In Praise of Cambridge compiled by Lord Horder, and A Cambridge SCrapbook collected by Jean Lindsay


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Ronald Hayman in My Cambridge:

    My Cambridge? ...Part of the pleasure was in imagining that the
     Cambridge experience had always been the same: that for hundreds
     of years undergraduates had been wearing the same gowns, shivering
     in the same draughty rooms, carrying on flippant conversations
     across the same long wooden dining tables under the same lofty,
     church-like ceilings, climbing over the same walls with the same
     trepidation when they came back to college after midnight. Many of
     my clearest memories centre on things that have changed little over
     the centuries- the lawns, the buildings, the bridges, the river, the trees
     and the fact of having so many friends and potential friends of the
     same age all within walking distance. Isaac Newton, William Pitt and
     Wittgenstein must all have heard the same bells, looked up at the
     same patterns of light and shade on the same spires, and -if punts
     existed by the time of the Civil War- talked with the same frivolity as
     they punted between the same weeping willows.
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