Monthly Archives: September 2011

Retirement Dinner for Andrew Herbert

Andrew Herbert has retired from his roles of Director of Microsoft Cambridge and subsequently Chairman of Microsoft Research EMEA. Several of the ideas being work on in the Cambridge laboratory link to my own research interests, involving as they do … Continue reading

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Tree planting at Riverside

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Another pleasant ‘first’: this time to plant the last of seven trees at the western end of the newly enhanced Riverside route. The area has been extensively enhanced by upgrading the pedestrian and cycle routes and reducing the risk of … Continue reading

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Train Naming

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Amidst all the bustle of mid-weekday morning Cambridge Railway Station there was an unusual calm about Platform 2. Then a gleaming white train briefly halted at the far end before sliding up to the head of the platform. It was … Continue reading

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The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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Macmillan Cancer Support staged their annual The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday. The coffee mornings started in 1990 and now are a very important part of Macmillan’s fundraising. Marshall’s of Cambridge have been participating for a number of years … Continue reading

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Organ recital in Wisbech

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The Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Jonathan R Farmer TD, had arranged an organ recital in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Wisbech. Proceed, including from a raffle, were to go to the Wisbech Mayoral Charities. The … Continue reading

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Visitors from Great Yarmouth

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The annual trip by Cambridge’s senior citizens to Great Yarmouth is a well known fixture in the city’s summer calendar of activities. Three years ago a reciprocal visit was instituted from Great Yarmouth to Cambridge and these have continued annually. … Continue reading

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650th Anniversary of the Magistracy

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A dinner was held in Selwyn College to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the Magistracy. In his after dinner speech Sir Patrick Elias, Lord Justice of Appeal, mused whether it was also the 92nd anniversary as the modern magistracy which … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘FLACK’ Magazine

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FLACK is a new monthly listings magazine written by Cambridge people for Cambridge people. FLACK is a not-for-profit social enterprise staffed by volunteers many of who are or have been homeless. As such it is a hugely valuable way of … Continue reading

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Explore Islam & Muslim Culture

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Explore Islam & Muslim Culture is a very interesting exhibition mounted in the exhibition area of the Central Library. Just as important as the displays are the people staffing the displays. As practising muslims with a good perspective on following … Continue reading

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Professor Victor Whittaker

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I was delighted to be contacted by a resident of Queen Edith’s who had seen my name in the paper and wondered if I was related to a Dr R H Nimmo Smith with whom he had worked in the … Continue reading

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