Category Archives: Public engagements

Talk to Silver Threads Group

The Silver Threads Group meets on the afternoon of the second Tuesday each month in At Andrew’s Hall in Chesterton. They usually invite a speaker and this time I had agreed to talk about the mayoralty and my year so … Continue reading


28th Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium

Your Excellencies, my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen … I was welcoming some of the 1000+ delegates at the opening dinner of this high powered annual gathering hosted at Jesus College. The narrow entrance to the College is called The Chimney … Continue reading

Posted in Public engagements, Universities, Welcoming visitors to Cambridge

All the Fun of the Town and Country Fair

A glorious June day greeted the opening of the fourth Cambridge Town and Country Fair on Parker’s Piece. My enjoyment of the event was enhanced by having two young companions to share in the various delights. While my preference was … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainments, Green open spaces, Public engagements

Memorial Day at the American Cemetery

The rain mercifully held off on the morning of Monday 30 May during the US Memorial Day Service at the Cambridge American Cemetery at Madingley. The US Memorial Day was established in the 1860s to commemorate the dead of the … Continue reading

Posted in Memorial, Military, Public engagements

From Toffee Apples to Tables

On Friday 27 May I went out on my first public engagements wearing the Mayoral Chain and Badge. Toffee apples and a colourful poster were provided as props for a photo-shoot to promote Midsummer Fair. This year’s is the 800th … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Public engagements, Schools