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The Black Bear at Senate House

As avid readers of this blog will remember, the Black Bear Inn here in Cambridge was notable for its concerts held from the 1770’s to the 1800’s under the auspices of its Music Club. Sadly, like so many of the … Continue reading

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And don’t forget to breathe…

Lent term this year has felt like an especially long one, with Easter the latest it’s been since 2014. The fact that it feels even later than usual is probably also because it was relatively early last year, on April … Continue reading

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A talent for light music

The UL recently acquired two slightly unusual items: a copy of the song “You were there” from Noel Coward‘s musical Tonight at 8.30, signed by Coward and his leading lady, Gertrude Lawrence; and music for the ballet that enlivened the … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate : the Scott Polar expedition

In March 1912 The Times ran a series of articles on the race to the South Pole. Robert Falcon Scott’s British expedition had recently been narrowly beaten to the Pole by the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. While praising Amundsen, The Times maintained … Continue reading

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