Central Cambridge

Central Cambridge : A Guide to the University and Colleges

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The fully revised and updated second edition of this best-selling guidebook is intended for all visitors to Cambridge, and for anyone with an interest in the University. Combining an accessible style with accuracy of fact and a wealth of historical detail, it can be used to accompany a walking tour or read at leisure as an authoritative introduction. The second edition is packed with newly commissioned colour photographs by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Shimura, as well as fresh maps and added information about the buildings and developments of recent years. Central attractions receive full entries, and the book also offers historical descriptions of all the outer-lying colleges, making it a comprehensive survey of the collegiate University. There is an informative introduction, a list of colleges with foundation dates, a substantial glossary and index, and a list of further reading material, all extended and updated for this edition.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 5 b/w illus. 95 colour illus. 5 maps 2 tables
  • 1139239414
  • 9781139239417

Table of contents

Foreword by H. R. H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Preface and acknowledgements; List of colleges in the University of Cambridge, with locations and dates of foundation; List of museums in the University of Cambridge, with locations; Introduction; Section 1. King's Parade and Trinity Street; Section 2. St Edward's Passage to Trumpington Street; Section 3. Free School Lane to St Andrew's Street; Section 4. Sidney Street and Jesus Lane to Castle Hill; Section 5. Outlying sites; Glossary; Further reading; Index.show more

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'Polished and richly illustrated.' The Magazine of the Cambridge Society 'There is no dearth of guidebooks to Cambridge and to individual colleges but this title by Kevin Taylor is particularly attractive, not only for the colour illustrations and detailed maps but also for the helpful and clear way that the information is presented.' Reference Reviews 'Visiting Cambridge will never be the same again: it will be better. Because on my next visit I'll have a copy of Kevin Taylor's Central Cambridge: A Guide to the University and Colleges, and I will be stepping out with new confidence.' Centrepiece Magazine 'Cambridge University Press continues to display more and more popular volumes in its city centre bookshop. And none of them will be more welcome to visitors than this busy guide from Kevin Taylor.' Cambridge Evening Newsshow more

About Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor has worked at Cambridge University Press in editorial and legal roles since 1984, and has been a director of the Press since 1999. He is also a director of the Copyright Licensing Agency and Publishers Licensing Society, and has worked as a tour guide in Cambridge. H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.show more

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