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Your Guide to Cambridge this Christmas



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Love Christmas | Welcome

Welcome It’s already Christmas 2023!

After a warm Autumn, here we are heading towards the festive season, a fantastic time to visit Cambridge and experience all it has to offer.

Shopping in Cambridge is great any time of the year, but at Christmas we have the added sparkle and this year the city is boasting an entirely new Christmas lighting scheme. Covering over 25 streets, from the Train Station right the way through to Magdalene Street, the lights will twinkle and sparkle to give you that Christmas magic. After your busy day shopping, why not try one of Cambridge’s fabulous restaurants for dinner or cocktails, there’s plenty of choice to satisfy every appetite. And if you want to go out out, Cambridge has a range of bars and clubs for all ages and musical tastes. As always, Cambridge is packed with fun things to do for all the family. With Mother Goose showing at the Arts Theatre, a range of Christmas shows at the Corn Exchange and a fabulous production of Hansel & Gretel at The Junction, there really is something for everyone.

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Love Christmas | What’s On

What’s On

Around Cambridge

Cambridge Junction Hansel & Gretel, Wed 6 - Sun 31 December Following sell-out runs in Bristol, Cambridge and Peterborough, international theatre company NIE (New International Encounter) return to Cambridge Junction with an enchanting show transforming the theatre into a magical winter woodland. Adapting the classic fairytale with their blend of live music, clowning and storytelling, NIE bring you a beautiful show for all the family to enjoy.

Playful and heartbreaking, this is a lovely show from... an ensemble of actor-musicians who have charm oozing from every pore... genuinely enchanting. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Fitzwilliam Museum Autumn exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until 7 January Come to the Fitzwilliam Museum to experience two thought-provoking exhibitions this autumn. Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance asks new questions about Cambridge's role in the transatlantic slave trade and reveals hidden stories from the past. See historic works shown alongside modern and contemporary works by artists including Barbara Walker, Donald Locke and Keith Piper. Real Families: Stories of Change (also looks from the past to present day, this time to consider the idea of family, with modern interpretations by artists including Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud and Chantal Joffe. Both shows are free, with booking online advised. 4

Mill Road Winter Fair Saturday 2 December Taking place on the first Saturday in December each year, Mill Road Winter Fair is a staple event in the Cambridge calendar. A true celebration of all that Mill Road has to offer, everything from food to gifts and heaps and heaps of music. Enjoy meandering up and down Mill Road between 10.30am - 4.30pm and soak up the eclectic atmosphere. Visit to discover the history of the fair and for more information about what is happening on the day. Unique, personal, quirky, shop independent






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What’s On

Arts Theatre

The heartwarming escapism you need in your life

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Aladdin - Matt Crosby (Widow Twankey), Rolan Bell (Abanazar) and Rachel Lumberg (The Empress) © Richard Hubert Smith

Get ready for the Mother Of All Pantos to fly into Cambridge as the Arts Theatre proudly presents Mother Goose. Starring Cambridge’s #1 pantomime dame Matt Crosby, the traditional rags-to-riches pantomime story is given a fun, modern, Cambridge twist full of cracking jokes, songs, magic and a few surprises along the way. Gertie Goose lives a simple life in her little Cambridge cottage with family and best friend Priscilla... who just happens to be a talking Goose! A cook in the kitchens of Eiderdowning College, Mother Goose longs to open her own bakery... but with the lovesick Squire Purchase raising rents and a cost-of-living crisis looming, money is tight and her dreams remain unfulfilled. Caught between the forces of good and evil, Mother Goose is headed for an eggs-istential crisis of epic proportions! Will beauty, fame and fortune change her? You’ll have to book to find out! 6

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What’s On

at Cambridge Corn Exchange

What better time to plan a night out than during that extra special season of Christmas, and where better than the Corn Exchange where an array of festive flavoured shows are on offer.

Disco Fever Who can forget Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s lockdown Kitchen Discos!... Well, she stops off at Cambridge on November 29 with her Christmas version.

Dance Spectacular Strictly fans have a treat in store when dance legends Janette and Aljaž will be dancing all the way to Winter Wonderland.

Folk Stars Then, a slightly different experience of seasonal musical fare when two critically acclaimed folk acts take audiences on a nostalgic and wintery journey to bygone times; Kate Rusby, one of Britain’s most popular female folk singers rounds off 2023 in celebratory style on 10 December with a Christmas show full of warmth, sparkles and festive music from her Christmas albums. And on 19 December, north-east folk stars The Unthanks perform their dream-like winter fantasia, capturing the magic and wonder of the turn of the year.

Comedy Night The 16 December is a completely different treat... a spectacular all-star festive comedy night! ‘Live At Christmas’ presents Ed Gamble, Fern Brady, Jen Brister, Josh Pugh and Kyrah Gray.

Time for Ballet Festivities then conclude when the ballet comes to the city with one of the season’s highlights, The Nutcracker. One of the most magical outings at Christmas time for adults and children alike, the story of little Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a host of colourful characters never fails to mesmerise and create lifelong memories. Tchaikovsky’s delightful score, performed by a live orchestra, completes this magical experience. The show runs from 27 - 30 December and includes matinees.

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Love Christmas | The Big Switch On

The Big Switch On Cambridge BID are organising two Christmas Lights Switch On events and invite you to join the fun.

Cambridge Train Station On Thursday 16 November we will officially turn on the lights at Cambridge Train Station in partnership with Star Radio. Join Star Radio Drivetime Presenter Josh Lovatt to switch on the lights and officially kick off Christmas in the CB1 area. Starting at around 4.30pm, Josh will be bringing his decks and party tunes (and maybe the odd Christmas song) to the Station and asking you to help celebrate the start of Christmas. We are working with some choirs and community groups to add some live acts to this years celebrations.

Grand Arcade Grand arcade are joining the festive fun on Sunday19 November with a schedule of local singers, choirs and dancers performing from 12pm until 4.30pm on stage at Grand Arcade, next to John Lewis & Partners’ entrance.

Grand Arcade Schedule 12.00 12.40 13.20 14.00 14.40 15.20

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts Vocal Remix Stagecoach Performing Arts St Mary’s School Abi Dhese-Biggs Dance Group

Picture: Martin Bond, A Cambridge Diary

Market Square Then on Sunday 19 November, we head to Market Square to turn on the city centre lights. The annual Big Switch On kicks off Christmas season this year with Star Radio taking control of the stage, promising to entertain the crowds from midday. There will be a lively line up from local performing arts clubs, choirs and much much more.

Market Square Schedule 12.00 13.00 13.20 13.40 14.00 14.40 15.00 15.20 15.40 16.00 16.20 16.40 17.00

All Star Performing Arts The Collaboration Choir Carnival Crew Disfunktional Safira Razzamatazz On Stage Performing Arts Vocal Remix Stagecoach Magenta Slipperz 4th Dimension Dance Star Radio Take Over Switch On

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Love Christmas | New Winter Lights Trail

New Winter Lights Trail This winter will see the first ever winter lights trail at Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Cambridge Botanic Lights. There are now a number of light trails around the city, but this will be the first one in Cambridge itself, making it easy for those who live in the city to enjoy some seasonal magic on their doorstep. Bringing the Garden to life after dark, stunning light displays will highlight some of the Garden’s most beloved features - such as the Fountain, Lake and Glasshouse Range - and create beautiful experiences around the rest of the landscape, showing the Garden in a unique and different light. We’re really excited to be bringing such a large-scale, beautiful display to the Garden and the centre of Cambridge this winter. We’ve wanted to hold an event like this for a number of years, but it was put on the back burner with the Covid lockdowns. We hope that this exciting new experience will be a wonderful way for all the family to explore the Garden after dark, offer a fun night out with friends or a beautiful, new romantic evening in the city centre. CUBG Director, Professor Beverley Glover



Visitors will be able to enjoy a walk around the Garden that will take them through magical scenes that enhance the natural landscape, and create enchanting new areas of colour and light. The Garden Café will be open, and hot drinks and snacks will be available halfway around the trail to keep spirits high and warm up any chilly fingers! The Garden Shop will also be open with beautiful botanical gift ideas and treats. The trail will be open for 13 nights in December (please see the CUBG website for more details, opening on Friday 1 December. Tickets are available for timed entry, starting at 5pm, with the final entry of the day at 8.20pm and the Garden closing at 9.30pm.

Ticket prices Adult £20.35 Friend of CUBG £17.05 CU student £17.05 4-15 years of age £13.20 3 and under Free Carer of a disabled person Free 10% discount when purchasing 6 or more tickets. Ticket price includes booking fee. Visit Cambridge Live to book tickets



Love Christmas | Grand Arcade

All About The Merry at Grand Arcade

Visit from 14 November and make sure to look all around you...

Suspended trees, giant baubles, Rudolf the Reindeer, a Giant Bear, magical Gingerbread Characters and Mrs Claus are waiting for you. 19 November

18 November - 24 December

Local singers, choirs and dancers will be performing in Grand Arcade from 12pm until 4.30pm, in the lead-up to the city centre’s Christmas Lights Switch On at 5pm. Come along and support the local community of artists.

Discover lovely Gingerbread characters designed by local primary schools, and vote for your favourite design! The winning school will be awarded a £300 gift card to put towards school equipment.

Christmas Celebrations

Magical Trail of Gingerbread Characters

2 & 3, 9 &10, 16 & 17 December

Mrs Claus Storytelling

Every Saturday and Sunday of December until Christmas, Mrs Claus will be telling Christmas tales in Grand Arcade. Book a session on

From 14 November

Late Night Shopping

Our shops will be open later from 11 until 23 December. Check all our opening hours on grandarcade.

• Listen to Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’s Christmas songs (first floor) and our lovely Bear’s magic tales (ground floor) • Post your letter to Santa in our enchanted talking Letterbox (first floor). One lucky sender will be then be selected at random to win an outfit from Polarn O. Pyret! • Sit in our North Pole throne for a Bright & Merry picture! (ground floor)

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Love Christmas | Christ’s Lane

Christ’s Lane Christ’s Lane may be small in size, but it’s big in

personality. With a large H&M and the only Zara in the city, there are plenty of gift ideas for all the family and don’t forget to treat yourself!

Whilst you are there, Metro Bank and Tesco Extra are there for all the essentials and Starbucks and Sushi Mania will be on hand to fuel your shopping spree.

Heavenly Desserts Heavenly Desserts are on hand if you are looking for a sweet treat. The menu has a huge choice of desserts, meaning there is something for everyone. The team bring their unique creations to life which offers a winning combination of taste, appearance, and quality. Serving freshly made light and fluffy waffles and crepes, soft cookie dough and bespoke cheesecakes. Heavenly Desserts use authentic Italian gelato and real Belgian chocolate to accompany their dishes, as well as other fine ingredients that have been carefully sourced to guarantee consistent quality and taste with every dish.



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Love Christmas | Gifts for Her Half Zip Fleece H&M, £44.99

Destiny Bracelet Iris & Violet, £32

Yves Saint Laurent Gift Set The Fragrance Shop, £131


Embroided Patch Slipper Accessorize, £40

Simara Sequin Dress Phase Eight, £179

Rachel Jackson London Earrings John Lewis & Partners, £60

Jewellery Cracker Fatface, £20

Rose Dunes Eau du Parfum Molton Brown, £120 Gingerbread Set Next, £18

Ginkgo Leaf Inspired Earrings Harriet Kelsall, £175


Big Bad Brow H&M, £6.99

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Love Christmas | Gifts for Her



A selection of wonderful gift ideas for the special lady in your life.

Collection Bag £29.50, Belt £25, Platforms £55, Discover Warm Neroli Eau De Toilette 100ml £10, M&S

Advent Calendar Penhaligon’s, £395

Handstitched Belted Coat Gant, £410

Adele Bra £38, Adele Briefs £18, Bravissimo

Graceland Tan Fur Lined Boot Deichmann, £24.99

The Wreath Box Hotel Chocolat, £45


Love Christmas | Gifts for Him


FOR HIM Struggling to chose what to get the special man in your life? Here are a few ideas:

Watches Gant, prices vary

Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree Menkind, £13

Ooni Volt 12 Indoor Outdoor Pizza Oven John Lewis & Partners, £799

Scarf Hat and Gloves Accessorize, £30

Spruce Up Your Life Gift Box Lush, £38 Rustic Nutcraker TK Maxx, £7.99 Loafer H&M, £42.99


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Love Christmas | Gifts for Him Ice Ball Maker Primark, £2.50

Collection Apothecary Men’s Grooming Collection M&S, £20

Re-Charge Black Pepper Eau du Parfum Molton Brown, £120

Decanter & Glass Set Primark, £14

Paralta Puffer Jacket The North Face, £270

Autograph Adjustable Belt M&S, £40 Fragrance Collection Penhaligon’s, £40

Body Wash Gift Set Fatface, £10

Wool & Cotton Socks Joseph Cheaney & Sons, £25 Mens Cap H&M, £11.99

Fenella Smith Weekend Bag John Lewis & Partners, £75

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Love Christmas | Indie Gifts

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Cambridge is bursting with independent boutiques and gift shops, why not treat your loved ones to something

beautiful & unique.


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1. 9CT Gold & Sapphire Necklace, Harriet Kelsall, £1295 | 2. Nordic Cedar Jar Candle by Aery Living, Iris & Violet, £15 | 3. Raksassa Mask, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, £20 | 4. Travel Shoe Care Kits, Joseph Cheaney & Sons, £65 | 5. Reusable Shopper, Iris & Violet, £14 | 6. Christmas Day Hamper, Fitzbillies, £110

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Love Christmas | Gifts for Kids Friend Sleep Gift Set Card Factory, £8.99


Dreamland Gift Set LUSH, £56

PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller John Lewis & Partners, £64.99

Collection Sequin Bomber Jacket M&S, £34

Crocs Smiley Jibbitz John Lewis & Partners, £16.99

Funky Street Hightops Skechers

Nails Inc Percy Pig Scented Nail Polish Duo M&S, £15

Glitter Santa Earrings Accessorize, £6

Gonk Hottie Next, £16

Grinch Slippers Primark, £11

Gingerbread House Pyjamas Polarn O. Pyret, from £28 Kitchencore Toy Mixer Set TK Maxx, £12.99


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Love Christmas | Gifts for Kids


FOR KIDS A wonderful selection of gifts for the children to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Kids Christmas Eve Treats Fitzbillies, £12.95

Mirrored Party Dog TK Maxx, £32.99

Harry Potter Cocoa Train Card Factory, £7.99

Santa Mug Flying Tiger, £6

Portly Penguins Hotel Chocolat, £8.95

LEGO Speed Champions John Lewis & Partners, £19.99



Gold Glitter Merry Christmas Headband New Look, £4.99


Vans Kids Asher Slip-On Trainers John Lewis & Partners, £33


Love Christmas | Cambridge Markets


Markets Cambridge is very lucky to have an all-year-round 7 days a week market offering a range of products to suit all tastes. Located in the centre of the city, in front of The Guildhall, Cambridge Market really is a shopping destination it its own right. You can find all sorts of wonderful, quirky Christmas gifts. Dreamy Fluffy Cloud Press on Nails Nail The Land, £19


General Market Market Traders have been trading in the City Centre since the middle ages, on Market Hill at the rear of Great St Mary’s Church and a stone’s throw from Kings Parade and the colleges as well as the Grand Arcade; the Market and its 99 pitches is open 7 days a week from 10am - 4pm. Monday - Saturday, you can find everything from the traditional butchers, bakers, florists, cheesemongers, greengrocers, sweet stalls and fishmongers to vinyl, vintage clothes, fresh ground and freshly made coffee and tea, as well as a selection of souvenirs, gifts and flowers, jewellery, books, recycled goods and an array of food including street food from many different cultures, not to mention two bike stalls to service and repair your cycles while you shop!

Vanadinite from Morocco The Science of Magic, £230


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Love Christmas | Cambridge Markets

Please check the social channels each day to see who is trading

Christmas Soap, The Essential Soaps All Saint’s Market, £6.90

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Mug, Sugarmark, £25

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Il Molino, £15-£20

All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market on Saturdays Just a short walk from the Market through Rose Crescent and up along Trinity Street; The All Saints Garden, Art & Craft Market is held every Saturday and some week days in peak season including the week leading up to Christmas. The perfect opportunity to “meet the maker” and have that special gift commissioned for your loved ones. Situated in a beautiful outdoor setting opposite Trinity College, with a unique and ever-changing range of bespoke products from the finest of craftspeople in woodwork, original art from painting to drawing and everything in between; ceramics and hand-blown glasswork to jewellery, hand-turned one-of-a kind pens and specially printed notebooks, zero-waste cosmetics, toiletries and candles and much much more.

Tote Bag, Pocket of Art, £10

Sundays at the Market have a more local feel If Saturday’s trip to All Saints was not enough, on Sundays, the Market Square takes on a different feel, with a focus on Arts, Craft and Local Produce. Between 10am - 4pm every Sunday, the market offers an even wider selection of unique items than any other day of the week including locally grown produce, locally reared meats and fresh fish, baked goods and local crafts people selling a further range of unique products, with many of the daily traders still present, it is a great day to visit. 25

Love Christmas | Festive Feast

Pint Shops Curried Brussel Sprouts Nobody wants boring, soggy sprouts with their Christmas feast, so we asked the team at the Pint Shop on how we can prepare and cook sprouts fit for a king. These have been a staple on the Pint Shop Christmas menus for the last few years and these little balls of joy turn up the volume on your traditional Christmas Dinner.

Ingredients Ingredients for 4 diners and tomorrow! 1kg brussel sprouts 30ml rapeseed oil Banana shallots, cut into half moon slices 1tsp Maldon salt 25g salted butter 1inch root ginger, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1tbsp curry powder, mild or hot, your choice

Method 1. Take a few bruised leaves off and trim the stalk on the sprouts 2. Heat up the oven to 180°C fan and heat a heavy based pan to a medium heat 3. Add the rapeseed oil to the pan with the shallots and Maldon salt, cook slowly for 10 - 15 mins until they take on a golden brown, sticky and slightly crispy quality 4. Add the butter, then when it’s melted add the garlic and ginger and cook out for 5 mins 5. Now pop in the curry powder and stir until the aromas get up your nose 6. Cook out the tomato purée for a further 5 mins 7. Tip in the sprouts and coat. Now spread onto a baking tray in a single layer and pop in the oven for 20 mins (turning halfway) 8. Remove and drizzle the lime juice over and stir – serve hot or room temp with your Christmas dinner or a slice of ham on boxing day

1tbsp tomato purée 1tsp jaggery or demerara sugar 1lime, juiced


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‘This is a book of clarity and love which shadows the mind in time of Shakespeare the poet and in so doing brings us closer than ever before to his own awareness of the reach of his genius.’

ABSTRAC TION CAROL ANN DUFFY, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, 2009-2019

‘Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells’ edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets is daring, controversial, and richly illuminating. To make these deeply familiar poems seem unexpected and new is a significant achievement.’ STEPHEN GREENBLATT, author of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics and The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

‘A marvellously refreshing new look at Shakespeare’s devotion to the sonnet form, expanding our understanding of the published sonnets by adding those he included in the plays.’

An Exploration of Math, Category Theory, and Life GREGORY DORAN, Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company

Cover design and illustration by Zoe Naylor.


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Lovers of mathematics, young and old, professional and amateur, will enjoy this book. It is mathematics with fun: a collection of attractive problems that How can we look afresh at Shakespeare as a will delight and test readers. Many of the problems are drawn from the large writer of sonnets? What new light might they number that have entertained and challenged students, guests and colleagues shed on his career, personality, and sexuality? over the years during afternoon tea. The problems have their roots in many Shakespeare wrote sonnets for at least thirty

to an important topic. of their poetic texture. This ground-breaking To enjoy andShakespeare’s appreciate the problems, readers should browse the book, book assembles all of sonnets in their probable order composition. Anenticing, and think about it on and off for a choose one thatoflooks particularly inspiringwhile introduction debunkstolong-established before resorting the hint or the solution. biographical myths aboutfor Shakespeare’s Follow threads an enjoyable and enriching journey through mathematics. sonnets and proposes new insights about how and why he wrote them. Explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases of every poem Béla Bollobás has been a Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, for over fifty and dramatic extract illuminate the meaning of


years, for decades as a Director of Studies in Mathematics, teaching the very these sometimes challenging but always deeply best undergraduates in England, and is the Chair of Excellence in Combirewarding witnesses to Shakespeare’s inner life

natorics at the University of Memphis. and professional expertise. Beautifully printedHe has had over seventy Ph.D. students. He is apresented, Fellow of the Society and elegantly thisRoyal volume will and be a Member of the Academia Europaea, Foreign Member theevery Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of the Polish treasuredand by astudents, scholars,ofand Academy of Sciences. Among the awards he has received are a Senior Shakespeare ‘Ienthusiast. must warn that this marvelous collection of both well-known and Whitehead Prize (2007), a Bocskai Prize (2016), a Széchenyi Prize (2017) and

neglected poems is liable to make the reader fall in love with poetry.’

an Honorary Doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna. This is his CHARLES SIMIC thirteenth book.

Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States

Cover illustration by Gabriella Bollobás

Cover design: Sue Watson


Mathematician and popular science Ferber’s elegant thought-provoking anthology of authorMichael Eugenia Cheng is onand a mission 100you “Romantic” poems stretches to show that mathematics can from Charlotte Smith (b.1749) to W.B.creative, Yeats (b.1865), with poems be flexible, and visual. This from fifty-five poets, a of whom wrote languages joyful third journey through theinworld of other than English (French, abstract mathematics into category German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish) . The anthology is a theorywork will of demystify mathematical great learning casually worn. What “Romanticism” might thought processes and help youin a brief introduction, while the mean is adroitly anatomised develop yourthat ownfollow, thinking, no poems some with well-known, some not, some expected, formalsome mathematical background not, pleasurably complicate answers, for specialists and needed. The book brings abstract general readers alike. mathematical ideas down to earth using ZACHARY examples LEADER of socialEmeritus justice,Professor of English Literature, University Roehampton current events, ofand everyday life— from privilege to COVID-19 to driving routes. The journey begins with the ideas and workings abstractProfessor of English and MICHAEL FERBER isofEmeritus mathematics, after which you will Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. He is the gentlyauthor climb technical Edited ortoward editor more ofby seven books about English and Continentaland material, learning everything needed Romanticism, including two about William Blake, as well as A to understand category theory, and Dictionary of Literary Symbolism (third edition 2017) and Poetry then key concepts in category theory and Language: The Linguistics of Verse (2019), both published by like natural transformations, duality, Cambridge University Press. Earning a BA in Greek Literature and even a glimpse of‘What ongoing a fresh and lovely idea! I’ve been from Swarthmore College in 1966 and for a PhD research in higher-dimensional speaking the sonnets mostinofEnglish my life. Literature Harvard University he taught English training for an actor, category theory.from ForThey fansare ofsuch Howwonderful to in 1975, andUniversity, the and book areand Literature at Yale and paraphrases then workedinasthis a lobbyist Bake Pi, this will help younotes dig deeper just what weand all need to Washington guide us through writer about nuclear disarmament in DC. them.’ into mathematical concepts build your mathematical background. JUDI DENCH


The Art of Mathematics – Take Two

Intended for all readers of Shakespeare, this beautiful and ground-breaking book arranges Shakespeare’s sonnets printed in 1609 in chronological order and intersperses the sonnets from the plays among them. A lively introduction provides essential background, while explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases illuminate the sonnets’ meanings.

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“I really enjoyed how the poems are laid out in a timeline PhD, is Associate fashion and, as a result, experiencing how a variety of poets Professor of Psychiatry have approached different space themes across time. This is a thehumanity Icahn School of wonderful way to experience the lure of the cosmosatfor Medicine at Mount Sinai, and our love of space.”


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‘Romanticism’, though a debated term, is broadly understood as a cultural movement which gripped the European imagination in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Embodying a poetics of feeling intersecting with nature and the notion of the sublime, its experiential aesthetics were furthermore bound up with ideas of personal and political rebellion. Michael Ferber’s lively anthology includes lesser-known verse from the bestknown poets, as well as a few fine poems by little-known poets. Perfect for readers who would like to enjoy the many riches of arguably poetry’s greatest era, or for those already familiar with the poets but who would welcome some happy surprises, this varied international selection includes verse translated from six languages, with several poems appearing in the original language alongside its translation. This engaging selection features concise, informative headnotes and a helpful introduction that charts a course to understanding the Romantic movement as a whole.

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System. Dr. Charney is a world expert in the ROBERT CRAWFORD, Emeritus Professor of Modern Scottish Literature neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders. and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews; Editor of Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science (2006) Jonathan M. DePierro,

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“Ideal for dipping into, and as easy to enjoy as a glimpse of the Sinai and President for stars at night, this anthology is filled with those tiny doors into Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health the infinite that poetry is so good at throwing open.”

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Warren Distinguished differentiates usAs is how we respond. you read, you are very likely to exclaim, as I did, Research Professor Catholic Theology at “Why book, the hellthree didn’t my English teacher talk likeofthis?” Actors, experts ‘Naming God offers a powerful critical perspective on some of the most <JACKET BACK FLAP>In this important directors, producers, teachers, students who include Duke Divinity School.and Herallbooks comets, the moon, and space travel are in trauma and resilience answerlecturers, basic historical and theoretical assumptions in modern philosophy of want to know and understand more including, will hug this toTo them.’ Midge Goldberg has written and published poetry collections, inbook 2021, Be(1984), Opened after My Death. 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He edited on the Hubble telescope, and Charles ‘Janet Soskice brings together a professional philosopher’s analytical survived some the most traumatic this of detective work. In his tenth Wellsmanuscript has lost none of Newdecade, Testament discoveries of ‘ Truly ‘Brilliant!’ his curiosity or his the eagerness to share his intimate knowledge.’ skills with those of an intellectual historian: both strictly in theexcellent’ service Simic, whose poem accompanied aShakespeare NASA Survey for almost twenty events imaginable, including the nineteenth century. years, and is co-editor of The Cambridge of a core theological preoccupation with how, and on what conditions, a COVID‑19 pandemic, this book Harriet Walter Kenneth mission. Astronomers Tycho Brahe and Claire Companion to Shakespeare on Stage (with theologian may name God. This is an essential book – wonderfully rich Branagh provides a practical resource that Edmund Halley accompany modern Tomalin Sarah Stanton, 2002), The New Cambridge ‘A truly excellent book – I enjoyed every page. I am sure it will and challenging – and the author herself is one of the major philosophical can be usedbetime again. by all who care for Shakespeare, or scientists including Rebecca Elson,Companion Alice readand withtime appreciation to Shakespeare (with Margreta figures of our time.’ The experts describe key resilience areten curious about the inner turmoil of his life.’ de Grazia, 2010), The Shakespeare Circle: Gorman on the first woman in space, Denys Turner, Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor Emeritus of Historical factors, including facing fear, Claire Tomalin An Alternative Biography (with Paul and Yun Wang’s space journal on travel Theology, Yale University Edmondson, 2015) and All the Sonnets of optimism, and relying on role models, to Andromeda. 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Steven M. Southwick, MD Poets and astronomers often ask the same questions. did we comeMD and DennisWhere S. Charney, from? Why are we here? Where are Jonathan M. DePierro, PhD we going? Throughout human history, poetry has provided stories about what people observe in the sky. Stars, planets,

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“Like a ride in a spaceship, this wonderful collection of poems S. Charney, MD, takes you on a unique journey. Through a myriad ofDennis perspectives, is Anneour and you’ll fly in space, visit the stars and planets, and explore Joel Ehrenkranz Dean place in the universe.”

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“… reveals our unchanging response to a starry night,

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“We haven't yet sent poets into space, but this collection is the and Medical Director Emeritus of the Clinical next best thing. Around the world and throughout history, the Division of the National Center mystery and romance of space haveNeuroscience inspired reflections on the for PTSD of theinUS Department universe and ourselves. The poets represented this book areof Veterans Southwick was one of the world’s stimulating guides on a memorable Affairs. journeyDr.through the cosmos.”


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“An eclectic collection of poetry from BCE to the present, which was Glenn H. Greenberg reveals our unchanging response to a starry night, along with our Professor Emeritus changing understanding of the science.”


Sir Stanley Wells is one of the world’s greatest authorities on William Shakespeare. Here he brings a lifetime of learning and reflection to bear on some of the most tantalising questions about the poet and dramatist that there are. How did he think, feel, and work? What were his relationships like? What did he believe about death? What made him laugh? This freshly thought and immensely engaging study wrestles with fundamental debates concerning Shakespeare’s personality and life. The mysteries of how Shakespeare lived, whom and how he loved, how he worked, how he produced some of the greatest and most abidingly popular works in the history of world literature and drama, have fascinated readers for centuries. This concise, crystalline book conjures illuminating insights to reveal Shakespeare as he was. Wells brings the writer and dramatist alive, in all his fascinating humanity, for readers of today.


GOD Addressing the Divine in Philosophy, Theology and Scripture

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Generations of Christians, Janet Soskice demonstrates, once knew God and Christ by hundreds of remarkable names. These included the appellations ‘Messiah’, ‘Emmanuel’, ‘Alpha’, ‘Omega’, ‘Eternal’, ‘All-Powerful’, ‘Lamb’, ‘Lion’, ‘Goat’, ‘One’, ‘Word’, ‘Serpent’ and ‘Bridegroom’. In her much anticipated new book, Soskice argues that contemporary understandings of divinity could be transformed by a return to a venerable analogical tradition of divine naming. These ancient titles – drawn from scripture – were chanted and sung, crafted and invoked (in polyphony and plainsong), as they were woven into the worship of the faithful. However, during the sixteenth century, Descartes moved from ‘naming’ to ‘defining’ God via a series of metaphysical attributes. This made God a thing among things: a being amongst beings. For the author, reclaiming divine naming is not only overdue. It can also re-energise the relationship between philosophy and religious tradition. This path-breaking book shows just how rich and revolutionary such reclamation might be.

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Hotels aren’t just for sleeping... Cambridge is lucky to have several fabulous hotels which of course provide a wonderful place to stay, but have you considered visiting a hotel to sample their food offering? Here is just a snippet of what is on offer.

Gonville Hotel A Christmas experience you will never forget. Whether you’re looking for a flavourful Christmas lunch, celebrate in style with colleagues or a charming staycation with loved ones, The Gonville has it all! Relax, unwind and soak up the festive spirit in magical surroundings, while the experienced team look after every detail. So come and experience a Christmas like no other.


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Hilton City Centre Cambridge Get into the Christmas spirit with Festive Afternoon Tea at Hilton Cambridge City Centre. Whether it’s just a great excuse to meet up with friends or a well-deserved break from a day of shopping and wrapping presents, why not pop in and indulge in the delectable seasonal treats on offer. Available throughout December for £26 per person, minimum of two people. And if you’re looking for a fantastic party to send 2023 off in style, don’t miss the New Year’s Eve Gala where you can dance the night away! Dress your best for this black-tie event and feast on a lavish six-course meal followed by a bubbly toast at midnight, all for £115 per person.

The Graduate Hotel Book your party this Christmas at Graduate Cambridge, an idyllic retreat inspired by centuries of rich traditions, storied histories and academic life. Available from November 1 2023 to January 31 2024, indulge in a three-course festive menu for parties of 10 guests or more. Available to host as a joiner party or a private party with disco. From £59.50 per person.

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Guests at the University Arms Hotel can also enjoy a 25% discount on their festive afternoon tea in Parker’s Tavern.

University Arms Hotel Beginner’s Christmas Brush Lettering Calligraphy Workshop Saturday 25 November | 1pm - 2.30pm | £60pp Do you want to learn the craft of Calligraphy to add sparkle to your Christmas cards and gift tags this year? Then join the University Arms Hotel for their Beginner’s Calligraphy by Kiki. In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn all the necessary, foundational skills to be able to create your very own unique lettering to add your personal touch to loved ones’ gifts this year, with the guidance of Kiki throughout. Every attendee will receive a brush calligraphy pen to take home, calligraphy paper and gift tags to continue practicing your skills at home after the workshop. This is a beginner-level workshop, suitable for people who’ve never tried calligraphy before but want to try a new, creative hobby.




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for some Japanese-inspired festive cheer!

If you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate this Christmas, but aren’t looking for that usual turkey affair, then it’s time to discover the festive Japanese feast at new KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar. KIBOU opened on Jesus Lane in the centre of Cambridge at the beginning of August, and has since wowed guests with its beautifully presented sushi and sashimi, range of Japanese hot dishes and sharers, and stunning décor. This Christmas, alongside their regular menu, they’ll be running a range of indulgent specials, plus a festive sharing menu that’s perfect for groups of 6 or more. Dive into platters of freshly made sushi and sashimi, alongside dishes such as tempura king prawns in a miso sweet chilli sauce, crispy cauliflower florets 30

marinated in sake and shichimi togarashi, and a selection of deliciously filled pillowy bao buns. Then finish it off with one of their delicious Japanese-inspired desserts, or a sharing flight of Japanese whiskies. There are three different sharing menus on offer, including their Classic,Vegetarian and Special Festive menu. To view the menus, and to book your table, visit

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Love Christmas | Travelling to Cambridge

Travelling to Cambridge Getting into and around Cambridge is much easier than you might think.

Why not travel... By Voi Scooter

There are a number of pick up and drop off points for the electric Voi Scooters. A great way to get around the city quickly. Please read the T&C’s on the Voi Website and always use responsibly.

On Park & Ride Park in one of the 5 car parks spread across the main radial routes into Cambridge and catch the bus into the city centre. The Park & Ride return ticket is £3.50 and with this ticket up to three children travel for free. Please be sure to check the bus and Park & Ride timetables online for any seasonal variations.

By Bus Getting into the heart of the

city centre by bus is easy – many of the routes within the city centre operate on a 10 min frequency and to those places a bit further afield 20 or 30 min frequencies are common place. The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway provides reliable, fast and frequent connections between Cambridge, St Ives, Huntingdon and beyond. More information

By Train Cambridge Railway Station is

about a 15 min walk or a 5 min cycle ride from the City Centre. In addition, there are numerous local buses and taxis available to provide convenient links between the railway station and the city centre. LoveCambs


By Car Cambridge has four centrally located multi-storey car parks and three surface car parks that provide parking. The car parks are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operate on a pay on foot basis. More information please visit By Bike If you fancy taking to two wheels you certainly won’t be alone in Cambridge. Details of cycle park locations and the best routes around the city are available at: cycling-and-walking



Love Christmas | Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Christmas is the time to treat yourself and indulge in some of the fantastic food offerings Cambridge has to offer. Whether you wish to stroll around the city sampling tasty bites or sit in a cosy restaurant and enjoy a 3-course meal, there is something for

Restaurants For a more intimate evening, Cambridge offers a plethora of restaurants serving food from around the globe. Mercado Central on Green Street transports your tastebuds to Spain with exquisite Galician seafood, Iberico pork, authentic tapas and perfectly prepared paella.



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The Garden House located within The Graduate Hotel has some of the best views of the river whilst Parker’s Tavern in the University Arms offers a fantastic lunch and dinner menu alongside their Afternoons Tea options. Market House located in the heart of the city is not to be missed, with ever changing menus, an extensive wine list and a busy events schedule, there’s something for everyone. Some great independent restaurants throughout the city; The Orator, Trinity, The Oak Bistro, The Olive Grove, Tawa and Stem & Glory are worth a visit. Or head to De Luca Cucina who are offering Christmas classics with an Italian twist, including stuffed turkey breast, hazelnut-crusted salmon fillet, and orange and cinnamon cheesecake.

High Street Heroes If you want something that is familiar but tasty, Cambridge has you covered.You can expect to find most high street restaurants in the city including Pizza Express, Las Iguanas, Zizzi, Honest Burgers, Wagamama, Yo Sushi and many more.

Street Food The street food phenomenon does not seem to be disappearing, and Cambridge is happy to join the trend. There is so much choice from this fun, affordable food option. There are tacos, falafel, burgers, hotdogs, crepes, ice cream, traditional Indian food and much more on offer. The hardest part is deciding which to choose.

Pub Grub If you’re looking for a cosy pub to enjoy a pint and a meal, then there are a variety to choose from. The Pint Shop on Pea’s Hill have an everchanging board of beers and gins, enough choice to keep you going the whole festive period. And the food menu is not to be ignored. Bene’t Street offers a choice of pubs including The Bath and The Eagle, both serving up delicious meals to enjoy sat by the fire with a drink in hand.

Pizza If it’s pizza you are after, then you are spoilt for choice. Franca Manca, Pizza Pilgrims and Three Joes are just a few pizza places to hit the high street over the last few years.


Love Christmas | Purple Flag

Flying the Purple Flag this Winter Festive Fun It wouldn’t be Christmas without the local Panto and this year Cambridge Arts Theatre plays host to Mother Goose. The Corn Exchange has a fantastic Christmas schedule this year, be sure to check them out. If you prefer to be in the driving seat for all the action, head to LockHouse Escape Games for brain-teasing puzzles and a mild sense of peril.

We all know Cambridge is beautiful city to visit during the day, but did you know it has a vibrant early evening and night-time scene too? From tapas to cocktails, there is lots of fun to be had this festive season. Cambridge is a Purple Flag City, which is an award that recognises locations that put measures in place to support the safe management after dark (5pm – 5am).

Dance the Night Away Cambridge has a lot of bars that stay open late including Novi, Bar -OH, The Castle, Town & Gown, Ta Bouche and many. There are a few clubs to choose from, should you wish to extend your evening and make some moves on the dance floor. Revolution - This year Revolution are stepping the magical world of Revolution in Wonderland and will be bringing you an extraordinary festive season.

Punting We might be heading towards winter, but you can still enjoy a punt along the River Cam – opt for Private Hire shared tours. An evening punt along Cambridge’s iconic Backs on a crisp winter evening is not to be missed and a firm family favourite.

Vinyl - have you missed going out dancing? Relive the 80s, 90s and 00s on the light-up disco dancefloor, on Friday and Saturday nights.

On Friday and Saturday nights 10pm – 4am, the dedicated Street Pastors keep an eye out for anyone in need. They offer directions, food and drink, and other practical support. And on each payday weekend and every weekend in December the Taxi Marshals at the St Andrews Street Taxi Rank help everyone get home safely.

MASH is the only independent club and live music venue in the city, with regular nights Tuesday - Saturday. Woo Wednesdays serve up mouth-watering free pizza and donuts every single week.

Lola Lo - Hosting the Noel Nostalgic 90’s Christmas party throughout December, head to Lola Lo to dance the night away.

Cambridge Purple Flag is a partnership, and our vision for the year ahead is to provide training and support to venues as they exit a difficult period, keeping customers safe and allowing them to focus on enjoying a great night out.


Cambridge BID and CAMBAC (project co-leaders) Supported by: Addenbrookes, Cambridge City and County Councils, Cambridgeshire Police and Fire services, CCTV, Hyline Security, La Raza, The Regal, Street Pastors, Ta Bouche, Trinity Hall College. Cambridge University Students’ Union and MASH.


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