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Third Millennium in Cambridge Third Millennium was established as a fine art publishing house in 1999 by Julian Platt, a Cambridge graduate. A proposal in 2001 to develop a book with and for the alumni of his own college, in support of its development, was to become the foundation of a close relationship with the University as a whole. The Clare Development Office said that the project was the best they had ever undertaken in terms of involving the whole membership of the College, thus endorsing a publishing model that has become the core of an international business. Today, TMI is the leading publisher in the UK of high-quality illustrated histories and portraits of great institutions, notably within the education sector. Over the past decade TMI has published extensively with the UK’s top schools, universities, military regiments, cathedrals and corporations, and the company is currently expanding into the US, with books for UCLA and Pepperdine University. Throughout this period, the connection with Cambridge has remained strong. Following a series of books for the University’s colleges, 2008 saw the publication of the highly acclaimed The University of Cambridge: an 800th Anniversary Portrait – the fl agship event in Cambridge’s prestigious year of celebrations. This catalogue showcases a selection of titles from TMI’s continuing work in Cambridge, as well as our full range of Cambridge-based publications. If you have any queries about any of these titles, please contact us using the information at the bottom of each page. For enquiries regarding the process of producing a book with TMI, please contact our Managing Director, Dr Joel Burden, on +44 (0)20 7336 0144, or by email to

Commenting in November 2011 in the Financial Times article below, Peter Agar, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Cambridge said: ‘It’s not just the thermometer outside the church [showing the total raised but] … a campaign of raising participation. ‘During the course of the drive to mark the 800th anniversary, almost one in three of the 200,000 contactable Cambridge alumni made a donation.’ Third Millennium believes that its Cambridge publications may be playing a useful supporting role.

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The Library Treasures of St John’s College, Cambridge Edited by Mark Nicholls and Kathryn MacKee 2013

Challenging Crime: A Portrait of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology Advisory editor Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms Clare College: A Visitor’s Guide Edited by Val Horsler 2008

Fitzwilliam College: The First 150 Years Edited by John Cleaver and Catharine Walston Cambridge Computing: The First 75 Years Professor Haroon Ahmed Darwin College: A 50th Anniversary Portrait Edited by Elisabeth Leadham-Green and Catharine Walston

A Portrait of Gonville & Caius College Edited by Wei-Yao Liang and Christopher Brooke Principal photography by Dan White The University of Cambridge: an 800th Anniversary Portrait Edited by Peter Pagnamenta 2007

2012 The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Expertise Edited by Kate Kirk With a foreword by Bill Gates KBE 2011 Trinity: A Portrait Edited by Edward Stourton

Pembroke In Our Time: A Portrait of Pembroke College Edited by Colin Gilbraith and Catharine Walston St John’s College, Cambridge: Excellence and Diversity Edited by David Morphet 2005

The Newnham Year: An Inside Perspective Principal photography by Alan Davidson

Girton: Thirty years in the life of a Cambridge College Edited by Val Horsler 2004 The Hidden Hall: Portrait of a Cambridge College Edited by Peter Pagnamenta

Hughes Hall, Cambridge Ged Martin 2010 A Book of King’s Edited by Karl Sabbagh Principal photography by Martin Parr

What it takes to earn your place: Celebrating rowing through the 150th Boat Race Julian Andrews With a foreword by Sir Steven Redgrave 2003

Corpus Christi College: A Visitor’s Guide Edited by Val Horsler 2009 Madingley Rise and Early Geophysics at Cambridge C. A. Williams

Corpus Within Living Memory: Life in a Cambridge College Edited by Betty Bury and Liz Winter 2001 Clare through the Twentieth Century: Portrait of a Cambridge College Edited by Lindsey Shaw-Miller With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough

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Fitzwilliam College: The First 150 Years

Darwin College: A 50th Anniversary Portrait



Fitzwilliam is one of the more modern colleges within the University of Cambridge. Fitzwilliam’s beautiful gardens, enclosed by student accommodation, are one of Cambridge’s best-kept secrets. This richly illustrated portrait presents a lively overview of the College’s histories and activities, counterpointed with the vivid personal experiences of the alumni themselves, in order to create a composite portrait of an evolving community of scholars at Cambridge over the past 150 years. ISBN: 978 1 906507 78 7; LIST PRICE: £40 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm, hardcover, 192 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Up to 250 illustrations; TEXT: 65,000 words


Darwin College was founded in 1964 as the fi rst college in Cambridge exclusively for graduate students, taking its name from the family of Charles Darwin, the famous biologist. Two small and picturesque islands, which belong to the College, give it a uniquely charming atmosphere. The book will include anecdotes, memoirs and memorabilia drawn from past accounts of graduate life or specially contributed for the volume by alumni and staff. It will be highly illustrated throughout with special new photography by Sir Cam. ISBN: 978 1 906507 93 0; LIST PRICE: £40 SPECIFICATIONS: 250 x 190 mm, hardcover, 144 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 150 illustrations; TEXT: 50,000 words


Cambridge Computing: The First 75 Years PROFESSOR HAROON AHMED

Celebrating 75 years of the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, this extensively illustrated, readable and informative account covers the history of computing in Cambridge as well as its place in the wider context of developments in computing from Babbage to the present day. It will appeal to a wide readership, well beyond Cambridge and academia, among all those interested in computers in today’s globalised world. ISBN: 978 1 906507 83 1; LIST PRICE: £40 SPECIFICATIONS: 270 x 230 mm hardcover, 144 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: over 200 illustrations; TEXT: 50,000 words

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Recognised as a ‘phenomenon of considerable significance to British Industry’ by the Financial Times back in 1980, Cambridge is home to an experienced, resourceful and successful community of entrepreneurs and known around the world for its innovative companies. The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Expertise covers the remarkable history of this community. Richly illustrated with photographs, cameos and anecdotes, this fi ne hardcover book tells the inside story of the companies and the people behind them. Many members of the Cambridge business community took the opportunity to get behind the project as supporters, patrons and sponsors by ordering copies in advance, having their logos printed in the book and receiving fully customised dust jackets. ‘It’s an honour to be invited to participate in this book celebrating the remarkable history of innovation and enterprise around Cambridge.’ Bill Gates KBE

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his training at ICI and a A school leaver who started of among the founding fathers graduate from Imperial are and around Cambridge. Today, the bioscience industry in research parks dedicated to there are several science and the Babraham Research biotech in the region – including a £44 million grant Campus, which recently announced innovation – bioscience support to from the government the Imperial graduate, but when Sir Christopher Evans, Enzymatix in 1987, things were launched his first company,


“one of the most successful

spin-offs in the history of European technology-based industry.

very different. investment from British Enzymatix had a £1.3 million first home was an old sheep Sugar, but despite this, its out selling batches of shed without any sinks. Starting the pharmaceutical companies, enzymes for £750 a box to

Garnsey, E, Lorenzoni, G, and Ferriani, S. 2008. Speciation through entrepreneurial spin-off: The Acorn-ARM story. Research Policy 37 (2008) 210–224.

ARM-based chips lie at the heart of many of the devices we use or rely on every day. The original SWOT analysis for the company, dated 18th December 1990, lists the strengths of the underlying technology as low power, low cost, simple Research Council in 1947, of biotech. Set up by the Medical and small. It is these qualities that have led to ARM’s focused which Celsis, – conveniently near the gone on to found new companies. LMB started out in the Cavendish ubiquity, with their ARM designs being found in everything from to detect microbial announce technology would Crick enzyme and on developing Eagle Pub where Watson smartphones to household appliances, and from computers eventually moved from 1993 to 1999, when it contamination, was listed the structure of DNA – and to cars. By the end of 2010, over 20 billion chips based of discovery J O Hambro Capital on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital was acquired by Chicago company into purpose-built premises In 2012, LMB 1962. in Management Group. site on the outskirts of Cambridge go on, separately and on the same site, costing buildings Goodman and Evans would new into move will co-found and fund numerous by royalties from antibody sometimes together, to found, £200 million and partly funded Peptide Therapeutics (later other companies, including research at the lab. in 2008 for £276 million), 9 Nobel prizes Acambis, sold to Sanofi-Aventis With 13 LMB scientists sharing CeNes, Oxford Sanger who won twice), Enviros, Cerebrus, Merlin Ventures, between them (including Fred Avlar BioVentures. Evans biotech companies have Biomedica, Amura, Salix and it’s not surprising that several which Toad, company, Among them are non-biotech research. even launched a been founded based on LMB BioGen and Cambridge Antibody developed car security systems. Ribotargets, Domantis, of Molecular Biology now known as MedImmune. Cambridge University’s Laboratory Technology, CAT, which is role in the development (LMB) has also played a significant


a form of phospholipid company would go on to develop to breathe (which Evans that helped premature babies on themselves), and a natural and his colleagues tested salmon had pink flesh compound that ensured farmed dyes. The latter was sold to without the need for chemical

Left: Alan Goodman, founder and chief executive of Avlar BioVentures Limited, has spearheaded a number of

biotechnology companies including Acambis, Oxford CeNes BioMedica, Intercytex and Pharmaceuticals.

A busy laboratory at MedImmune Cambridge.

Michael Derringer

Abbott for £4 million. Goodman. Goodman had By 1992, Evans had met Alan Trebor, Agricultural come to biotech via ICI, Ciba-Geigy, He founded Advanced Genetics Company and Medeva. in 1992 to invest in and Technology Management (ATM) businesses, and Enzymatix biotech to consultancy provide Goodman’s advice was was one of ATM’s first clients. resulted in the formation of to split the company, which went on to list on Chiroscience and Celsis. Chiroscience of in 1994 with a market cap the London Stock Exchange with Slough company Celltech £102 million, then merged was sold to Belgian in 1999. The combined company UCB in 2004, while several biopharmaceutical company Richards, had already ex-employees, including Andy

Above: Professor in Sir Christopher Evans OBE, Enzymatix in the Daly Research Laboratories at Babraham.

on ARM designs had been manufactured. At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the biggest technology trade fair in the world, CEO Warren East pointed out to a Daily Telegraph journalist that “over 70% of all the stands have a product built on our technology.” Not bad for a company that started with 12 engineers in a barn. ARM grew from a project to design a faster and more efficient microprocessor for Acorn computers in the early 1980s. The project was backed with what Acorn co-founder Hermann Hauser described as “the only two things we had: no money and no people”. By 1985, Acorn’s engineers had designed the world’s first RISC processor. It was 20 times faster than the 6502 chip found in Acorn’s BBC Micro, but by this time the UK home computer market had collapsed and Acorn had to be rescued by Olivetti. By the end of the year, the RISC project was in danger of being closed down. Luckily, Apple was going to need a fast, low-powered chip for its Newton Notepad, and a deal between Apple and Olivetti/Acorn, with support from chip manufacturer VSLI, resulted in a new company, Advanced RISC Machines. The first employees were 12 Acorn engineers, including Tudor Brown (President since 2008), Jamie Urquhart and Mike Muller (now Chief Technology Officer). Robin Saxby (knighted in 2002) joined full-time as CEO in 1991. The team


East – Chief Executive Cambridge UniversityWarren Officer. and the Phenomeno


Above: The chip which powered the very first Apple Newton and is arguably the reason why ARM Ltd was founded in the first place.

moved into a converted barn in Swaffham Bulbeck, saving money by putting in the telephone system themselves— “Andy Smith crawled through some very tiny spaces” according to the Acorn Newsletter that Spring.

Above right: ARM’s first office

A ‘chipless chip company’ Saxby decided that ARM would licence its designs to semiconductor companies. These companies could then develop chips based on the ARM designs for their own customers. ARM would receive a fee for each licence, and then a royalty for every ARM-based chip the licensee company sold. This tied ARM’s success to the success of its semiconductor partners, but avoided the problems associated with manufacturing, or partnering with just one company.

Below right: The 12 founders from Acorn were all engineers. They were joined by Robin Saxby as CEO to add some commercial experience. At the end of 2010, ARM employed nearly 1,900 people; the majority of them are engineers. (ARM Annual Report 2010)


or a time in the 1950s, it looked as though Cambridge might remain a small market town of sizeable companies, Marshall’s with a couple and the Pye Group, and not much else. The University had the 1950 Holford Wright report, endorsed which recommended “a resolute reduce the high growth”, and the town planners rate of concurred. However, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Cavendish and the Engineering PhD students from Department could be found moonlighting for new technology companies such as Metals Research and Cambridge Consultants that were quietly operating out garden sheds. of old bakeries and Attitudes began to change in the 1960s, fostered by the newly elected Labour government’s focus on technology as a way to drive the national economy, and promoted in Cambridge by individuals such as Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics and Nobel Prize winner Sir Nevill Mott. Mott chaired a sub-committee of the Senate set up to explore the relationship between the University and industry. His committee’s report, published in 1969, recommended that the University “strengthen the interaction between teaching and scientific research

on the one hand and its application

in industry, medicine

and agriculture on the other”. A key recommendation was that Cambridge develop a science park, modelled on that established at Stanford in California in the 1950s. The Mott Committee report was pivotal, acknowledging that Cambridge – both the town and the University – needed to engage with industry, and identifying a concrete way to start building that relationship. The County Development Plan was reviewed, and “bona fide sciencebased industry” was, if not exactly welcomed with open


Left: Cambridge from the University Library Tower. Right: Science Park orientation display board.

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Trinity: A Portrait

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Plenty has been written about the genesis of Trinity College, Cambridge, its many distinguished alumni and even its finances. However, in the seven decades since the Second World War, generations of Trinity students have witnessed profound changes at an unprecedented pace. Trinity: A Portrait, then, is not a history so much as a thematic exploration of both the individual’s experience of the College and the College’s development in the university, national and global arenas. Today, Trinity is a vital contributor to the modern, research-based University of Cambridge, at the same time remaining a scholarly community, a family in which the social and academic are indivisible.

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‘Ed Stourton and his colleagues have assembled a wonderful book – a combination of text and pictures guaranteed to inform and amuse anyone with a Trinity connection.’ Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM PRS, Master trinity: a Portrait

hardcover, 272 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: up to 350 illustrations TEXT: 105,000 words

Scenes from College Life (1980s–2000s), tCSu, rag, the Magpie and Stump

M AY B ALLS First and Third Trinity Boat Club May Ball Nicholas Chapman (2007) As is clear from its official name, the First and Third Trinity Boat Club May Ball is traditionally connected with the College boat clubs. Arguably the first recorded prototype for the May Ball occurred in 1838, in the form of an unusually splendid post-race dinner at the Hoop Inn and held in honour of the ‘First Trinity’ team. The club paid for 47 bottles of champagne, 12 of sherry, six of Mosel, two of claret, six quarts of ale and £16 14s of punch; with only 38 Trinitarians present, it seems that the proportional

alcohol intake was not dissimilar to that of today’s May Ball, with its seemingly endless supply of vintage champagne served from ice-filled punts underneath the Wren Library. Officially, the first May Ball was held in 1866 when the First Trinity team was head of the river, with Third Trinity second. The 20th century saw it evolve into the largest and most sought-after event on the student social calendar. It may shock those who matriculated before the 1990s to learn that students in 2010 had to shell out nearly £300 for a double ticket. However, the fact that the ball sells out every year suggests that guests feel they get their money’s worth. Held in sparkling white marquees on the South Paddock, students in their white tie or colourful ball gowns flit from tent to tent, where they hear some of Cambridge’s finest talent performing a range of acts: big bands recapturing the days of Glenn Miller, string quartets playing Mozart and Haydn, the Footlights’ unique brand of surreal wit, and even belly dancers. Great Hall boasts a Venetian masquerade, or a pseudo-Victorian music hall, while the Old Kitchens are turned into the University’s most elegant casino. In all of these venues, a mouth-watering display of food and drink is on offer. Hog roasts, chocolate fountains, oysters, gourmet pizza and ice creams, vintage cheese boards, port, gin, whisky, cocktails and fine wines are all on the menu throughout the evening. Even with all this meticulously planned profligacy, most students rate the ball’s success on two of its most transient events: the ten-minute fireworks and the ‘main (professional) band’. With Trinity’s reputation, the main act is usually the most difficult call of the entire ball. For all the effort that goes into the food, drink, aesthetics, security and logistics, it is the headliner which will cement itself into the minds of the ball-goers and fill the student newspapers the following morning. Thankfully, Trinity usually gets it right.


Scenes from College Life (1930s–1950s)


Trinity Survivors, 2002.

Those guests still standing as rosy-fingered dawn creeps over the Wren at 5am are ushered from their breakfasts towards the bank of the river adjacent to Nevile’s Court in preparation for the traditional Survivors’ photograph, before which they are serenaded by a capella singers drifting by on punts. The perennial popularity of the May Ball is testament to a night when Trinity students show their peers how to party with decorum and style. I was secretary of the May Ball In 1982. runnIng the ball was a fantastic opportunity for a third year student with a budget of £42,000 (a serious amount of money 30 years ago) but also a huge responsibility. It sounds glamorous, which indeed it was, but it certainly had its moments. The double tickets cost £42 and included food and bubbly as well as the chance to enjoy Cos dancing to big name bands such as Bad Manners or Elvis CosTrinity: A Portrait imag tello. Running the May Ball took over my life so you can imagine how I felt when the Thursday before the event a friend, now the Bursar of Trinity, reported that he had heard on the May Week party grapevine that the Bullingdon Club from Oxford had printed 100 (double) forged tickets and were planning on gatecrashing the ball. Gatecrashing balls was part of the game

Music and Chapel

but this was different. We enlisted the help of a big policeman and doubled our security. After about 20 minutes following the gates opening we spotted that the tickets from Oxford were slightly more heavily embossed than the real thing - and the Bullingdon crowd all turned up very early - so we were able to turn them away. The best thing was that their partners clearly didn’t know they were coming on fake tickets so the rows and disappointment were ferocious! Only four couples got in. The rest of the security worked well, with invaders on punts being rebuffed and students chased across the roof. At about three in the morning I came face to face with a friend who I knew had set himself the challenge to crash - he went white and issued an expletive. It had taken him four hours to get in - he’d been seen off by a porter on the bridge, fallen in the river and had to go back to his College to change and had only eventually managed it by taking an obscure route through the kitchens where he had been chased by a mad Italian chef with a meat cleaver! This was definitely part of the game so I took him up to the Committee room and treated him to a glass of proper Champagne. Theodore Hubbard (1979)

Isaac Newton


Over the next two years, he made amazing discoveries in mathematics, mechanics, optics and astronomy. As he said later, ‘All this [work] was in the two plague years of 1665 and 1666, for in those days I was in the prime of my life and minded mathematic ing-Bruce came up for invention, s and philosophy more Hovell-Thurlow-Cumm than at any time hen Francis since.’ By ‘philosophy’ sent was Roualeyn he his identical twin brother meant natural philosophy or what we to Trinity now call science.make we fell easier ‘if things returned to Cambridge in 1667 this would Newton and to Magdalene because was elected to a Fellowship; optimistic; he two years later he succeeded Isaac girl’. The precaution proved in love with the same Barrow in the Lucasian during his three years Professorship of Mathematic a single woman s. cannot remember meeting While at Woolsthorpe Newton laid the foundations te. of as an undergradua differential and integral Marxism calculus,and several years before its the depths of the Depression, Britain was in independent discovery hottest of communists’ became ‘theby Leibniz. He developed this ‘method was fashionable.ofRoualeyn fluxions’ to unify earlier above; year the in Francis to Guy Burgess techniques for solving seemingly and introducedunrelated problems such liked Donald Maclean. Burgess ‘a cold fish’ butas finding tangents, the extrema of Francis thoughtfunctions, the areas his younger brother made curves and the lengths of curves. the Marxist caseunder Unable to counter He presented his findings became a ‘titular in 1671 in De Methodis the vacations, Francis at mealtimes during Fluxionum, but publishedmemory of the moment Serierum et a while’. He has a vivid posthumously only in 1736, in an communist forEnglish translation by John in the Bois a treeHad under Colson. Newton not delayed the creed; he was ‘lying he abandonedpublication, – it his subsequent bittersociologist priority argument with reading a book by a Norwegian Leibniz de Boulogne would have been avoided.I was so relieved I didn’t out of Marxism. knocked the bottom At Woolsthorpe he had started experiments in any more’. Communist optics that have to be a he continued in Cambridge. classics school’, he was when a beam of from Shrewsbury, ‘a good He showed thatto Comingwhite Charles Montagu, 1st Earl light passed through up’ freshened of Halifax, 1661–1715, a glass prism it spread out into by Kneller. Given by Dr needed to ‘keep his classics Bainbrig. After six years a told he simply range, had or spectrum, ofincolours. as a Fellow of Trinity, Montagu Roualeyn One. Part He left in 1689 to pursue did deduced duly a career in politics. In 1694 that white light was a – which he score a firstcombination he steered through Parliament of colours, and with influential dons like legislation creating the Bank of England, an archetypal central bank, which by recombining rst two years making friends proved the pointwere spent his fidifferent the William ‘an was soon helping finance colours to produce whitehis papers III’s Continental wars. In light. Previously, it had 1695–6 Montagu arranged and, according to Francis, been for his Trinity Maynard Keynes, friend Isaac Newton to reissue believed that white light Francis, said because, the coinage, which had been was the pure quantity, and that severely clipped. ’ – but he got a first anyway, colours abomination were additional complicatin class to a twin. a gdifferent effects. award to He realised wrong it that because the dons thought different colours are refractedhe watched A.E. Housman test of time; they apply in all branches of science, Court by different amounts his rooms in Whewells and although in glass, the From sharpness his since on modified smile of an imagetoinhall, a with by Einstein, the modification neither a lens telescope is limited. So he built a ‘trudging off s are negligible and Wittgenstein telescope with a spherical unless the bodies are moving time thinking spent his mirror at Wittgenstein instead speeds that of a lens; today’s large close to the speed of light. heard a rumour lips’. He telescopes Next came the law of universal are all of this type. gravitation. Newton later said this came to him when Newton’s greatest achievemen he saw an apple fall from t in physics was in the field a tree. He of mechanics. Again, this realised that the same force began at Woolsthorpe. that made the apple fall The starting point also caused was what are now called the motions of celestial Newton’s laws of motion. bodies. The conventiona Their central l wisdom was idea is that a body continues that the forces were completely in a straight line at the different. But, crucially, same velocity did the how unless acted on by a force. gravitationa l force between two bodies This was contrary to the vary with their ideas of the ancient Greeks – then still distance? Here Newton proposed the inverse square prevalent – that a moving body needed states that law which a continual force to keep the force varies inversely it moving. Newton’s laws as the square of the distance have stood the – for example, if the distance doubles the force drops by a factor

Statue of Isaac Newton by

Roubiliac in the Ante Chapel.

of four. Using his laws of motion and the inverse square law, he proved that planetary orbits are ellipses, confirming a law Kepler had derived from astronomica l observation. Newton published his discoveries in 1687 in Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , commonly known as the Principia and regarded as the greatest work in scientific literature. It sold for 6/(30p), or 5/- for ready money; a copy costs rather more today. It contained not only Newton’s laws of motion and his calculations of the orbits of the planets and their satellites, but also a discussion of more complicated motions like those of bodies in resisting media and of fluids in creating resistance. The Principia made Newton famous. While he did not write it in the language of calculus, he made extensive use of calculus in its geometrical form, so that the Principia has been called ‘a book dense with the theory and application of the infinitesimal calculus’. As Rouse Ball wrote, in addition to founding calculus, Newton distinctly advanced every branch of mathematic s then studied: in particular, he discovered the generalised binomial theorem and the identities named after him, introduced his method in numerical analysis, proved important formulae bearing his name in the theory of finite differences, used geometry to obtain solutions of Diophantine equations and was the first to make substantial use of power series. Newton’s scientific outlook is contained in one of his most famous sayings, ‘Hypotheses non fingo’ (I frame no hypotheses). By ‘hypothesis’ he meant an axiom unsupported by observation, as in Aristotelian science. Newton’s method was to state a principle or generalisatio n drawn from a series of observations and then compare its predictions with the results of further observations. As he said, his method was to ‘derive two or three general Principles of Motion from Phænomena, and afterwards to tell how the Properties and Actions of all corporeal Things follow from those manifest Principles, though the causes of those Principles are not yet discover’d’. This is the outlook of scientists today. While they cannot tell you the cause of gravity, they can predict with great accuracy the next eclipse of the sun. In 1689 Newton was elected Member of Parliament for the University of Cambridge. He sat for less than a year and is


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This illustrated hardback book is a beautiful record of the Newnham academic year, containing not only pictures of the official face of the College but the story of what happens behind the scenes as the terms progress. Photographer Alan Davidson spent a year at the College capturing the spirit of the institution, and his photographs are linked by memories and captions supplied by alumnae, students, staff and senior members.

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Hughes Hall, Cambridge

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Lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced, this book offers an affectionate and engaging narrative of Hughes Hall’s remarkable story of achievement, tracing the history of the oldest graduate college in Cambridge back to its modest foundation in 1885 as the Cambridge Training College for Women Teachers. Ged Martin’s comprehensive account recreates the chaotic first year, and traces the energetic improvisation that made an impressive reality out of the novel idea that teachers should be trained before entering the classroom. Featuring a compelling blend of new and archival images, the story of Hughes Hall is brought fully up to date, including the College’s election to full membership of the University in 2006, in time to celebrate its 125th anniversary. ISBN: 978 1 906507 77 0 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 192 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: over 200 illustrations TEXT: 85,000 words

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For the thousands of people who pass through the Cambridge colleges in a year, the walls, courts, gates, and buildings are what defines these unique institutions. But what is hidden from view – and yet forms the essence of each college – are the people who have lived behind those walls and who have studied, researched, and taught in the college. ISBN: 978 1 906507 36 7

In this book, the workings of one Cambridge college, King’s, are laid bare through the words and images of forty or so members of the College, ranging from undergraduates to elder statesmen. Anyone who thinks that King’s College, Cambridge, is defi ned only by its world-famous chapel and choir will fi nd in A Book of King’s a richer, deeper world of learning, fellowship, humour and self-awareness. The book is illustrated with photographs by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s leading photographers, along with original artwork by Anna Trench, Jan Pien´kowski and other artists.

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Corpus Christi College: A Visitor’s Guide

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An illustrated colour guide to Corpus Christi College’s history, buildings, The Parker Library, the silver and the Corpus Clock.


ISBN: 978 1 906507 43 5; SPECIFICATIONS: 250 x 180 mm, 40 pages, softback; ILLUSTRATIONS: over 60 illustrations; TEXT: 10,000 words


Madingley Rise and Early Geophysics at Cambridge C.A. WILLIAMS

This fine illustrated hardback volume, written by Dr Carol Williams, traces the fascinating story of Geophysics at Madingley Rise. The brainchild of Professor Frank Newall, astronomer and Fellow of Trinity College, and expanded under the stewardships of Sir Gerald Lenox-Conyngham and Sir Edward Bullard, Madingley Rise was where forceful and brilliant scientists increased our understanding of the Earth, taking geophysics through the ‘revolution in Earth Sciences’ during the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Challenging Crime: A Portrait of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology



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Founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz in 1960, the Institute of Criminology was the first of its kind in the UK and has exerted a strong influence on the development of the discipline. The tradition of competence and leadership continues to the present.

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Commissioned to celebrate its fi ftieth anniversary, Challenging Crime: A Portrait of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology is a lively overview of the Institute’s history and activities: • a richly illustrated hardback volume with archive images and specially commissioned photography • written by expert members of the Institute • includes contributions from alumni and staff of every living generation.


Clare College: A Visitor’s Guide EDITED BY VAL HORSLER

An illustrated colour guide to the history, buildings and gardens of one of the most ancient and venerable Cambridge colleges. ISBN: 978 1 906507 18 3; SPECIFICATIONS: 250 x 180 mm, 40 pages, softback; ILLUSTRATIONS: over 60 illustrations TEXT: 10,000 words

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ISBN: 978 1 903942 90 1 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 208 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 200 illustrations TEXT: 25,000 words


This book celebrates two anniversaries in the long history of this College – 660 years since its College’s first foundation by Edmund Gonville in 1348 and 450 years since the second foundation by Dr John Caius in 1558. Dan White shows us the College through fresh eyes. He delights in contrasting ancient traditions with irrepressible youth. He portrays a vibrant community of students, fellows, staff and benefactors, all contributing in their own way to the multifaceted life of the College. Dan’s unforgettable images are also perfectly complemented by the photographs of College President, Professor Wei-Yao Liang, who captures the subtle beauty of the College through its many moods and seasons.

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The University of Cambridge: an 800th Anniversary Portrait EDITED BY PETER PAGNAMENTA

To celebrate its 800th anniversary year, the University of Cambridge worked with publishers Third Millennium to produce this special commemorative publication. Edited by Peter Pagnamenta, one of Britain’s most distinguished documentary producers, this lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed and produced hardback volume traces the University’s growth and development from its small beginnings to tomorrow’s aspirations. • published as the offi cial volume to accompany the 800th anniversary celebrations in 2009 • features expert, informative and entertaining contributions from leading Cambridge fi gures of every generation • takes in every part of extra-curricular life – from rowing and rugby, political involvement and the Union, to writing, acting and directing • illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photography alongside a rich selection of images from the University archives ‘This compendium of low living and high thinking, of student press and Nobel Prizemen … will enjoy a wide readership.’ The Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 978 1 903942 65 9 LIST PRICE: £50 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 352 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: over 600 illustrations TEXT: 150,000 words

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Pembroke in Our Time: A Portrait of Pembroke College

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Pembroke in Our Time is a social history of the Pembroke experience since the Second World War. It examines how the College has grown – in numbers, in ambition, in international reach – and takes an affectionate but candid look at how it works: from its fi nances and government, to its kitchens, its yearly routines and customs. And at the parts that don’t always work: its failed building plans and occasional rows. Masters, Fellows, Members and staff of the College from all living generations, vividly recall their experiences of college and university life – the highs and lows, work and play, sport, music and drama, college characters and personalities, even glimpses of the famous before they were famous.

ISBN: 978 1 903942 53 6 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 192 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 150 illustrations TEXT: 75,000 words


St John’s College, Cambridge: Excellence and Diversity EDITED BY DAVID MORPHET

With its world-famous choir, and distinguished alumni including a Poet Laureate (William Wordsworth), fi ve prime ministers, no fewer than eight Nobel laureates and at least one wizard (the astrologer John Dee, a favourite of Elizabeth I), St John’s and Johnians can claim a notably eclectic tradition. St John’s College, Cambridge: Excellence and Diversity celebrates that tradition, and conveys the life and spirit of the College in this beautifully illustrated volume. The voices of Johnians from all living generations, vividly recall their experiences of college and university life – the highs, the lows, work and play, college characters and personalities, the politics and the intrigues, the glimpses of the famous before they were famous, even the scandals – forming an unmissable record.

ISBN: 978 1 903942 56 0 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 208 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 150 illustrations TEXT: 75,000 words

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2005 / 04


Girton: Thirty years in the life of a Cambridge College Girton:Thirty years… is a book much bigger than its title. Not only is it an iconic book about the fi rst Oxbridge women’s college to admit men, but a stimulating discussion of the issues facing higher education in the late twentieth and early twenty-fi rst centuries. Through personal histories, this book, which has been published to coincide with the opening of Girton’s new Archive building, with its priceless collection of documents about women in higher education, shows to what extent the outlook of students and Fellows at Girton changed after men were admitted in 1976. Other fascinating accounts throw a bright light on the infl uence of higher education in general and its context in society as a whole.

ISBN: 978 1 903942 34 9 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 246 x 189 mm hardcover, 192 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 100 illustrations TEXT: 75,000 words


The Hidden Hall: Portrait of a Cambridge College EDITED BY PETER PAGNAMENTA

Trinity Hall is one of the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded over 650 years ago. It is also one of the smallest and most beautiful, situated alongside the river Cam. Henry James described its garden as ‘the prettiest corner of the world’. The Hidden Hall, edited by former Panorama editor, Peter Pagnamenta, provides an insight into what makes Trinity Hall such a special and unique community. This richly illustrated coffee-table book reveals the varied and manifold contributions that past and present students and Fellows have made to the wider world and the Hall itself. The book includes intimate pen portraits of controversial Masters, outstanding Fellows, and exceptional, as well as, notorious undergraduates.

ISBN: 978 1 903942 31 4 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 224 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 100 illustrations TEXT: 80,000 words

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2004 / 03


What it takes to earn your place: Celebrating rowing through the 150th Boat Race

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Julian Andrews, a professional photographer for 17 years, has recorded the performances and lives of sportspeople at the highest level. For this particular book he decided to look at amateur athletes at the top of their sport. He followed the Oxford and Cambridge squads for several months, often living with them for days at a time. His beautiful collection of photographs captures their lives both on and off the water as they strove to win a place in their respective crews. ISBN: 978 1 903942 33 0

‘… not just a beautifully crafted book – it’s a magnificent collectable record of a unique historic event.’ Cambridgeshire Life

LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 305 x 254 mm hardcover, 168 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 200 illustrations TEXT: 15,000 words


Corpus Within Living Memory: Portrait of a Cambridge College EDITED BY BETTY BURY AND LIZ WINTER

‘The College is like its Old Court: discreet, unobtrusive, yet at the very pinnacle of excellence’, writes a former member of the College. Another member remarked: ‘My two years are still a vivid splash of sunlight in my memory, after the darkness of school, before the drab routines of my nomadic existence in the army’. This would seem to be a true description of the experience of many at Corpus Christi, one of Cambridge’s smallest, yet most distinctive colleges. This highly illustrated book, which is published to coincide with the College’s 650th anniversary, includes memories, images and reminiscences of everyday life in Corpus Christi from the 1920s to the 1950s and also from more recent times.

ISBN: 978 1 903942 17 9 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 208 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 150 illustrations TEXT: 85,000 words

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Clare through the Twentieth Century: Portrait of a Cambridge College



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This lavishly illustrated book on Clare College, Cambridge, presents a fascinating insight into college life and learning through the twentieth century. As the editor says in her preface, ‘Clare is, indeed, a precious jewel in the well-stocked Cambridge treasury. Unique in its architecture, strong in fellowship and spirit, conservative in its traditions, its progress has been made in sure, measured steps, rather than impetuous strides’. ‘The following pages of are so full of perception, affection and delight.’ from the Introduction by Sir David Attenborough

ISBN: 978 1 903942 03 9 LIST PRICE: £45 SPECIFICATIONS: 280 x 240 mm hardcover, 272 pages ILLUSTRATIONS: Over 150 images in colour and mono TEXT: 135,000 words

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