Weekend in Cambridge

I spent a very enjoyable weekend visiting my brother in Cambridge. We passed the Saturday in Cambridge itself, looking around the town, which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in England. On Sunday we went out to visit Ely and the cathedral in particular, which I had never seen before. The cathedral is an incredibly striking building, especially the octagonal tower, which we climbed. I travelled back north on Monday, after spending the afternoon in Oxford catching up with my friends Matt Lee Anderson and Matthew Mason. Unfortunately, I took no pictures in Oxford, but the following are a number of pictures from the Saturday and Sunday (click on any one of the photos to look closer or scroll through them).

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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9 Responses to Weekend in Cambridge

  1. Tapani says:

    As a Cambridge alumnus who used to teach at the King’s School in Ely, I approve!

    Next time you are in Cambridge, may I recommend my alma mater, Pembroke College, which boasts (amongst other things) Christopher Wren’s first building, commissioned by his uncle, the bishop of Ely.

  2. quinnjones2 says:

    :-)Lovely photos! I’m so pleased that you and your brother had a good weekend in Cambridge and Ely and that you met your friends Matt and Matthew in Oxford. I think I can see one of my favourites ( the Mathematical Bridge?) in one of your punting photos.

  3. The Man Who Was . . . says:

    I like Cambridge better than Oxford. Much greener. I love how there are cows on the front lawns.

    • Absolutely. I just had a long conversation with my girlfriend this afternoon about how aesthetically superior Cambridge is to Oxford. I extensively quoted Bill Bryson’s chapter on Oxford in Notes From A Small Island to support my claims (with which she was in complete agreement).

  4. The Man Who Was . . . says:

    I’m thinking of renting a car this summer and driving up from Cambridge to Ely to York Minster and Durham and a few other sites.

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