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Central Cambridge
A Guide to the University and Colleges

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521717182

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

    • The text has been comprehensively updated, along with all of the facts and figures
    • Extended entries on the college and University departments including details on new buildings
    • Newly-commissioned photographs and maps throughout
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Polished and richly illustrated.' The Magazine of the Cambridge Society

    'There is no dearth of guidebooks to Cambridge and to individual colleges but this title by Kevin Taylor is particularly attractive, not only for the colour illustrations and detailed maps but also for the helpful and clear way that the information is presented.' Reference Reviews

    'Visiting Cambridge will never be the same again: it will be better. Because on my next visit I'll have a copy of Kevin Taylor's Central Cambridge: A Guide to the University and Colleges, and I will be stepping out with new confidence.' Centrepiece Magazine

    'Cambridge University Press continues to display more and more popular volumes in its city centre bookshop. And none of them will be more welcome to visitors than this busy guide from Kevin Taylor.' Cambridge Evening News

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521717182
    • length: 136 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 174 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 95 colour illus. 5 maps 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    Kevin Taylor, Cambridge University Press
    Kevin Taylor has worked at Cambridge University Press in editorial and legal roles since 1984, and has been a director of the Press since 1999. He is also a director of the Copyright Licensing Agency and Publishers Licensing Society, and has worked as a tour guide in Cambridge.

    Foreword

    H. R. H. The Prince Philip
    H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

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