CAM: Cambridge Alumni Magazine

Published three times a year in print and online, CAM is a magazine for the 200,000-plus Cambridge alumni around the world.

By just about any metric, it’s Britain’s most successful university magazine. In 2010, it was the first alumni title from outside the United States to win CASE’s Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year, and it has earned regular commendations ever since.

I have been a contributor to CAM since 2009. Here’s a selection of my writing.

▶ WAKING TERROR

The psychology of lifelong exam nightmares

▶ BULL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

When American troops formed their own college

▶ PREPRANDIAL PLEASURES

Why dons and sherry traditionally go together

▶ A HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE

Douglas Adams remembered by his Cambridge contemporaries

▶ HUMAN RIGHTS IN A DIGITAL AGE

Privacy, democracy and freedom of speech

▶ POP VOX

Mary Beard and others on public intellectuals

▶ FRINGE BENEFITS

The trials of taking the Footlights to Edinburgh

▶ HOT METAL

Student newspapers before desktop publishing

▶ OXBRIDGE (AND CAMFORD)

An etymological history of a troublesome word

▶ WE HAD A BALL

How to put on a May ball at Cambridge

▶ PULLING TOGETHER

Women’s rowing and its struggle for acceptance

▶ THIS HOUSE

Two hundred years of the Cambridge Union

▶ TICKET TO RIDE

The 1965 Commonwealth Expedition to India

▶ FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

A fond history of Heffers bookstore

▶ BOP ON

An appreciation of the college bop

▶ 800 YEARS OF HISTORY

A profile of Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

▶ THE LOST KEY

The changing role of the college porter

▶ PHILANTHROPY MATTERS

How benefactors are driving new discoveries

▶ A STUDENT’S GUIDE

The history of the alternative guidebook

▶ THIS JCR BELIEVES

Grassroots student politics, Cambridge style

▶ RIOT AT THE GARDEN HOUSE

The protest that landed eight students in prison

A version of ‘Riot at the Garden House’ also appeared in The Independent. CAM is produced by YBM Limited, which holds copyright over these articles.

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University of Cambridge

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Writer, interviewer, copy editor