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.
The psychology of lifelong exam nightmares
When American troops formed their own college
Why dons and sherry traditionally go together
Mary Beard and others on public intellectuals
The trials of taking the Footlights to Edinburgh
Student newspapers before desktop publishing
An etymological history of a troublesome word
How to put on a May ball at Cambridge
Women’s rowing and its struggle for acceptance
Two hundred years of the Cambridge Union
The 1965 Commonwealth Expedition to India
A fond history of Heffers bookstore
A profile of Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
The changing role of the college porter
How benefactors are driving new discoveries
The protest that landed eight students in prison
University of Cambridge
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