In 1805, poet and scandal-prone aristocrat, Lord Byron, became a student at Trinity College in Cambridge. The college were adamant that pet dogs were banned from the premises.
So he brought a tame bear instead.
Technically, nowhere was it stated that bears weren’t allowed at Cambridge University, so not only was Byron allowed to have his bear with him in his dorms, but he would take the bear around the grounds on a leash, just so he could see everyone’s reactions. *Eye roll* Students...
MAR / Cambridge Half Marathon - Get your trainers on and take your team out on this beautifully scenic half marathon out into the Cambridgeshire countryside and back into the city centre.
SEPT / Open Cambridge - An annual weekend in September where Cambridge throws open its doors so that the local people (and visitors!) can enjoy and walk through its beautiful gardens and historic buildings.
NOV / Cambridge Literary Festival - Writers from across the UK and the world come together for lectures, readings, and talks. Previous attending writers include Donna Tartt, Margaret Atwood, and Simon Armitage.