Category: Cambridgeshire

Poems from the East: Huntingdon

East Anglia Bylines
National poetry day logo

This is the final poem in our series to mark National Poetry Day. It is an extract from “Little Gidding”, one section of T.S.Eliot’s last great work “The Four Quartets”. Little Gidding was a seventeenth century religious community near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. During the English Civil War they gave sanctuary to Charles 1st  (the “broken […]

Poems from the East: Cambridgeshire

East Anglia Bylines
Old Vicarage Grantchester

Rupert Brooke wrote “The Old Vicarage: Grantchester” in Berlin in 1921. It is about longing for England from abroad, and the house in Grantchester where he had stayed. Grantchester is a village on the river Cam two miles from Cambridge. The Old Vicarage is now the home of Jeffrey and Lady Mary Archer.

Cambridge Vice-Chancellor to step down

Cameron Holloway
Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor Cambridge

Professor Stephen Toope has announced that he will be stepping down as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge at the end of this academic year. Cambridge University Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope is to step down next year. The Canadian, who has led the university throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, said he will be leaving in […]

Heritage Open Days week – a recipe for discovery

Anna Damski
Heritage Open Days: Ickworth House

Heritage Open Days (HOD) is billed by the organisation that coordinates it as “England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers.”

Cambridge’s second twin city: Szeged

Julia Seiber Boyd
Cambridge twin city Szeged

Many Cambridge citizens remain quite unaware of our second twin city, Szeged.  Despite Brexit, activities with our Hungarian sister city still continue – albeit subject to covid restrictions in 2020-21!

Collaboration on the Verge

Aidan Baker
Portrait of East Anglia poet Alice Willitts

Cambridge eco-poet Alice Willitts’s poetry world is quirky. East Anglia Bylines interviewed her by email about her writing and her environmental concerns.