In this edition of Pembroke Street, Andrew Jameson tells us how Cambridge’s crests stack up

Welcome back to another instalment of everybody’s ‘not- exactly-favourite- but-mildly- enjoyed- sometimes’ segment of Pembroke Street! This time we’re diving into the world of heraldry (yes, I’ve finally given into all your heraldic clamouring) to look at what the Cambridge crest scene has to offer.



During my initial research, I found...

Andrew Jameson weighs up these swishy staples in his latest column

Illustrations by Jess Beaumont 

Hello and welcome to another review of some niche thing that will probably leave you feeling a mixture of mild amusement and indifference. This time, by popular request (yes, I did actually receive a response from my last plea for ideas!), the trusty old review formula is being applied to gowns.

But before we begin, I thought I’d sh...

November 30, 2018

So in a surprising turn of events, this week I am actually going to pay attention to the Pembroke Street theme, and not just go off and write about something random and ridiculous like, oh I don’t know, doors.* No, instead I’m going to be reviewing Cambridge’s best bookshelves...

“And how exactly do bookshelves relate to this edition of Pembroke Street’s theme which is Inside?”, you may be asking. Well, bookshelves are inside b...

October 4, 2018

So you’re reading this collection of well put together, amusing and relevant pieces of writing and you’re thinking ‘Isn’t this great?’ and then you see the title of this article. Maybe you’re presuming it's some clever and subtle joke which will link into a broader and more meaningful topic. Well, no. This is solely one person’s opinion on a handful of street names in Cambridge.

‘Why street names?’ you ask – I’ll be straight...

June 9, 2018

“As one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” This phrase is attributed to Alexander Graham Bell, and provides insight into such vast and complex themes as life, opportunities, and doors.

I’d like to focus on this last one, because I often think to myself what a poor description Bell gave of how doors tend to work. Don’t...

They span our lives. They span boundaries. They span eternity.

I am, of course, talking about bridges. The bridge: an intrinsic part of Cambridge. And so that is why I have taken it upon myself to give you what you truly want, to feed that thus far unrealised hunger, to scratch that ever-present itch. I present an arbitrary review of a few of Cambridge’s bridges. A perfect marriage, you might say, between two of the most mainst...

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