Cambridge Commemorated is an illustrated anthology of passages of prose and poetry describing life at the University of Cambridge from its foundation to the present day. The daily lives of dons and students, town and gown relations, change and continuity are unfolded in letters, diaries, memoirs, novels, college records, newspapers and magazine articles. The human face of the university emerges through accounts of Cambridge characters over the centuries in a wealth of anecdotal detail enlivening this historical anthology.
List of illustrations and sources; Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Preface; Note on the texts; 1. The Beginnings: dreaming choniclers and sundry facts; 2. Benefactors and the growth of the 'little Commonwealth' of colleges; 3. Protestants - the New Learning, Elizabethans and Puritans; 4. The Civil War: the garrison town; 5. Restoration, refulgence and rebellion; 6 The Eighteenth Century: was reason sleeping?; 7. The Turning Century: giants in the groves; 8. Victoriana; 9. The Twentieth Century: a sunny world; 10. The Twentieth Century: wars, aftermaths and omens; 11. The modern University; Appendix 1. List of colleges, foundations and societies which have been given 'approved' status by the University since 1596; Appendix 2. Undergraduate numbers by subject, 1982; Acknowledgements; Index of writers and major characters.