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Emmanuel College, Cambridge

So what links Harvard and Cambridge university? Answer John Harvard and Emmanuel College, Cambridge,England

John Harvard was educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge and then emigrated to America, where he lived for the rest of his life. On his death he bequeathed monies which enabled the setting up of Harvard university.

So for Inspired Sunday this week I am sharing from our trip to Cambridge

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the chapel of Emmanuel College

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There is John Harvard depicted in the stained glass and also

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you can read more of these lovely windows here

 

Stands the church clock at ten to three?

Well here is the church in question, but the clock is going just fine these days….

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Rupert Brooke wrote the poem “The Old Vicarage, Granchester” and the lines

“Stands the church clock at ten-to-three

And is there honey still for tea?”

on a trip to Berlin in 1912 whilst feeling homesick for Cambridge and in particular Granchester, his friends and the idyllic lifestyle he had led as a student.

If you would like to read more on Rupert Brooke, look here

If this wets your appetite ,, then visit the church

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and if you visit Granchester near Cambridge, be sure to take in this museum, and have your tea in the same spot he used to frequent

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here at the Orchard tea rooms

you won’t be disappointed.

Joining in with Inspired Sunday, where you can see some really lovely churches.

I have one more from our trip to Cambridge for next week, which will show the link between Cambridge and the US.

October photo show and tell

Linking in with Sophie for the last Photo Show and Tell she is hosting. I shall miss this so much. We went to Cambridge at the start of the month and here is my show and tell from this trip.

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Here we have the “backs”, so called because the colleges back onto the river

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And Cambridge wouldn’t be Cambridge without

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punts.

One of my favourite places in Cambridge is the market

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How’s that for veg stall?

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Or this flower stall?

All the colleges have delightful grounds.Mr E and I spent many a happy day here as students, back in the day

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And then there is the Fitzwilliam museum

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We spent a couple of happy hours in here this visit before going to

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Granchester

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meadows

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the weather was perfect

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so we went here to end a perfect day

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I’ll explain this picture tomorrow……

 

Inspired Sunday!

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Probably one of the most iconic religious buildings in England. I bring you King’s College Cambridge.

Friday’s fence was also Cambridge!

Joining with Inspired Sunday

Please check out this site for more InSpirational Buildings.

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