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Academics & Empire - Festival Tour

Explore the long history of imperial connections in Cambridge.

  • Meet outside the Round Church, Bridge St, CB2 1UB

Service Description

Join us on a tour exploring the historic connections between Cambridge and the British Empire. This tour outlines local entanglements with the transatlantic slave trade, and takes a close look at controversies surrounding museum collections and the development of certain academic disciplines over time. Walking through the beautiful city centre, participants will learn more about the local history of imperialism and will reflect on current issues that impact the city space. *Tour Itinerary:* 1. The Round Church 2. St. John's College 3. Trinity College 4. Gonville & Caius College 5. Cambridge Market Square 6. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Please note tour route may vary slightly depending on time. Accessibility: Mostly flat terrain, no steps, but with some cobblestoned streets in the city centre. Acknowledgement: Tour gratefully developed with support from the University of Cambridge Museums.


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Cancellation Policy

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours before the scheduled tour time. Sometimes we take photographs on our tours for promotional purposes, for use on our website or social media pages. By booking with us, it is assumed that you consent to being photographed while participating in this activity. We always endeavor to avoid taking any images with faces visible. Your consent can be withdrawn at anytime before or after the activity, by emailing us directly.


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