The city of Cambridge (i/ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ/ KAYM-brij) is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, its population was 108,863 (including 22,153 students), and was estimated to be 130,000 in mid-2010. There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area in bronze age and Roman times, and under Viking rule Cambridge became an important trading centre. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although city status was not conferred until 1951.
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... of findings made between 1884 and 1994 in the region to the north of Devil's Dyke and Cambridge, from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age (the region south of Devil's Dyke is not yet included ... to the Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds while other items are in the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge ...
... There were 486 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... Histories of the College were written in its Centenary in 1985, and the 125th anniversary of its foundation in 2010 Margaret Bottrall, Hughes Hall 1885-1985 (Cambridge, 1985) ... M.V ...
... A selection of the more frequently cited statistics includes Number of wins Cambridge, 81 Oxford, 76 (1 dead heat) Most consecutive victories Cambridge, 13 (1924–36) Course record Cambridge ...
... and Rose Ann (née Tolan) O'Neill in the Irish middle-class area of North Cambridge, Massachusetts known at the time as "Old Dublin." The third of three children, his mother died when he was ... started out as a bricklayer, but later won a seat on the Cambridge City Council and was appointed to Superintendent of Sewers ... He lived on Orchard Street in Cambridge ...
More definitions of "Cambridge":
- (noun): A city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- (noun): A university in England.
Synonyms: Cambridge University
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“The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)
“If we help an educated mans daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war?not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as her brothers?”
—Virginia Woolf (18821941)
“the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls
are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds”
—E.E. (Edward Estlin)