Join us on a trip to the fabulous Ely Cathedral.
Ely is home to the magnificent Ely Cathedral that can trace its origins to the 7th century. Situated close to the University, several Bishops of Ely have been instrumental in shaping the history of the University. Notably, the medieval Bishop of Ely, Hugh de Balsham was instrumental in founding Peterhouse (and in the process, expelling the secular scholars residing in St. John's hospital). More recently, John Alcock, who was also a Bishop of Ely, founded Jesus College.
We meet outside the Cambridge train station at 12.30 on the 20th of March. Return train tickets to Ely will cost £ 3.00.
Depending on the interest, we will arrange for a guided tour of the Cathedral tower (the Octagon) . This will cost approximately £ 9.00. Unfortunately, due to insurance reasons, only 14 people can participate in the tour at any one time. So, places will be allotted to the first 14 respondents.
We will end the day with tea at a nearby cafe.
If you are interested in joining us, please complete the form by the 18th of March. Please note, places limited to the first 20 respondents.