Join us on a great day trip to the lovely town of Ely to visit its famous cathedral and enjoy tea in a local garden.
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.
Here is the trip itinerary:
We will meet outside the Cambridge train station at 10.30 on the 11th of March (in order to leave at 11 am). A return train ticket to Ely costs only £3.00 each.
Depending on the interest, we will arrange for a guided tour of the Cathedral tower (the Octagon). This will cost approximately £ 9.00.
We have the great opportunity to end the day with tea in Peter William's garden! Peter was the former Director of Education at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Please fill out the following form by March 8th to register for the event! We only have space for the 20 people, so sign up so you don't miss out!