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Our walking tours are talking tours.

 

Our guides both tell histories and ask questions to spark messy, respectful conversations inspired by the cityscape.

We recommend that first-time participants begin with our Original Tour. 

Tour booking and descriptions below!

Photo credit: Shane Guymon via Unsplash.

Walking Tours

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Tour Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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Original Tour

This introductory tour covers a range of 'uncomfortable' histories. 

See the most iconic views of the University of Cambridge, while discovering the histories of town/gown conflict, slavery, colonialism, gender, and sexuality which shaped them.

  • What should we do with controversial statues?

  • How should nations teach their histories? 

  • Who has access to university education?

£15 per ticket

Starts and ends in the city centre (meeting location confirmed upon booking)

2 hours (approx. 40 minutes of walking)

Mostly flat terrain, but with some cobblestoned streets. No steps but one ramp on/off a bridge.

Content note: this tour will include discussions of violence, enslavement, colonialism, discrimination, and suicide. 

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Empire Tour

Delve into the history of the British Empire with this specialised tour.

 

Discover the ways in which the University of Cambridge is entangled in histories of imperialism and transatlantic slavery, from its architecture to its intellectual output.

  • Is science objective? 

  • How is abolition remembered in Britain today? 

  • Where do museum objects come from?

1 hour 30 minutes

Starts and ends in the city centre

Mostly flat terrain, but with some cobblestoned streets. 

Content note: this tour will include discussions of violence, colonialism, and discrimination.

COMING SOON!

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Watch this space!

Our next tour uncovering the 'hidden' histories of women and LGBTQIA+ people in Cambridge is in development.

 

Check back here soon!

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour time. Any adjustments after this will be made at the company's discretion.

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We are a social enterprise 

Why do we charge for our tours?

To pay our guides 

To ensure that the project is sustainable

To develop free public events in the future

Thank you for your support!

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