Leisure Activities

Uncomfortable Cambridge Walking Tours

Discover the stories beneath the stonework, uncovering the unheard voices from Cambridge's past.  Our unique walking tours highlight histories of race, gender, class, and legacies of empire. Run by university researchers, our tours are dedicated to diversifying the stories told about history. Our Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour is the perfect introductory tour of Cambridge, engaging with local historical memory and highlighting diverse stories in the beautiful city centre.

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Discover the stories beneath the stonework, uncovering the unheard voices from Cambridge’s past.  Our unique walking tours highlight histories of race, gender, class, and legacies of empire. Run by university researchers, our tours are dedicated to diversifying the stories told about history.
Our Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour is the perfect introductory tour of Cambridge, engaging with local historical memory and highlighting diverse stories in the beautiful city centre.

*Tour Itinerary:*

Kings College
Great St Mary’s, The University Church
The Old Schools
‘The Backs’
Darwin College
Queens’ College
Alan Turing Blue Plaque

Led by university researchers, this tour highlights underrepresented histories and provides a new way of reading the city landscape. Please note the tour does not go inside of any colleges.
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Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Mostly flat terrain
  • Staff available to assist
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Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!