800th Anniversary of Cambridge University

During 2009, there were many events, in Cambridge and around the world, that celebrated the University and its history, and also showcased the University’s current transformative research.

On 18 January 2010, one year on from the first event, the 800th Anniversary was concluded with a bigger lightshow showcasing current University research. The show incorporated King’s, Clare, and Gonville and Caius Colleges into a walking route that started at Senate House and attracted over 20,000 people. The content for the lightshow was sourced from academic departments across the University. Three concepts were devised, one for each projection site, with a thematic thread of the relationships between science and the arts.

Geoff Morris held the role of Head of the 800 Anniversary – you can see him in this film from the final event.

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