Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours

Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours
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Saturday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Our walking tours explore the 'uncomfortable' histories of power, privilege and inequality that have shaped Cambridge over the centuries and continue to influence its present. Join us for a unique tour experience discussing histories of empire, inequality, and memory.
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Drew H
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Our guide, Rose, was well prepared and very informative. In addition to providing information, questions were asked of the tour group that required them to reflect on the moral and ethical issues raised by the tour. In particular these were in relation to historical sexism and racism at Cambridge, and the university’s links with slavery.
Written 15 October 2023
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Natalia M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
Thank you! It was an engaging and inspiring tour. I loved every minute of it. Hope I can attend more.
Written 9 October 2023
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erc0lan0
Harrogate, UK44 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Our guide, Rose, was excellent, leading a fascinating, thought-provoking tour with interactive discussion and debate, examining the history of this 800 years old institution and some aspects of its "uncomfortable" past.
Written 1 October 2023
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Liz M
Cambridge, UK1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
An excellent tour on the theme of Empire. I enjoyed the way it was presented as a discussion rather than a lecture. I came away with much to think about.
Written 14 August 2023
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Christiane A
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Disclaimer: I am definitely someone who has and to a certain degree still does romantise Cambridge.
Thus I wanted to go on this tour as I am well aware that there is more to Cambridge that what first meets the eye.
This tour gets you thinking and gives you another perspective on Cambridge. I enjoyed that it was not just a tour but we were asked our opinions. It added an extra dimension listening to my fellow participants and. their views.
I definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience of the tour! We are delighted that you enjoyed the discussion as that is our objective and social mission! We hope to see you again on another tour perhaps and even in another city.
Written 12 August 2023
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Nicolas F
Paris, France6 contributions
May 2023
We did the British Empire tour as a family with our 3 kids aged 25,22 and 18. Very interesting perspective on the history of Cambridge and very good discussions with Ranjini. We recommend.
Written 8 May 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are so pleased that good discussions were promoted with our very experienced guide! We hope to see you on another tour and in a different city too perhaps!
Written 12 August 2023
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LondonEvi
London5 contributions
Apr 2023
Knowing Cambridge from visiting as a tourist a couple of times and then as a parent of a student I was not sure what to expect from the tour. The existing positive reviews on Trip Advisor fueled my anticipation and expectation and I was not disappointed. Our guide used his knowledge and narrative to help us see the city and its history from a different perspective. The interactive element was also great as it added to the engagement. Our guide was knowledgable and provided us with a wealth of information, also asking our take on various topics brought up. People who had an opinion offered it to the group, lots of food for thought. I learned as much from the guide as from the other people who came on the tour! I loved the content, it covered different themes e.g. slavery, gender, race and more! Highly recommended.
Written 1 May 2023
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Thank you so much for your great feedback and we are genuinely happy to have helped fuel some further discussions and showed you a different perspective. We hope to see you again.
Written 2 May 2023
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szallyann
Palo Alto, CA17 contributions
We went on the Uncomfortable Cambridge tour this afternoon.
This tour won’t get you the good camera angles but it will open your eyes to the less palatable aspects of the pretty city. Subjects such as slavery, town & gown conflicts that continue into the present day and women’s education are all covered. The guide facilitated discussion on the uncomfortable topics. The discussion between participants was stimulating. Would definitely go on another of these decolonizing tours.
Written 29 April 2023
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Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that the material has sparked some critical discussions! We hope to see you on another tour soon.
Written 2 May 2023
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Maria
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
The tour is not bad and our guide did a good job. Potentially, I hoped for more unique content, given it's not cheap, maybe being taken inside buildings and told some little known facts, otherwise it felt as if it's designed for children or tourists who so far only heard positive things about Cambridge University and history in general. It's a pleasant walk around the city centre, and a few facts were curious.
Written 9 April 2023
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Thank you for your feedback and were delighted that you had a good experience with your guide. We also offer tours which take place inside museums so please do check our website. Our objective is to present well researched material and allow people to engage more critically with historical issues whose legacies may continue to have an impact on the city and the people who live, learn and work here. Hope to see you again!
Written 2 May 2023
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Bethany
8 contributions
Mar 2023
I highly recommend! It was really informative and a very interesting perspective on Cambridge and the impact the university has had on the city over centuaries. A great way to explore Cambridge and they really make you think by asking questions that prompt you to think outside of the box.
Written 5 March 2023
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Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you found the tour interesting and thought provoking! We hope to see you again!
Written 2 May 2023
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