Cambridge in 50 Buildings
by Susie Boulton
Long before its rise as a celebrated seat of learning, Cambridge was a small market town on the banks of a river formerly known as the Granta. From its occupation by the Romans in the first century AD, through its growth and development as a world-class university, to its current status as one of the world’s leading technology hubs, the city has a proud and distinctive identity. Few cities can equal Cambridge for culture. With its famous college and university buildings, outstanding museums and galleries, historic churches, Arts and Crafts houses and bold post-war architecture, the city provides an inestimably rich stock of buildings, spanning almost ten centuries. In Cambridge in 50 Buildings, local author Susie Boulton explores the city’s history through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the splendour of King’s College Chapel, founded by Henry VI, to state-of-the-art centres dedicated to pure innovation, this unique study celebrates the city’s rich architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Readers are guided on an engaging tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural projects. Illustrated throughout, Cambridge in 50 Buildings will be of interest to residents, visitors and those with links to the city.