Cambridge Bucket-list

I’ve just arrived back at university for the third and final year of my philosophy degree… which means that there’s now only a limited time to do the everything which I would like to have done but haven’t managed to do, for one reason or another.

It was last Easter term that I first thought about compiling a list of these things  – and just doing the thinking helped me complete a few (corridor cricket, a Jesus college wine escapade, swimming in the Cam etc.)

This is a list to help me fill the remaining gaps. It’s by no means prescriptive, but it does come with the hope of making the next year a little more fun! (Cambridge people, this is also an invitation – let me know if you’d like to accompany me for any of these)

  1. Get to the coast during term
  2. Stand on the roof of King’s Chapel
  3. Sleep under the stars in Newnham Gardens
  4. Go to an Open Mic night and perform
  5. Volunteer with Thirsty
  6. Hand in an essay two days early
  7. Visit every college for an event at least once (to go: Churchill, Clare Hall, Darwin, Caius, Hughes Hall, Lucy Cav, Magdalene, Queens, St Edmunds, Tit Hall, Wolfson)
  8. Sit in a lecture for another subject
  9. Go to a lecture in pyjamas
  10. See Page chair at the Cambridge Union
  11. Make a floor point in a debate 
  12. Visit David’s hideout field past Homerton
  13. Get chips from Gardi’s, Uncle Bob’s + Van of Life
  14. Do RAG Blind Date
  15. Read Catcher in the Rye
  16. Have a sleepover
  17. Visit Trinity’s Wren Library
  18. Start a standing ovation
  19. Memorise a book of the Bible
  20. Read ‘The Message’ version of the Bible
  21. Go to a service at a Mosque and Synagogue
  22. Go to a BOP and dress up!
  23. Watch a Varsity Match
  24. Take part in a Sing Inside workshop
  25. Go to the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
  26. Do an all-nighter
  27. Have a go on a loop pedal
  28. Go to Midsummer Fireworks with Katherine again x3
  29. Light sparklers
  30. Drink a rooftop cocktail
  31. Buy some Indian Sweets from Mill Road
  32. Take stock of life at Reality Checkpoint
  33. Watch Newnham bump!
  34. Attempt the Great Court Run
  35. Make mashed potato sculptures
  36. See Newnham in the snow

Here goes!


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