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Light News – Week 0: Expensive Cows, Cambridge Rockstar Students and Winter Wonderland


UK’s longest ice slide arrives at Parker’s Piececmophoto / UNSPLASH

Foals keyboardist quits to study in Cambridge

Edwin Congreave, the keyboardist of popular indie rock band Foals, has announced his departure from the group to study a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge University.

After 15 years of success with the group, Congreave has decided to pursue other avenues, saying he wants to help fight the “looming climate catastrophe”.

The foals first met as “tech-obsessed dropouts” at an Oxford cocktail bar.

Cambridge’s winter wonderland returns in Parker’s Piece

After Christmas in Cambridge was all but canceled last year, it’s back with a new and improved winter attraction on Parker’s Piece.

From November 19, 2021 to January 3, 2022, Cambridge residents will be able to enjoy the festive fun of the North Pole.

The North Pole will be armed with the UK’s longest ice slide, featuring a massive three-lane real ice lane. It will also have an ice rink and above all an ice bar!

The Ice Bar will serve essential winter drinks including mulled wine, cider and hot chocolate.

Cambridge student shortlisted for BBC Young Writers’ Award again

Tabitha Rubens has been shortlisted for the 2021 BBC Young Writers’ Award, having also been shortlisted in 2018. The 19-year-old double finalist has been described as “one of the country’s brightest writing talents” and is currently studying the Chinese. and Gonville and Caius.

Rubens is one of the five finalists, each of whom had to write a short story of less than 1000 words. Rubens’ provocative piece is called “Superpowder” and explores the subject of human insecurity in a “highly original and experimental” way.

Rubens has also enjoyed success outside of this competition as the winner of the HG Wells International Short Story Competition in 2020. She aspires to become an author and illustrator.

Rubens said University that “this particular award is unique in that it amplifies the voices of young people, whose opinions often go unheard, illustrating the importance and power of stories.”

The winner will be announced on Radio 4’s Front Row on October 19.

‘Udderly Fantastic’ Cambridge Cow Auction Raises Over £ 250,000

The Cows about Cambridge project saw a herd of cow sculptures on display in public places around the city for ten weeks.

The 45 cows have since gone under the hammer at the Graduate Hotel to raise a total of £ 257,100, all of which have been donated to the Break charity. The MooMoo-O-Tron III raised the biggest sum, after someone offered £ 16,000 for the robotically designed model.

Rachel Cowdry, Executive Director of Break, said: “Every penny of this phenomenal total means that we can uplift aspirations, provide safe and stable homes, and remove all limits on what borderline children of care take into account. charge and outgoing care are able to achieve in Cambridgeshire. “

Event organizers said the auction was “extremely fantastic”.