Monthly Archives: September 2009

Department of weird banners, Cambridge edition

The University of Cambridge is celebrating its 800th birthday this year, and so all around the town are banners like this one: IMG_0166.jpg The obvious question, of course, is what is the significance of those dates? … The problem is that although the timeline includes no fewer than 80 different years between 1209 and 2009 (not including the ones at both ends), only one of them coincides with the seven in-between years on the banner: 1446, which marks the founding of King’s College.
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