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‘Temples worthy of His Presence’? Churches and Chapels in East Anglia from the Reformation to the present day

Ross Street Community Centre Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

In this illustrated talk, Tony Kirby will explore how places of worship in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties have changed from the 16th century onwards to reflect trends in what was considered ‘right’ in the context of their age, from Puritan iconoclasm through the emergence of ‘Dissent’ in the 18th century, the Evangelical Revival, the Oxford Movement […]


An Industrial History of Mill Road and its Environs

Doors open (18:45) Talk (19:00 - 20:00): Beyond the idyllic lawns, chapels and dining halls of the Colleges, Cambridge (to the surprise of many today) has always been a hub of industrial activity. Prior to the first industrial revolution, windmills, iron foundries, breweries, paper mills and other ancillary forms of proto-industrial production were present in the area. With […]