Edited by Peter Pagnamenta, one of Britain's most distinguished documentary producers, this lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed and produced hardback volume traces the University's growth and development from its small beginnings to today's eminence and tomorrow's aspirations. Cambridge is one of the world's great universities, providing education, scholarship and research at the very highest level. Home to more Nobel laureates than any other institution, it attracts students and academics from across the globe and is internationally regarded as one of the major intellectual powerhouses extending the frontiers of knowledge. The book features expert, informative and entertaining contributions from leading Cambridge figures of every generation and offers a vibrant panorama of the past, present and future of a living community. "Suitably emollient on the whole, though with sharp edges in places, this compendium of low living and high thinking, of student press and Nobel Prizemen ...will enjoy a wide readership."
The Times Literary Supplement, 16 December 2009 "Chock-full of images and bursting with contributions from a veritable Who's Who of twentieth-century Cambridge alumni, Pagnamenta's book is entertaining, informative, and up-to-date. Four stars." Varsity, 30 January 2009 Edited by Peter Pagnamenta
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Author Biography - Peter Pagnamenta
Peter Pagnamenta is a writer and documentary maker who has made many historical series for television including the 26-part People's Century, the BBC history of the twentieth century, and the eight-part All Our Working Lives. He is a former editor of Panorama, and while at Cambridge was Editor of Varsity (1962). He recently edited The Hidden Hall for Trinity Hall.