The Romans arrived in 43AD and recognised the attraction of the area. They reached there by river (the Cam, of course) and built a bridge, as so many have done since. This is also where so many people go punting. |
In 1209 a group of scholars, kicked out from Oxford, arrived at Cambridge and the famous university opened in 1284 when Peterhouse College was founded. Cambridge has gone from strength to strength ever since.
A visit is memorable, which is why so many tourists roll up there each year. It is in the top three places to visit in England. For a start, there are the 11 colleges, and Anglia Ruston University, all boasting famous names and history. And history is still being made. For example, DNA was discovered here, and the list of Nobel Prizes awarded to Cambridge people for discoveries and inventions is huge. The spin-off from all this research and brain power is that there are many high-tech companies based here.
All of this activity means there is no shortage of job opportunities in Cambridge. It was noticeable that there are no empty shops. One city centre hotel had a poster in its window advertising eight job vacancies, and a great many shops, restaurants and businesses also had notices looking for staff. This is despite the huge number of students being available for part-time work to supplement their grants.
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