Other fun


Fitness can be fun, too. Well sometimes!!! The University Sports Centre is located in West Cambridge Site. Membership to the Sports Centre ranges around £20-33 a month, depending on what you are looking for. The sports centre has two gyms, with a range of machines and free weights. It also has a basketball court and a host of rooms which are used by various sports societies in Cambridge. Visit http://www.sport.cam.ac.uk/facilities/CambridgeSportsCentre/ for more information.

There is also the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, which has gym facilities, fitness classes and a wide range of amenities (including a climbing wall). The University Centre’s brand new Blue Fitness has cutting-edge training equipment and reasonable prices. The Glassworks health and fitness club is very nice but rather expensive, even with its student deals. For those at Wychfield, there is also the Chesterton Sports Centre housing an indoor swimming pool—the gym facilities here are slightly more basic than the others mentioned here, but membership is also cheaper. The public swimming pools, Parkside Pools, are opposite Parker’s Piece and next to the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre. Visit www.everyoneactive.com for opening times and admission prices. Jesus Green Pool, one of the longest lidos in Europe, is open to the public from May to September.


Some MCR members have been known to enter the Fitzwilliam Museum (closed Mondays, except for Bank Holidays) for edification purposes and occasionally pleasure. The Botanic Gardens (free admission with your University Card) are also well worth a visit. In fact, we’ll be organising a trip to the Gardens during Freshers’ Fortnight! In the winter, Cambridge on Ice erects a skating rink at Parker’s Piece, usually open from mid-November until early January.

Take advantage of the constant stream of visiting intellectuals and interesting public figures during your stay in Cambridge. The Cambridge Union Society offers an impressive line-up of speakers, as well as a lovely building complete with bar and social areas that can be booked out by members.