Final Night Festivities

To begin the evening of fun and celebration the students donned their finest clothes and gathered under the blue skies in Chapel Court for a drinks reception. After this they were treated to a three course Cambridge Formal dinner in the candlelit great hall.


Following the awards ceremony the students enjoyed a evening of music, delicious food and entertainment set up in the style of a traditional Cambridge May Ball (think the theory of everything!). Highlights included henna, crazy-golf, a giant inflatable obstacle course, glitter, a photobooth, Jack’s Gelato, a 4-tier chocolate fountain, popcorn and candyfloss, delicious cakes, karaoke and of course a set by DJ Manny to finish off the night!


Included at the party was the CamTrad memory tree where students wrote down their favourite memories from the month and tied them to the beautifully lit tree.


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The night ended with pizza and an emotional viewing of the slideshow at midnight. It was an unforgettable evening! As the students began to depart from 3am, hugs and tears shared between friends proved just how special the last month has been. #laughcrysaygoodbye


CamTrad over and out!

Awards Ceremony


On Friday Night following formal hall, CamTrad students and staff gathered in Wesley Church one last time for an evening of celebration and awards. As well as awards for each subject, the Director gave the prestigious GOSA (Generosity Of Spirit Award) to two highly deserving students. The ceremony was punctuated by a surprise student Miley Cyrus flash mob!

GOSA – Grant Vickery

GOSA – Ashley Kempf

Activities Prize – Holland Ferguson and Isabella Subramaniam

Activities Prize – Thomas Cleland

Advertising – Entire Class

Advertising – Entire Class

Aerospace Engineering – Riya Gujarathi

Architecture – Jason Kashefi

Asset Management – Nyle Abedin

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Adel Lee

Behavioral Economics – Entire Class

Computer Science – Orien Sun

Creative Writing – Zoe Wellik

Criminology – Kate Gale

Drama – Entire Class

Economics – Jason Kashefi

Economics – Entire Class

Engineering – Arabella Dill-Macky

English Literature – Tanvi Ajmera

Espionage – Entire Class

Finance – Clayton Watson

Genetics Major – Entire Class

Genetics Minor – Siena Stacey

Global Business – Entire Class

International Relations – Makenzie White

Law – Brandon Zho

Medical Science – Adele Pickering

Medicine and the Brain – Jiangyao Duan

Photography – Jianmin Kelly Fan

Psychology – Johanna De La Cruz Rothenfusser

Speech and Debate – Stephanie Mover

Sports Psychology – Griffin Wong

Studio Art – Miya Furukawa

Zoology – Anna Plewa

Swimming Prize – Yonael Debebe

Instagram Competition Winner – Aura Guha


Farewell from The Cambridge Tradition

Dear Families of the Cambridge Tradition:

Our last coach just departed for London Heathrow Airport. Jesus College has gone oddly silent. The happy shouts and cries of teenagers have been replaced by the soughing wind and the plaintive chimes of the chapel.
Heavy bags and heavy hearts began to depart through the breezeway of the Boatie Arch this morning at 3 am. Cool temperatures and a steady rain throughout the day seemed to mirror the mood of the day. After noon, however, the East Anglian sky turned blue and a bright sun reminded all of us of what a spectacular month it has been. In the last few days we have enjoyed several culminating projects and showcases, including a sleek and incredible performance of Hamlet, an art gallery,  a wonderful final formal banquet, closing ceremony and ball, and even a student Miley Cyrus flash mob.
The students have left, but the bright memories remain. Thank you for sending us such incredible scholars, intellects, and people. Please see our blog for our end-of-program slideshow; final celebrations. Coming soon. In the interim, please encourage your children to keep in touch; they created a fantastic Tradition.
Sincerely —
Greg Gonzalez
Cambridge Tradition
Jesus College Cambridge


End of Program Slideshow!

As the Cambridge Tradition draws to a close, reminisce on the gloaming in the sky, the cobblestones under our feet and the memories we’ll never leave behind. #laughcrysaygoodbye

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(Best watched while playing some cheesy music in the background, CamTrad Admin recommend Time of My Life, Seasons of Love, Breaking Free and Goodbye Song (from Smash)).

Final Genetics Presentation!

The genetics minor class presented their final posters yesterday. From 3-person babies, to colonising Mars, the class used some inventive arguments to convince our special guest judge, DJ Manny, to pack in his DJ career and take up genetic research. After much deliberation, the Genetics Minor Class 2017 Poster Prize was awarded to Siena . Massive congratulations to her and the whole class on their fantastic achievements!

Testing the Wind Tunnels

After constructing wind tunnels yesterday, the Aerospace Engineers put their constructions to the test, including using dry ice!

The Exhibition

The Exhibition celebrated the final work for a number of subjects on the programme. The Exhibition included beautiful portfolios from Photography; stunning work from Studio Art; elaborate models and designs from Architecture; intricate journals from Zoology; informative research posters from Astronomy and Astrophysics; interactive games from Computer Science and educational mind-maps from both Finance and Economics. The students certainly did themselves and their subjects incredibly proud!

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