Yesterday, in addition to participating in our rainy day activities of bowling and zumba dancing, students ended the day with an intriguing talk. Associate Professor of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading, Dr Simone Knox, enlightened our students on why ‘Friends’ is popular (and problematic) a quarter of a century later. Look out for her book ‘Friends: A Reading of the Sitcom’ to be released in October this year.
CamTrad’s Activities Directors are ready for everything – including English weather! Though our Sunday walk had to be cancelled due to rainy weather, students had a fun Sunday in college getting creative with tie dye! In case it rains again in Cambridge, at least we’ll have CamTraders wearing their new colorful T-shirts to brighten the day!
Yesterday evening, the college dining hall resonated with Cambridge Voices, one of Europe’s premier choirs which is closely linked to this town and university. Founded by Ian de Massini, a former music student who was also a King’s College Chapel Choir scholar, Cambridge Voices have been performing for 33 years throughout Europe, including in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome (in the presence of the Pope!), in the Notre Dame in Paris or in the Westminster Abbey in London.
In a private concert for the Cambridge Tradition, the choir presented a sequence titled “600 years of vocal music”.
On Sunday, CamTrad’s Executive Coordinator Jocelyn taught our students some bouncy dance moves!
In the shade of a spooky tree and amidst the gathering darkness, students played the Mafia game, in which they had to work out which members of the ‘mafia’ had committed the ‘crimes’ around college. Accusations flew and controversies were aplenty, but eventually the mafia were rooted out and the towns people prevailed.
Mafia member Alan gets attacked by the civilians.
Last night, CamTrad’s finest talents gathered in the Wesley Church to show off their skills, from singing to skits! There was an immense diversity of talents, leaving the four judges and the audience impressed and entertained. Congratulations to Laura who won first place with her performance of an original song!