A visit from Cambridge’s Academy of Ancient Music

On the 251st birthday of Addenbrooke’s the Cambridge-based, Academy of Ancient Music, came to the hospital to play music from the 18th century.

The orchestra, with instruments from the period, played work by composers including Mozart, who was already famous and on tour in Europe, aged ten, when Addenbrooke’s opened its doors in 1766.

CUH Dance

On 13th October 2017, the Academy of Ancient Music spent a day at Cambridge University Hospitals working with different groups of patients. Through a collaboration with Addenbrooke’s Arts and Dance Moves they spent time with the hospital’s regular Dance for Health sessions in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly, performing for and improvising alongside patients and dancers.

Here is a short film from that day along ….

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100th anniversary of a entry in a First World War autograph book

Today marks the 100th anniversary of an entry in a First World War autograph book. In 2014, I was given an autograph book for the Archives. It belonged to Sister Strang, who was a nurse at the First Eastern General Hospital, (FEGH), which was a hutted hospital built just before the First World War on …

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