Esther Knowles

Former Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Tab Cambridge

Esther Knowles
Cambridge University

University of Cambridge student news, current affairs, student lifestyle, student nightlife, Taylor Swift, English Literature

  • As former Co-Editor-in-Chief, Esther Knowles was responsible for editing and managing all content published by The Tab Cambridge.
  • Esther writes predominantly for the News section, covering stories relevant to the University of Cambridge. However, she is not limited to covering news stories, as her writing spans across many sections, such as Features and Opinion.
  • Esther studies English at the University of Cambridge, and is passionate about reading and writing


Esther Knowles joined The Tab Cambridge in January 2023 as a Features Writer, before progressing to be Senior News Editor in the Summer of 2023. She became Co-Editor-in-Chief in January 2024.


Esther Knowles is in her second year of undergraduate study, reading English at the University of Cambridge. She studied English, History and Religious Studies at A Level


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‘Maybe try a different course’: Ranking Cambridge University lecturers’ brutal comments

No wonder Cambridge students always look stressed

Cambridge University college to install climbing wall inside 150 year old church tower

Pembroke has already converted the church on Trumpington Street into an auditorium

Cambridge University to ban use of the term ‘Oxbridge’ due to elitist connotations

Anyone caught using the word will be forced to undertake a mandatory ‘inclusivity training’

St John’s College Cambridge now has control over the SJV choir’s social media

The petition to save the mixed choir is supported by the former archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams

Cambridge University temporarily halts funding from fossil fuel companies

A report found that donations from oil and gas companies posed a ‘high reputational risk’ for the university

St John’s College Cambridge mixed choir is being disbanded

The decision means female sopranos will no longer be able to sing in any chapel services

Cambridge men lose on penalties at the 150th anniversary of Varsity football

Cambridge was forced to substitute its goalkeeper following an injury on the third minute

THE RESULTS: Cambridge vs Oxford women’s football 2024

A short summary of the Varsity match for those of you who know nothing about football

Cambridge’s smallest pub has reopened after four years

Here’s everything you need to know about The Rad, a tiny pub on King Street

Paint thrown over Cambridge University West site building in protest of its ties to Israel

Cambridge’s Laboratory for Scientific Computing has been under fire for its links to arms companies

THE REVEAL: Cambridge’s Top 10 BNOCs 2024

Never have I ever kissed a BNOC…

Cambridge students organise protest against Trinity College’s ties to Israel

The action comes after Trinity was issued a legal notice asking it to divest from its investments in arms companies

Confirmed: Cambridge University assistance staff will strike for three days this month

The industrial action, sparked by pay disputes, will take place from Tuesday 12th March to Thursday 14th March

Students and staff protest for termination of Cambridge University ‘race realist’ fellow

The protestors marched to the Student Services Centre to lodge complaints but were turned away

Student bar staff at a Cambridge college were paid less than minimum wage

Emmanuel College has now paid the £3,924.75 they legally owed to students

Revealed: More than half of Cambridge University students are addicted to vaping

Does anyone else smell fizzy cherry in the library?

Pro-Palestine and climate justice groups host sit-in at Cambridge’s Maxwell Centre

Activist groups protest the involvement of Cambridge’s Laboratory for Scientific Computing with fossil fuel companies and the war in Gaza

Less than half of Cambridge students say they enjoy studying for their degree

More Cambridge students are stressed by their degree than enjoy it

Here’s how much the average Cambridge student spends on a night out

Let’s find out if your spending is normal

Oxford and Cambridge twins to compete on opposing teams in the Boat Race

Catherine and Gemma King will row in rival boats for the first time in their lives

Prospective Cambridge student killed himself after being blackmailed over nude photographs

Dinal De Alwis, a pupil at Whitgift School, wanted to study economics at Cambridge

Cambridge discriminates against privately-educated white men, says ‘anti-woke’ professor

James Tooley, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, is starting a course examining the origins of the ‘woke’ movement

Cambridge students organise protest and petition calling for termination of Nathan Cofnas

The Philosophy fellow has faced backlash for a controversial blog post where he advocated for a ‘hereditarian revolution’

Cambridge comes fifth in The Times Higher Education world reputation ranking

Unfortunately beaten by Oxford… again!

Cambridge fellow involved in race controversy claims quotes attributed to him are ‘fake’

Nathan Cofnas has been under fire for his recent blog post where he advocated for ‘the preservation of racial distinctions’

VOTE NOW: Cambridge’s Top 75 BNOCs 2024 revealed

It’s now up to you to decide the top 10…

Cambridge had the fewest applications of all Russell Group Universities last year

Cambridge students, we’re sorry if this hurts your feelings

Every Cambridge May Ball in 2024: Dates, themes and prices

We’re here again doing the work of the people

Cambridge students left embarrassed on University Challenge after forgetting UK had left EU

Let’s hope they’re not studying politics

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN: Cambridge’s BNOC Competition 2024

Babe wake up, it’s time to nominate for The Tab’s BNOC list

Cambridge University support staff on three day strike over pay row

The union, representing over 450 members of support staff, say they are paid below inflation rates

Cambridge college apologises for targeting Chinese students over mess in toilets

‘It is deeply wrong to make negative assumptions about any one group or community’

Sabrina Carpenter’s wildest Nonsense outros, ranked from cute to chaos

She has no shame and we love it

Top excuses to tell yourself when procrastinating work

It’s hair wash day

Cambridge’s Trinity College admits to giving financial grants to pupils of specific schools

More than half of the eligible schools are prestigious private or grammar schools

Extinction Rebellion display Black Friday protest installation outside the Grafton Centre

The group displayed a mobile exhibition linking the climate crisis, consumption and the cost-of-living crisis

Pro-Palestinian images projected on Cambridge University’s King’s College Chapel

Marking the 106th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Cambridge University students projected pro-Palestine images onto King’s College Chapel

Cambridge students forced to go cold amidst heating cuts

Selwyn and Lucy Cavendish students complain about heating cuts as the weather gets colder

Lyrics from 1989 (Taylor’s Version) that describe Cambridge

Let’s fast forward to 300 takeout coffees later

Cambridge University Library says it is not actually ‘blacklisting’ problematic texts

The library’s decolonising drive has sparked controversy, but the media has been too hasty to paint it as a censorship initiative

Every type of person you’ll meet at Rumboogie

I promise you’re one of these

Fitz Winter Ball is giving May Balls a run for their money

With Tinchy Stryder headlining, Fitz Winter Ball is the ‘Number 1’ event happening in Michaelmas

Cambridge University’s King’s College covered in orange paint in Just Stop Oil protest

The demonstration is one of a series of attacks on UK universities such as Manchester and University College London

Cambridge University ranks third in The Times Good University Guide 2024

Cambridge remains at third place whilst St Andrews overtakes Oxford at the top spot

UCU confirms end of marking boycott

The UCU wrote to the Vice Chancellor yesterday to confirm they are no longer participating in a marking boycott

What is it really like to study at Cambridge University?

You’ve made your offer, now you’re wondering what it’s really like

Is it easier to come to Cambridge as a Londoner?

You’re certainly less shocked by the price of a pint

Review: Secreting

This play will make you nostalgic for the chaotic teenage house party you never wished to go to again

Ranking the worst types of Cambridge students during exams

If this article offends you, you might have a problem

Cambridge colleges as Taylor Swift Eras tour outfits

Got a long list of Cambridge colleges, they’ll tell you they’re waiting for UK tour dates!

Where to watch the Boat Race and support Cambridge

As our athletes are gearing up for the race, all you need to worry about is where to watch it

Essay tips from a Cambridge humanities student

An insight to transform your approach to essay-writing

Romantic films starring Cambridge alumni

A guide for anyone spending their Valentine’s Day in bed

Six ways to combat seasonal depression this Lent

Crying in the library? We’ve got you sorted