Jacob Gaskell

Jacob Gaskell
Cambridge University


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Students accuse Selwyn College, Cambridge of selectively targeting Pride flag with flag policy

Selwyn Tweeted a photo showing England flags being displayed from students’ rooms while previously having told students to remove Pride flags from their windows

News Column: Week Three

The Tab summarises all the important news stories from Week Three

News Column: Week Two

From Mary Beard’s decision to fund classicists from underrepresented backgrounds to noisy sex at Robinson, here is The Tab’s run-down of the Week Two news

News Column: Week One

From C-Sunday to a pigeon in the MMLL Library, here is all the important news from Week One of Easter Term

Everything you need to know about the 2021 local elections in Cambridge

Elections for City Council, County Council, the Mayor, and the Police and Crime Commissioner are tomorrow (06/05)

All the Cambridge news that you missed over the holidays

From butterflies to boat races: it has been a juicy holiday

Cambridge to commemorate Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at service in Great St Mary’s

Attendance at the “dignified and simple” service at the University Church will be strictly limited because of the pandemic

Return of students to Cambridge for in-person teaching is ‘unlikely’ before 17th May

In an email to students, the Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope said that he was “disappointed” by the uncertainty

Magdalene College, Cambridge defeated by Warwick in the University Challenge Grand Final

Magdalene were defeated by a margin of 55 points in the Grand Final of the quiz programme’s 50th series

Cambridge defeats Oxford in the Boat Race 2021

This year’s races on the River Great Ouse in Ely were both won by the Cambridge teams

Three Extinction Rebellion activists found guilty of criminal damage of Cambridge colleges

An NHS worker, a teacher, and a Gonville and Caius alumnus were found guilty in Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning

Archaeologists uncover structure from medieval nunnery at Jesus College

Archaeologists say that the find is a significant step towards understanding the college’s early history

Plans for road between Cambridge and Oxford have been scrapped

The Transport Secretary’s announcement will cut off Oxford from the UK’s primary centre of learning

Cambridge SU election results 2021: Meet your new SU team

Meet your next Cambridge SU officers!

Interview: ‘A Blown Job’ on making musicals in lockdown

There are no hugs, but they do have a cat

Cambridge received funding from Chinese tech company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party

Funding from a tech firm linked to the Chinese Communist Party will fund a new engineering fellowship

Cambridge university introduces mental health testing for students

The study aims to identify the effect of the pandemic on students’ mental health and wellbeing

Female students make up a minority of undergraduates at almost all Cambridge colleges

The Tab investigates gender imbalances at Cambridge colleges

Cambridge to offer free foundation year to disadvantaged students

The programme will be offered by 11 colleges for up to 50 students starting in 2022