John Bardsley

John Bardsley


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Pembroke May Ball 2013

Pembroke May Ball was the “quintessential May Week experience” for JOHN BARDSLEY.

Bastille To Play At Queens’

Queens’ May Ball announces its first confirmed act: chart-topping band Bastille.

Owen Jones Snubs Union

Question Time regular Owen Jones turns down the chance to speak at the Cambridge Union.

Beard Bags Pin-Up Prize

Mary Beard has hit back at her critics by scooping a pin-up award.

Rod Runs For NUS President

Inanimate Carbon Rod #1 – your next NUS President?


A 3rd year at Fitz has become an overnight sensation on YouTube thanks to some help from a superstar DJ!


Cambridge’s most illustrious swap venue may have served students for the last time.

Exclusive: Varsity Trip 2012 Line Up Revealed!

Rob Da Bank and A. Skillz will be headlining this year’s Varsity Trip.


Deputy Editor JOHN BARDSLEY on how failure is your best option in week five.

Trenton Found Guilty

Trenton Oldfield has been found guilty of causing public nuisance.

Fez Faces Flattening…Again

JOHN BARDSLEY brings you an update on the future of our beloved Fez club.

Jesus May Ball

JOHN BARDSLEY is left feeling contented by a solid May Ball.

Rudimental Presents: Funkystepz

JOHN BARDSLEY struggles to explain how good this student clubnight was.


JOHN BARDSLEY brings you the music that can get you through exam term.

Cambridge Bass-ics

Bass addict JOHN BARDSLEY shows you where the beats are hiding in Cambridge.

Q & A: Camo & Krooked

In the first of a three part dance music series, JOHN BARDSLEY gets to know Austrian Drum & Bass superstars Camo & Krooked.


JOHN BARDSLEY falls head over heels for Ghostpoet.


JOHN BARDSLEY gets ravey at Boomslang.

Re:Generation Music Project

JOHN BARDSLEY has a lot of time for the Re:Generation Music Project. It’s quality and it’s free. What’s not to love?

Q & A: Rainy Boy Sleep

Ahead of James Morrison’s sold out show at the Corn Exchange on Friday, JOHN BARDSLEY catches up with support act, Rainy Boy Sleep.

Lent Term at The Junction

Want to expand your horizons? Or just be unable to hear the next day? JOHN BARDSLEY tells you how The Junction can help.

Clare Cellars

JOHN BARDSLEY can’t get enough of Clare Cellars.