Pubs, pints, and paintings: Your last pre-corona Cambridge snaps
We asked you for your saddest, happiest, funniest and uh, most “normal” pics pre-pandemic
Ah, the 15th of March 2020 – when we all thought the worst thing to happen would be the cancellation of a bop, and we’d all be back in time for KA and a (un)healthy dose of exam stress. Weren’t we dumb?
To romanticise the past, we asked and loads of you submitted your fateful Images Taken Moments Before Disaster to us, and we’ve selected our favourites – peep em out.
Arran, HSPS at Christ’s
Smexie and hot first submission from second-year Arran, taken at the final Grandma Groove. Given it was a week before term ended, likely not his last and just forged to make him look cute for the article. I see you Arran, I’ll allow it.
Christ’s Art Society
Unelaborated, heart-wrenching and melancholic; it’s no Rembrandt, but you don’t need to be an art critic to feel the pain of this final pic from Christ’s Art Soc. Hope McDonalds see this bro x
Elliot Zhou, Architecture at Eddies
“This is our last physical submission at [the] department of architecture, probably the only physical submission of across different years of the department.” A shockingly sweet picture, and the project looking sickening
Anonymous, College of Hard Knocks
In light of the announcement that sex with people outside of your household is illegal in the U.K. as of this week, this hits hard Luv 🙁 stay strong, chads
Rushabh, Engineering at Sidney Sussex
Adorable submission from Rushabh – more so if we ignore the foreshadowing. Remember when the trees were bare? 🙁
Floss, Engineering at Magdalene
“21st Birthday in Magdalene the night that everyone got sent home” – to think Girton Spring Ball went ahead and Magdalene bop didn’t…lit rally madness.
David Hoey, Plant Science PhD at Girton
— David J. Hoey (@DavidJHoey) April 28, 2020
Enjoy these utterly gorgeous images from David, who is now yet to prove that there is a part of his life that is not plant related
Eleanor, Medicine at Emmanuel
On the topic of plants, we have this adorable submission from Eleanor: “Last normal pic from Cambridge! Saturday 14th March: picnic in the botanical gardens”
Sophia, HSPS at Robinson
Loving this utterly wholesome pic from Sophia, and even more loving the fashion that we are served here. Drop the Pinterest ladies.
Amy, Law at Corpus
“Mathematical Bridge in Pride colours and Bridge of Sighs from a punt” – both taken “way back when”.
Millie, History at Christ’s
Katie, English at Churchill
“Not strictly the last but can pretend it was because the other one is horrific – at Grantchester drinking overpriced drinks with friends to celebrate finishing term 🥺🥺” – We Want the Real Pics 🤬 but this is cute so I’ll let it slide.
Edan, History at Emmanuel
Thanks Edan, Very Cool!
Harriet, Classics at Newnham
“Taken the day before I got kicked out from Cambridge (though it does look empty already!)” feat. Newnham looking gorg as per. It really do feel like pure shit, just want her back x