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An early poem for the Cam

  • Posted on: 1 July 2021
  • By: Tony

Antony Carpen, community historian has dug up a poem about the Cam from the late 18th Century. Antony says: "A very old poem published in one of Cambridge’s earliest newspapers, the Cambridge Intelligencer was a short-lived radical newspaper active at the very end of the 18th Century. I spotted this poem about the River Cam in it, which will be of interest to today’s generation of residents and campaigners who very recently gathered to declare the Rights of the River Cam in June 2021."

A Poem for the Declaration of the Rights of the River Cam June 21st 2021 from Hannah Copley

  • Posted on: 26 June 2021
  • By: Tony

Hannah Charlotte Copley is a local doctor, climate activist, poet and Green Party City Councillor, who recognises the climate and ecological emergencies as the greatest impending threat to human health the world faces today. She wrote this spoken word poem for the Friends of the Cam Declaration of the Rights of the River Cam to express her feelings about inaction in the face of climate breakdown.