The first woman on the moon could be St Catharine’s College Cambridge alumna, Kayla Barron.US National Archives


Cambridge-based taxi company, Panther Taxis, are offering their services to provide free transport to and from vaccination appointments (up to the value of £10). This is available to people who would otherwise have been unable to travel safely to their appointments, such as those without their own transport and those who are vulnerable, requiring ‘door to door’ assistance or financial support.

In order to ensure the journeys are as safe as possible drivers and passengers must wear face coverings, the vehicle must be using partitions and will be cleaned between journeys. Hand sanitiser will be available and all payments are contactless. 

Welcome to Zombieland!

Cambridge has been ranked as the best city in the UK for surviving a zombie apocalypse. The unconventional study was commissioned by energy comparison site, SaveOnEnergy, and 40 cities were rated based on eight self-sustainability factors, such as the number of farmers per city and the highest numbers of operational wind farms. 

While Cambridge ranked first, with Swansea and Belfast close behind, Oxford was revealed as the city where you would be the least likely to survive, #GDBO. 

One small step for (wo)man

Cambridge Alumna and NASA astronaut, Kayla Barron, has been selected as one of eighteen astronauts for the Artemis Team. 

The Artemis programme plans to land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024.  There are also plans to establish sustainable human presence on the moon by the end of the decade. Barron will not only be eligible to go on this mission to the moon, but will also be a vital part of the team’s preparation. 

Having been a Gates Cambridge scholar, Barron graduated with a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, and is currently a lieutenant commander in the US Navy. She was also one of the first female US officers to serve onboard a submarine. 

Frankenstein’s ghost: spotted!

A ghostly figure resembling Frankenstein’s monster was spotted in a window of a University of Cambridge building on Sidgwick Avenue last Saturday night (16/01). The father and son who noticed the shadow with such an uncanny monstrous resemblance returned the next day (bringing along home-made ghostbusting equipment) but the figure was gone. 

An explanation can probably be found amongst the collection of statues housed in Sidgwick Avenue’s Museum of Classical Archaeology. Cambridge News suggested Frankenstein’s monster could have actually been the Farnese Hercules, an enormous statue of the Greek hero with his club… but who really knows?