The annual “Twilight at the Museums” event will be held online this yearLouis Ashworth

Twilight (away from) the Museums 

From the 15th February, coinciding with half term, the University of Cambridge’s museums (and botanical garden) will hold their annual “Twilight at the Museums” event online.

In previous years the museums have opened their doors outside of normal visiting hours to let families explore their collections at night. Due to the current restrictions, a series of fun twilight-themed online activities, games and videos inspired by their collections will be published on their Facebook instead.

Trying out stargazing and making shadow puppets have been teased as potential activities… 


Coulters estate agents recently carried out a survey of 50 of the most populated towns and cities in the UK to determine which were the most pet-friendly - with Cambridge making number eight on the list!

The ranking was calculated using scores across five categories, from the number of dog friendly restaurants, to the number of walking routes, nature parks, dog and cat groomers and the number of pet-friendly properties to rent.

While cities such as Southampton and Norwich topped the table due to their high numbers of dog walking routes and nature parks respectively, Cambridge still managed to rank one place higher than Oxford. 

Deliveroo delights!

Following the closure of all UK restaurants (except for takeaway), many companies have turned to Deliveroo in order to continue serving British customers their dishes. This has benefitted Deliveroo’s “Cambridge Editions” kitchen. Part of the scheme launched in 2017, this is a purpose-built facility which caters entirely for Deliveroo takeaways.

For example, starting from 9th February you will be able to order a meal from Shake Shack, the famous American burger joint which opened its first UK restaurant in Covent Garden, and has stayed London-based until now.

Dishoom, the popular Indian restaurant, which is also primarily based in London, announced last month that they too would be joining the dark kitchen to an enthusiastic response from foodies.

Dishoom and Shake Shack join other chains such as The Athenian, Burger and Lobster, The Ice Cream Store and Ahi Poke. 

Military grade masks?

A Cambridge grad’s company, Cambridge Mask Co, has achieved record growth since the start of the coronavirus pandemic: the number of company employees more than quadrupled from 18 to 80, their sales rose by 1,000% and they now provide masks to customers in over 100 different countries.

Christopher Dobbing founded the company in 2015 with the initial aim of providing masks which could protect children and adults from air pollution. The masks use military grade filtration technology designed for situations of chemical, nuclear or biological warfare, with the three layer design offering a 99.6% viral filtration efficiency.

When purchasing masks, individuals should be aware that masks with valves are not advised by the World Health Organisation