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Quiet Period

The Quiet Period will take place this year from Wednesday 17 April until Friday 14 June.

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What is Quiet Period?

Quiet Period is designed to ensure the College environment is reimagined as a study space. We have several noise, environmental and social allowances and restrictions to help make the campus as study friendly as possible.


Restrictions and Allowances

Noise restrictions
  • No amplified music to be played in any public room or outside space (without exception) over the Quiet Period.
  • Gardening work deemed as noisy will be planned for no earlier than 9am.
Noise Allowances
  • Please note that there are unavoidable building works ongoing on campus this academic year.
  • The Club Room can play music at a reasonable ‘background music’ level. 
  • The weekly brass band practice in the Lee Hall is allowable.
  • Amplified music or entertainment is not permitted in any public room or outside space during the Quiet Period, except for BOPs and the Howler.
  • The library clock will not be silenced as it is a useful study marker and traditional anchor of college life for so many students.
Gathering restrictions
  • No Garden parties without permission from both the Deputy Senior Tutor and Domestic Bursar.
  • Barbeques restricted to 10 people at any time.
Gathering Allowances
  • Some low-key Friday and Saturday evening events may still be offered by the College. A curfew of 9pm is planned for any event held.
  • The College's cultural and intellectual life will continue during Quiet Period with a full schedule of lectures, exhibitions and Formal Halls.

Support for Students

Library support 

During this time the library offer:

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits every Wednesday in the Library foyer from 24 April to 12 June at 15.30. 
  • Book display on revision techniques, exams and finishing a dissertation in April.
  • Wellbeing resources such as mindful colouring, desk-yoga sheets, Mindful May (Action for Happiness) calendars and a new book display will be available throughout May.
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  • Jigsaw borrowing.
Wellbeing Support
  • We will have a number of wellbeing activities throughout Easter Term which aim to encourage you to take regular breaks from your studies and engage in self-care.
  • Please reach out to your Tutor if you have any issues or care needs.
  • You are also welcome to engage with our Student Support Advisor where needed. 

What's on

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Art Exhibition: 'Life Within Landscapes'

09/06/2024 at 10.00

Explore ҹѰ's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', showcasing works by three Cambridge-based female contemporary artists, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

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May Bumps Marquee 2024

14/06/2024 at 14.00

Join us by the riverside to cheer on ҹѰ Boat Club's crews!

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ҹѰ Garden Party 2024

16/06/2024 at 14.30

Join us at ҹѰ for an afternoon of music and light refreshments in the College grounds.

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The Mary Bevan Recital: Lola Frisby Williams (clarinet) & Imaan Kashim (violin)

16/06/2024 at 19.00

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition.

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ҹѰ May Ball 2024: Dreamscapes

21/06/2024 at 20.00

Step from one dreamscape to the next, on a journey from restful lullabies to surrealist whimsy to thrilling nightmares, and emerge forever changed…