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WW2 operational airfields in the UK
Read the story behind this map and visit any of the operational WW2 UK RAF and USAAF airfieldsdetails
Two very special Christmas events at Gt St Mary's Church
Carol Concert and Christmas Tree Festival for the homeless and the Arthur Rank Hospicedetails
Some of the things that we do
An engineering challenge for school children who bravely craft their materials into ingenious solutions. Rotarian Graeme Minto, founder of Domino Printing Sciences, led the judging. Picture from Cambridge News.details
What we do outside Rotary
Rotarian Ed Coe was a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a partner of Davis Langdon which became one of the foremost QS firms in the UK and latterly worldwide.details
Talks we Enjoyed
This page gives a synopsis of some fascinating recent talks at our club including those by Sir Anthony Brenton, Professor Christopher Dobson and Dr Andy Williams VP of AstraZeneca in Cambridge.details
|DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES NEEDED!
If you have a business please join Marks & Spencer and Premier Travel and dozens of other local business organisations in taking part in the Rotary Club of Cambridge's Christmas Tree Festival in Great St Mary's Church in the centre of Cambridge.
You simply need a decorated tree for this fund-raising event and are welcome to place an A3 size advertisement beneath the tree.
This year we would also like to ask families to supply a commemorative tree to remember a family member or to celebrate an event in their lives over the past year.
Please contact our Vice-President John Martin for full details
Rotary World Polio Day
To celebrate World Polio Day on 24th October, Rotary has a day of fun events planned at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, where members from right across the Rotary family will join together to mark the final push to rid the world of polio, and you're all invited!
This free celebration event will include planting more than 30,000 crocus corms in the park, and we will be joined by Purple4Polio Ambassadors Ade Adepitan and Julia Roberts, along with a host of other guests and Olympic Park volunteers.
Rotary GBI President Denis Spiller will be bringing his Purple4Polio Beetle ahead of May’s Rotary tour and Rotarian Mark Tredwin will also be showing off his Purple4Polio Caterham Acadamy racing car, which has been helping drive awareness during our polio campaign.
Agrieneth Mascule, an African woman who came to speak to our Club recently, has by her own efforts and with help from her local Rotary Club been able to come to this country in order to promote international understanding and help education in Botswana.
Agrieneth is a teacher from a rural area in Botswana who has been working with the Rotary Club of Gaborone for several years.
District 1080, the Rotary district for East Anglia, was looking for a suitable candidate for a Rotary scholarship and the Rotary club of Cambridge Sawston agreed to sponsor Agrieneth and apply for a Global Grant.
The third member of Cambridge's business community joins us this year.
Welcome to venture capitalist Robert Hook
Robert was born in Cambridge and has lived here and in the surrounding villages all his life.
After joining Cambridge Consultants he took time off to do research at Cambridge University Engineering Department, joining Trinity College and obtaining a PhD in 1973. Returning to the business world he rejoined Cambridge Consultants, shortly thereafter joining the board, where his focus migrated to the commercial exploitation of technology, principally through the creation of new businesses.
In 1985, with the support of his colleages at CCL, he left to form Prelude Ventures, a venture capital company financing early stage technology businesses. He counts himself extraordinarily lucky for being part of the evolving high tech scene, sometimes referred to as the Cambridge Phenomenon, before selling his interest to Esprit Capital Partners and retiring in 2010.
He is married with four children and 9 grandchildren. Aside from parenting and grand parenting in his own family, he has also supported for some years an African boy Okeyo and through him his family and village.
He has a strong interest in classical music and about 10 years ago became Chairman of the Cambridge Philharmonic.
Our photo shows Robert on the right with President Julian Landy
More about our Club
Rotary International is an association of business and professional men and women, committed to using their time, training and experience to serving the community.
We could use your skills, knowledge and input to take part in local, national and international humanitarian opportunities to help others.
We meet every Tuesday, mainly for lunch, but once a month for breakfast and also for an evening meal, at the Gonville Hotel Cambridge.
If you are interested in finding out how to join us please email our Club Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Cambridge? You may find these links helpful during your stay:
If you are a visiting Rotarian you are welcome to come and see us for lunch on Tuesdays.
Use this link to do so.
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 20th October - Sunday 22nd October
Visit to Rotary Club of Siena
Members and friends visiting Siena and Pisadetails
Tuesday 24th October 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Rose Dawson presenting the Bantaba Project
Host - Sally Stewart; Cashier - Joshua Vanneck; Reception - Jenny Shaw
Tuesday 31st October 19.00 -
Dinner meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Penny Walkinshaw, Deputy H.M. Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, 'An opportunity round every corner';
Host - Philip James; Reception - Sally Stewart; Equipment & Projection - Jo Chan
Tuesday 7th November 11.45 - (members only)
Public Image Committee Meeting
Public Image Committee meeting to be held at the Gonville Hotel
Tuesday 7th November 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Meeting details TBA
Host - Colin Smith; Cashier - Paul Henry; Reception - John Barrett; Equipment - Graeme Minto; Projection - Graeme Minto
Tuesday 7th November 18.00 - (members only)
Tuesday 14th November 07.30 -
Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Cashier - Anthony Nix
Tuesday 14th November 13.00 -
Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel
Patrick Colquhoun: 'Medical Support in Romania - A 27 year relationship';
Host - David Ball; Cashier - Graeme Minto; Reception - John Mott; Equipment - Andrew Priest; Projection - Andrew Priest
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Please give notice of intention to attend by noon on the Friday before by clicking the homepage 'How to contact us' or 'Visiting Rotarian' button