A good news round-up from Queens'

In these difficult times, it can be easy for good news and positive messages to get lost. Introducing a round-up of good news stories from Queens' and beyond!

The University of Cambridge will be taking a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced on Tuesday by the Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser.
Although the Botanic Garden, where Queens' Fellow Professor Beverley Glover is director, has had to close, they are posting beautiful spring pictures on their social media channels, including a plant quiz on their Facebook page.
This week marks the 590th anniversary of the birth of one of our founding Queens, Margaret of Anjou, who was born on 23rd March 1430. More information on Queen Margaret here.
The JCR committee have set up a page on their website with information for students. Alongside links to NHS advice and an archive of official communications, these pages also contain online platforms for students to meet virtually (including a minecraft server!) and a 'Queens' Festival of Ideas' handbook with more than 100 recommendations of books, films, podcasts and TV series!
The JCR are continuing with their Humans of Queens' series, a series of short features introducing students and staff of the College. The full series can be found on their instagram, @queens_jcr.
On Wednesday, the MCR held a virtual 'Tea Time' online, to give our postgraduate students a chance to catch up with one another whilst remaining in their isolation. Members joined from the US, Spain, Australia and the UK.
You can take a virtual tour of Kettle's Yard Art Gallery in Cambridge through their website, with information about their collection and the history of the gallery.



  1. Coronavirus COVID-19; Credit: gianniskorentzelos
  2. The Cambridge University Botanic Garden, via Facebook
  3. Queen Margaret of Anjou
  4. Humans of Queens' on Instagram, via Queens'_JCR
  5. Humans of Queens' on Instagram, via Queens'_JCR
  6. A screenshot of the MCR virtual tea time, thanks to Elizabeth Weir.
  7. Kettle's Yard, from their website.

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