Academics & Other Animals: In the Footsteps of Famous Alumni

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Cambridge is a small town with a big reputation, responsible for countless contributions to the studies of science, literature and mathematics. But what about the stories behind the discoveries? 

This quest will take you on a fun and informative tour of some of the places that helped shape many of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers and scientists. 

Bring your academic wanderlust and a sense of humour – nature lovers and animal enthusiasts particularly welcome! 


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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • Follow a trail of small paths and picturesque alleyways to learn the captivating story of some of Cambridge’s most notable Alumni.

  • Find out who unraveled the shape of DNA, who discovered the electron, and who invented the computer.

  • Locations include the University Library, the oldest Cambridge College, and even a world-famous pub!


You are an Uncanny Zoologist, performing experiments with the weirdest and most magical creatures in the world.

You arrive at the entrance to the hidden lab and discover with a shock that it’s wide-open. Disaster! All of the Uncanny Animals have escaped. Somebody must have released them! These experiments are top-secret. The University has been hiding them for hundreds of years. If anyone sees them there will be chaos!

You have to catch them, and QUICK - before something Uncanny happens!

Experience's route


Places you will visit


It will take you

152-182 mins

You will walk

4070 steps

Total distance

3.1 km

  • You can stop for a break any time
  • Fun to do as a couple
  • Bring water with you
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