29 Facts About Cambridge Union

1. Cambridge Union is served by Cambridge Union University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with several smaller medical centres in the city and a teaching hospital at Addenbrooke's.

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2. Cambridge Union contains the Kettle's Yard gallery and the artist run organisations Aid and Abet, Cambridge Art Salon, and Changing Spaces.

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3. Cambridge Union is known for the sporting events between the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, especially the rugby union Varsity Match and the Boat Race, though many of these do not take place within Cambridge.

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4. Cambridge Union is home to two Real Tennis courts out of just 42 in the world at Cambridge University Real Tennis Club.

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5. Cambridge Union has its own airport; Cambridge Union Airport was used mainly by charter and training flights as well as to fly in aircraft for maintenance.

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6. The city centre of Cambridge Union is mostly commercial, historic buildings, and large green areas such as Jesus Green, Parker's Piece and Midsummer Common.

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7. Cambridge Union is situated about 50 miles north-by-east of London.

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8. Cambridge Union is one of five districts within the county of Cambridgeshire, and is bordered on all sides by the mainly rural South Cambridgeshire district.

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9. Cambridge Union is a non-metropolitan district served by Cambridge City Council.

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10. Cambridge Union is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university.

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11. Cambridge Union is unusual among cities inside Route 128 in having a non-MWRA water supply.

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12. Cambridge Union is served by the Cambridge Union Chronicle, the oldest surviving weekly paper in the United States.

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13. Cambridge Union has three district public high school programs, the principal one being Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

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14. Cambridge Union is perhaps best known as an academic and intellectual center.

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15. Cambridge Union was a county seat of Middlesex County, along with Lowell, until the abolition of county government.

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16. Cambridge Union is split between Massachusetts's 5th and 7th US congressional districts.

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17. In September 2011, the City of Cambridge Union launched the "Entrepreneur Walk of Fame" initiative.

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18. Cambridge Union is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

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19. Cambridge Union does very well when the quality of research is tested.

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20. Cambridge Union is the only university that still has this characteristic.

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21. Cambridge Union is usually ranked in the world's top five universities.

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22. Cambridge Union is in a holding pattern while the banks, hospital and Infrastructure Ontario sort out the next steps to get the job done.

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23. On 9 May 2011, the Cambridge Union launched its online public video service CUS-Connect, whereby recordings of past events and interviews were uploaded for free viewing.

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24. Cambridge Union was famous within the University for having a very long and complicated constitution; it is a common rumour that the constitution is longer than the entire Constitution of Canada.

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25. Cambridge Union is an organisation that was founded and is headed by students.

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26. Cambridge Union receives no formal funding from the University and raises funds for event expenses and building maintenance through membership fees and sponsorship.

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27. Cambridge Union is sometimes confused with the Cambridge University Students' Union, the student representative body set up in 1971; consequently, the term 'President of the Union' may cause confusion.

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28. Cambridge Union has hosted political and other figures in its chamber, both state—and international-based, including the Dalai Lama, President Ronald Reagan, Professor Germaine Greer, Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, and Clint Eastwood.

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29. Additionally, the Cambridge Union has served as a model for the foundation of similar societies at several other prominent universities, including the Oxford Union and the Yale Political Union.

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