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St John's Top 5: Anti-social behaviour

Student hijinks, excessive merry-making and general rowdiness appears to be an age-old problem in Cambridge. The notices below highlight some of the issues the University and the Colleges had to handle in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Permission to dine in a public house or tavern (Pembroke College 1785)

Shooting with pistols and duelling (1791)

Racing horses and placing bets (King's College 1803)

Driving carriages within the limits of the University (Clare Hall 1804)

Attending clubs or visiting public houses and taverns (Jesus College 1807)