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A footnote (1931)

A footnote in a lighter vein to the record of the first Decennial Celebration in 1931.

Professor Heinrich Hermelink of Marburg, who was to lecture to a distinguished university audience, unfortunately became indisposed. Dr Flew fearful lest the visitors should be disappointed suggested various remedies in vain; the Professor agonisingly clasping his stomach could only assure him that nothing but cognac would avail. Mrs Flew was at that time prominent on the committee of the Cambridge branch of the British Women's Temperance Association, but to meet this crisis she courageously sallied forth into King Street and managed to secure a bottle of brandy.

Professor Hermelink duly delivered his lecture at the appointed hour.


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