Pages from the Fresher's Don't

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The tongue-in-cheek information was written by St John’s scholar, Arthur John Story

Undergraduates have been inspired to smoke however informed to not use tea cosies in a Victorian information to scholar life.

The Brisker’s Do not was revealed in 1893 for Cambridge College college students.

It’s on show at an exhibition at St John’s College, which was then an all-male institution.

The information consists of recommendation on the other intercourse, together with “to not get too acquainted” with the landlady’s daughter – and a reminder to not “converse to ladies with out introduction”.

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It highlights difficulties in assembly “girls of his personal station” and reminds him he shouldn’t shout whereas enjoying “Footer”

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Arthur Story would have had a room much like this one, the place he suggested freshers to supply tea, espresso and tobacco “whether or not you smoke your self or not”

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The exhibition features a of Cuthbert Holthouse, the final St John’s scholar to obtain a wood spoon for coming backside of the category in Maths

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Letters, examination papers and accounts are additionally on show