A warm welcome to all the new freshers of 2017 and to our usual readers and contributors! Notes is a student-run journal released fortnightly in Cambridge. We publish essays, creative writing, art, photography; anything that involves and would stimulate original thought. You do not need to be a student, nor do you need to be at either … More Welcome!
A Preface in One-Hundred Words ‘An idea is a luminous thing, and it is light.’ – Thomas Stell Footnotes III celebrates brevity, being filled with sketches, tweets, poems, micro stories and snapshots, each offered up in one-hundred words of prose or six lines of poetry, or less. We are grateful for contributions from Denise Riley, … More Footnotes III & Garden Party
As Easter Term looms, we’re happy to announce our final Notes publication of the year – footnotes III, the third instalment of our annual micro-fiction issue.
In our final fortnightly issue of the academic year, in collaboration with Cambridge PEN, this week’s Notes hinges upon concepts of translation in all its variety.
When the Hulagu Khan’s army sacked Baghdad in 1258, survivors said the Tigris ran black for three days. Thousands of manuscripts of philosophy and literature, science and mathematics, amassed during the city’s age of translation were flung into the river, “translated back in diluted ink.”