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Sun, 3rd Aug 2008

St John's College

Sarah Castor-Perry

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The most famous part of St Johnís is known as the Bridge of Sighs Ė one of the collegeís two bridges over the Cam (itís the only college to have two bridges). It is modelled on the original Bridge of Sighs in Venice, but as anyone who has seen the Venetian original will realise, it doesnít look much like it, except that it has tall sides and a roof.St John Another interesting fact is that St Johnís College fellows are the only people apart from the Royal Family who are legally allowed to eat swans. There are swan traps in the walls of the college by the river, but these are no longer used.


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