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Hobson’s Conduit: Cambridge’s Unique Watercourse

Wednesday 11th November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Hobson’s Conduit and Hobson’s Brook have been providing fresh chalk stream water to the heart of Cambridge for over 400 years.  This illustrated talk will explore the history, geography and current state of this complex watercourse, including the present day management issues faced by Hobson’s Conduit Trust.



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There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after Howard’s talk. Questions or comments should be submitted as follows:-

  • participants joining via ‘Zoom’ should submit their questions by typing them into the ‘Zoom Chat’ window, and
  • those joining via telephone, by e-mail to:- library@gmail.com

Notes on the Speaker:

Howard Slatter is a retired teacher of mathematics, with a keen interest in natural history, local history and the environment.  He lives in Trumpington, through which much of Hobson’s Brook flows, and has been a Trustee of Hobson’s Conduit Trust since 2008.  He is currently chairman of the Trust. The Trust is the body which, on behalf of Cambridge City Council and Cambridge University, is responsible for maintaining a good flow of water in the Conduit and overseeing the general health of the Brook and its immediate surroundings.



Book now for this fascinating talk – Hobson’s Conduit: Cambridge’s Unique Watercourse

Hobson’s Conduit Trust Website: https://hobsonsconduittrust.org

Painting by Unknown artist.  Painting,(1629)


Wednesday 11th November 2020
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


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