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A Victorian guide to Cambridge student life | BBC

Male undergraduates were encouraged to smoke but told they would regret using tea cosies in a Victorian guide to student life.

The Fresher’s Don’t was published in 1893 for Cambridge University students. It is on display at an exhibition at St John’s College, which was then an all-male establishment.

The guide includes advice on the opposite sex, including “not to get too familiar” with the landlady’s daughter – and a reminder not to “speak to girls without introduction”.

Read more on the BBC website: A Victorian guide to Cambridge student life | BBC

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