King's in the spotlight at the 800th Finale

A light show projected onto King's this weekend at the University of Cambridge's 800th Anniversary Finale. The show was designed by light artist Ross Ashton and projected onto the Gibbs' Building and the Chapel, as well as the University's Senate House and Old Schools buildings.

A year ago, the 800th Anniversary celebrations started with a light show about the University's past achievements. The light show for the Finale was bigger and used images from the transformative research happening now at the University. It also included a laser show in the First Court of the College.

The head of the 800th anniversary celebrations Geoff Morris said, 'Eight centuries of achievement have left Cambridge with plenty to celebrate, but the best way to bring the anniversary programme to a close is by looking forward to the next 800 years.'

The show ran 16 - 18 January (Saturday - Monday) and visitors followed a walk from Senate House Yard, down Senate House Passage and into King’s College to see all the show. See the route map for the Finale.

For more information about the other 800th celebrations that took place throughout 2009, see the 800th Anniversary website.

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University of Cambridge logo on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Light show on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
University of Cambridge logo on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
University of Cambridge logo on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Coloured lights on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Coloured lights on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Light show on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Coloured lights on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building
Light show on the Chapel and Gibbs' Building

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11 January 2010