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Divestment Letter delivered to Trustees of Trinity College

10-12-2020

The University of Cambridge commits to divest fully from fossil fuels... by 2030

09-30-2020

The University of Cambridge has committed to divest all its investments from fossil fuels by 2030 - a step forwards, but far too late.

University divestment report summary

09-30-2020

Our last chance: will the University of Cambridge stop funding extinction?

09-26-2020

Our last chance: will the University of Cambridge stop funding extinction?

The media is controlled by 5 billionaires: Freedom of the press is a lie

09-22-2020

70% of the UK print media is owned by 5 billionaires, who use their newspapers as a platform for their own political agenda. The backlash against Extinction Rebellion for delaying newspaper distribution for a few hours proves that the UK does not have a free press.

Gonville and Caius College: You lied to me.

08-30-2020

A letter from an arrested alumnus of Gonville & Caius College

An open letter to Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

08-18-2020

It's time to divest from ecocidal industries.

The Naked Truth - 18/08/2020

08-17-2020

 A personal account of nudity as an act of protest.

University and colleges divestment update - 15/08/2020

08-14-2020

We're making progress

Press Release: Fresh wave of action against the University of Cambridge and its non-divested colleges after divestment deadline missed

08-01-2020

It is time for the University and its colleges to listen to their constituent parts and the city and world they exist in. We demand, on behalf of both town and gown, that the University of Cambridge and its 24 non-divested colleges divest their endowment funds immediately.

[Press release] Extinction Rebellion announce divestment demands for the University of Cambridge and its colleges

07-08-2020

The University and colleges are enabling and legitimising industries proven to be destroying the climate and harming millions of people - particularly in the Global South. In order to tackle their global hold, the fossil fuel industry and other ecocidal industries must have their social legitimacy removed, and the University must play its part in this.

[Press release] Extinction Rebellion Cambridge protest fossil fuel bailouts at oilfield giant Schlumberger

07-06-2020

XR returned to the Cambridge-based research centre of oilfield services giant Schlumberger today, highlighting its role in environmental destruction in a socially distanced protest.

Extinction Rebellion supports closure of Mill Road Bridge and calls for full pedestrianisation

06-23-2020

Extinction Rebellion backs "impressive" transport plans for Cambridgeshire, supports closure of Mill Road Bridge and calls for full Mill Rd pedestrianisation

Black Lives Matter: XRY demands Gonville & Caius College remove racist memorial window

06-11-2020

Anti-racism statement from East of England rebels

05-31-2020

XR Cambridge calls for transport justice from Cambridgeshire County Council

05-29-2020

Taking the time to let the emotions of grief run their course

05-27-2020

Our rebel Linda talks to us about grief.

Looking back on Rebel for Justice

05-18-2020

It’s hard to believe that just 3 months ago, rebels were beginning the biggest and most disruptive protest Cambridge has seen since Reclaim the Streets in 1996.

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge announce opening of new cycle lanes

05-15-2020

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge is delighted to announce the opening of two new cycle lanes in Cambridge to assist with social distancing in the city.

XR Youth Cambridge Expose Cambridge Oil Research Institute - CASP

05-09-2020

Extinction Rebellion Cambridge demands end to polluting industries as UK exits coronavirus lockdown

04-29-2020

XR Youth Cambridge marks BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill 10th anniversary with action at BP Institute

04-19-2020

COVID-19 Statement from XR Cambridge

03-20-2020

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, XR Cambridge and XR Youth Cambridge have postponed all in-person protests and gatherings until further notice.

A statement by an Extinction Rebellion Cambridge activist wrongfully arrested for an action she did not take part in

03-04-2020

Response to Anthony Browne MP’s statement in Parliament and wrongful arrest of XR Cambridge activist

03-04-2020

An Extinction Rebellion Cambridge activist was wrongfully arrested in the early hours of Wednesday for alleged involvement in the group’s removal of Cambridge University’s anti-bird nets on the West Cambridge site – an action she did not participate in.

Lawngate: a “step too far” on the road to climate justice?

02-22-2020

We are not here to win a popularity contest. We are here to sound the alarm and to create the tension that opens spaces for the change we so desperately need.

Flood victim from Lancashire thanks XR Cambridge

02-21-2020

Angie got in touch with us after seeing news coverage of our actions this week to thank us for calling attention to the climate emergency and issues of over-development. This is what she wrote.

A rebel responds to the action against Trinity College

02-20-2020

Yesterday, Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge dug up the lawn of Trinity College in what, to many people, was a wanton act of vandalism…

Why we swarm and disrupt the public

02-06-2020

For over three decades, activists have been calling for action on climate and environmental breakdown through conventional means. Despite this, we are on a cliff-edge…

XR Youth Cambridge protests University of Cambridge fossil fuel ties following BP’s fraudulent use of so-called low carbon funds

Extinction Rebellion Youth Cambridge protests University of Cambridge investments in response to news that BP funds fossil fuels extraction research with its “low carbon” money.

The University of Cambridge and its colleges must divest

It is time for the University and its colleges to listen to their constituent parts and the city and world they exist in. We demand, on behalf of both town and gown, that the University of Cambridge and its non-divested colleges divest their endowment funds immediately.