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24.12.10. A traditional ghost story for Christmas in Cambridge

Each winter as Christmas draws closer and the nights darken, Fellows and Junior Members of St John’s College, Cambridge, gather with their friends to hear ghost stories read in the Combination Room. This year for the first time people all over the world are able to get a glimpse of this magical event by listening to an abridged version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol read by Professor David Frost, a former Fellow of the college. A magnificent gallery on the first floor of a building dating back more than 400 years, the Combination Room makes the perfect setting for tales that send a shiver down the spine. Coal fires burn in the massive grates, dozens of candles are lit, and the heavy silk curtains are drawn to create an atmosphere that takes the audience back in time. Read full text