Guest ad-ARO-ble Posted September 7, 2016 Share Posted September 7, 2016 (I'm not sure that this is quite the right place for this topic, move it if necessary) As clickbaity as the title may seem, this seems to be a genuine tradition at Cambridge University. Let me explain. So, I'll be at Cambridge in October, and I have been told (on a couple of occasions) that at some point, my "College Parents" will get in touch. So, I looked into the college parent scheme. First thing I find is that the "college families" can be quite incestuous - that is that college siblings might get together with each other or their parents. I noticed nothing wrong here, they're all roughly the same age. Next thing I find is "College Marriage", because of course, Cambridge haven't got the hang of this single parent thing. Apparently the proposals can be quite spectacular. I was of course still thinking that there was some kind of romance involved. Then, I find out that the all female colleges have this system too. Maybe its slightly different? Maybe there are enough lesbians. Then I find out that some people will have 3 college parents. This is when it all adds up. At Cambridge (and apparently Oxford too), platonic "marriages" happen. And some people are serious about it. (This was the first time I saw it directly mention that it wasn't necessarily romantic, although it can be). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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