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Records of Cambridge University Orienteering Club, 1970 - 2013

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.116

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Records containing both names and home addresses are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation, under data protection legislation.

Biographical / Historical

The club (CUOC) was founded in Michaelmas term 1970 by John Coxon (Peterhouse) and Martin Brown (Jesus College) to pursue 'a map-reading sport of Scandinavian origins'. Orienteering is a forest sport in which competitors try to navigate their way around a course of given control points, equipped only with maps and compass. Further information about the club (as at Sept. 2014) is on its website at


1 linear metre(s) (1 metre) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were presented to the University Archives by Joseph Hobbs on 19 and 24 June 2014.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers 2nd series, Societies 129).


The online catalogue was completed in Sept. 2014.


Cambridge University Orienteering Club

Finding aid date

2014-09-03 17:09:52+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom