Thursday, February 14, 2008

Porn Kept in Cambridge University Library Tower

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/feb/14/7

The Guardian [UK]
14 February 2008

The secret love lives of the Victorians

Kathryn Hughes

For decades the Cambridge University Library Tower has been a source of excited mythmaking among undergraduates. No one quite knew what books were stored there, but that didn't stop them speculating. And by far the most common rumour doing the fevered rounds was that the tower was chock-full of Victorian porn, so filthy that the powers-that-be had decreed that no one would ever be allowed to set eyes on it. For, if they did, everyone involved would be struck blind. Or turned to stone. Or, worse still, have their reader's pass rescinded. [...]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/14/ncambridge114.xml

Daily Telegraph [UK]~
14 February 2008

Secrets of Cambridge 'porn' library revealed

By Stephen Adams

For decades generations of Cambridge undergraduates have fantasised about a secret stash of Victorian pornography in the university's library tower. [...]