Free School Lane

Free School Lane runs from Bene’t Street to Pembroke Street in Cambridge. Here is a view near the Bene’t Street end, and you can just see the craft shop at the end. Just a few doors down Bene’t Street is the Eagle pub.

That’s where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had unlocked the structure of DNA.

Watson and Crick worked at the Cavendish Laboratory, which until 1974 was here in Free School Lane. Turn around from this shot and walk back down towards Pembroke Street and the laboratory is on the left.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this David! I often wonder what feet have walked, gone before in places I’ve been, and this street is worn smooth by them… How lovely!


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