Cambridge University students enjoy notorious 'Caesarian Sunday'

Cambridge University students enjoy notorious ‘Caesarian Sunday’ fancy-dress drink-up on college green before stripping off and jumping into river

Thousands of Cambridge University students yesterday enjoyed their notorious ‘Caesarian Sunday’ fancy-dress drink-up on the college green, before stripping off and jumping into the river.

The annual summer party took place officially for the first time in three years due to disruption from Covid, and the undergraduates were keen to make up for lost time.

The tradition originated more than 80 years ago when the Caesareans – the Jesus College drinking society – made the short walk to the greens to wrestle the Girton ‘Green Monsters’ in what became an annual fight.

The wrestling bout has since been banned but students have instead turned it into a drinking event – playing games with funnels, then stripping off and jumping in the River Cam.

Some students took part in a wheelbarrow race, while others were seen crowd surfing and playing cricket. Many dressed in costumes, including pink cowboy hats and an inflatable rhino costume.

Over the years professors at Jesus College have tried to persuade them to hold their traditional bash on its grounds, away from the public eye. But their attempts have failed because the undergraduates said they did not want to drink under supervision.

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on the River cam by Jesus Green in Cambridge

A student pours a can of beer down the throat of a colleague, who is dressed in a rhino costume, during the festivities

The annual summer party took place officially for the first time in three years due to disruption from Covid, and the undergraduates were keen to make up for lost time

The tradition originated more than 80 years ago when the Caesareans – the Jesus College drinking society – made the short walk to the greens to wrestle the Girton ‘Green Monsters’ in what became an annual fight

The wrestling bout has since been banned but students have instead turned it into a drinking event – playing games with funnels, then stripping off and jumping in the River Cam

Some students took part in a wheelbarrow race, while others were seen crowd surfing and playing cricket. Many dressed in costumes, including pink cowboy hats and an inflatable rhino costume

Over the years professors at Jesus College have tried to persuade them to hold their traditional bash on its grounds, away from the public eye

But their attempts have failed because the undergraduates said they did not want to drink under supervision

Around 2500 undergraduates made up for lost time as they spent the afternoon drinking at the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

The drunken revellers celebrated the start of the summer term by downing bottles of wine and cans of beer, with some throwing up and peeing in bushes as the afternoon went on

The university students began arriving for the annual event at about midday, wearing their university blazers or fancy dress and carrying bucket loads of booze

Two students enjoy a drink on the green as part of the annual Caesarian Sunday party, which has been a tradition for decades

A student pours a can of beer down the throat of a colleague, who is dressed in a rhino costume, during the festivities

Two students enjoy a drink on the green as part of the annual Caesarian Sunday party, which has been a tradition for decades

The tradition dates back more than 80 years and sees thousands of students enjoy a drink on the college green

Six police officers were drafted in to control the event in Cambridge and patrolled the park throughout the afternoon

Two girls carry an inflatable flamingo and drinks as they enjoy the festivities on the college green in Cambridge

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Two students enjoy a drink on the green as part of the annual Caesarian Sunday party, which has been a tradition for decades

Two students celebrate as they take part in the festivities – the first event in three years due to Covid restrictions

A young woman holding a can and a flag enjoys the event in Cambridge during the traditional festivities on Sunday

A group of friends enjoy a drink as they take part in the traditional Caesarian Sunday party in Cambridge

Two girls enjoy bottles as they take part in the traditional Caesarian Sunday party in Cambridge this weekend

Two students celebrate as they take part in the festivities – the first event in three years due to Covid restrictions

A student with an empty crate on his head rises above the crowd to enjoy the festivities on Caesarian Sunday

Two girls console a friend who appears worse for wear during the Caesarian Sunday festivities in Cambridge this weekend

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

The annual summer party took place officially for the first time in three years due to disruption from Covid, and the undergraduates were keen to make up for lost time

The tradition originated more than 80 years ago when the Caesareans – the Jesus College drinking society – made the short walk to the greens to wrestle the Girton ‘Green Monsters’ in what became an annual fight

The wrestling bout has since been banned but students have instead turned it into a drinking event – playing games with funnels, then stripping off and jumping in the River Cam

Some students took part in a wheelbarrow race, while others were seen crowd surfing and playing cricket. Many dressed in costumes, including pink cowboy hats and an inflatable rhino costume

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Thousands of Cambridge University students descended on a city centre park yesterday for the traditional event

Around 2500 undergraduates made up for lost time as they spent the afternoon drinking at the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Thousands of Cambridge University students descended on a city centre park yesterday for the traditional event

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Thousands of Cambridge University students yesterday enjoyed their notorious ‘Caesarian Sunday’ fancy-dress drink-up on the college green, before stripping off and jumping into the river

The drunken revellers celebrated the start of the summer term by downing bottles of wine and cans of beer

Two students enjoy themselves on the green as part of the annual Caesarian Sunday party, which has been a tradition for decades

Many students put on fancy dress as they enjoyed the Caesarian Sunday festivities on the college green

Cambridge University students enjoying the Caesarian Sunday party on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Thousands of Cambridge University students descended on a city centre park yesterday as their annual summer party 

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