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Bored and looking for something to do with your fingers? Why not try speed-cubing at a central London pop-up?

Nick Kew

40 years

What exactly is this 40 years next year an anniversary of?

It's already more than 40 years since I first saw the "magic cube" - though not yet the name Rubik. I remember it well: a couple of weeks in the summer of '79 to get a taster of Cambridge before going up in earnest for the autumn term. John Conway demonstrated the cube during a (suitably lighthearted) lecture to us.

After that, I was one of many who bought a cube for myself sometime during my first term there (autumn 1979).

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