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In pictures: Cambridge students mark end of term in extravagant style

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It is arguably one of the largest events in a Cambridge student’s social calendar.

Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year at the May Balls.

Dressed to the nines and still smiling after a night of partying, Cambridge students have celebrated the end of term at one of the university’s May Balls.

Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year
(Joe Giddens/PA)

The date is as famous for the morning after as the event itself as students, still immaculately dressed after dancing the night away, make their way home.

Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year at the May Ball
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students from Cambridge University make their way home after celebrating the end of the academic year at the May Ball
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students pose for photos outside Kings College at Cambridge University
(Joe Giddens/PA)

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Some could be seen relaxing on a punt on the River Cam while others enjoyed the morning in college gardens.

Students enjoy a punt ride along the River Cam after attending a May Ball at Cambridge University
(Joe Giddens/PA)
A student swims in the river after attending a May Ball at Cambridge University
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students enjoy a punt ride along the river Cam after attending a May Ball at Cambridge University
(Joe Giddens/PA)

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The ball dates back to 1866, and has become a tradition to mark the end of the academic year.

Students make their way home after attending a May Ball at Cambridge University
(Joe Giddens/PA)
A student swims in the River Cam after celebrating the end of the academic year
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Students make their way home after attending a May Ball
(Joe Giddens/PA)

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