Cambridge Missionary Group: Magazine

Scope and Content

Cambridge Missionary Group magazine, issues 1-29, 1929-1940, 1977 and 1990-1999.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cambridge Missionary Group was comprised of students from Cambridge University who graduated in 1928 or 1929 and were members of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (C.I.C.C.U.). Many of the group's members became clergymen, others were doctors, schoolmasters or engineers, and some served as missionaries in Africa and China. The group called itself the 'Cambridge Missionary Group 1925-1926', then the 'Cambridge Missionary Group 1925-1928', and finally became the 'Cambridge Missionary Group 1928'.

The society's magazine was comprised of letters from members to the editor, with a full membership list at the end. It ran twice-yearly until 1937, yearly until 1940, then lapsed until it was revived at the instigation of Kenneth Hooker, with one issue in 1977, and then yearly issues, 1990-1999. The final two issues, 1998-1999, were shared with the surviving members of the similar 'Cambridge Missionary Fellowship 1930'.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr Mike Griffiths, April 2000, on behalf of, and with a covering letter from Dr Norman James, the editor of the issues for 1990-1999.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed description of the collection in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.