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This list also covers academics who have held significant positions at Cambridge but were never attendees in the sense of being students Bwithh 05:29, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
As far as the list is concerned, I don't see any mention of those who were "students" and those who were not. If what you say is true, the intro paragraph should be changed. Pepsidrinka 05:33, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Changed the intro para to alumni and members. Bwithh 05:39, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
In strong support of Pepsidrinka's suggestion above, it seems to make a lot of sense to create a new category, List of University of Cambridge attendees and get the category populated, so attendee's affiliation with the university is established. The list could include attendees and faculty. Also, is the official name Cambridge University, or University of Cambridge; I see both throughout this site with no consistency.
The official name is "University of Cambridge"; "Cambridge University" is commonly used in conversation and writing. I prefer "people" over "attendees" (I don't think faculty "attend" an institution... its something students do) and dont really see the point of a new category with a minor one word name change. Bwithh 19:31, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
The category name List of University of Cambridge people is fine and even good, but the category doesn't appear to be listed in the category section on most University of Cambridge people pages. That would be a nice addition, I think, to all of these biographical pages.
Actually, this is a list, not a category. It could be turned into a category, and you could paste it on all the alumni article pages, but this would take some effort. Also, this is a selective list. The bar of selection is moderate but there is one nonetheless. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of alumni/people/attendees etc. Bwithh 23:13, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
University of Cambridge people would make a great category; most colleges and universities have such a category and Cambridge is one of the few that doesn't.
Unlike other lists of university people, this list doesn't specify what a given affiliate is famous for e.g. mathematics, economics, etc. Is there a reason for this? User:Warrickball 17:41, 13 March 2007 (GMT)
Before part of University, or before being at Cambridge?
What view do we take of people who attended colleges before they were part of the University, or even before the college was in Cambridge? Do we think that folk who were at Homerton when it was in Hackney can reasonably be regarded as "University of Cambridge members"? I imagine that the people concerned didn't think of themselves in that way in their lifetime. I realise that in some cases it's rather difficult to know whewre to draw the line, as colleges developed progressively closer association with the University. David Biddulph (talk) 15:05, 22 June 2010 (UTC)