30 things you never knew about the UK's universities
From sightings of ghosts and monsters to traditions of streaking and sunrise sea dips, the revelations are here.
As thousands of new students take up places at universities across the UK, we’ve collated 30 fun facts you may not know about some of them.
Did you know that Byron kept a tame bear at Cambridge after his pet dog was banned?
Ever heard of a racing car powered by chocolate and steered by carrots?
Know where Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Coldplay played some of their very first gigs?
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
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