Cambridge University students strip off for racy naked calendar


Winning streak! Cambridge University students strip off for racy calendar with nothing but athletic equipment to cover their modesty to raise money for mental health charity

  • Athletes from Cambridge University have stripped naked to pose for their 2021 calendar across the city  
  •  Nearly 80 Stars from the netball, gymnastics and American football teams were among the students that used equipment from their sports to cover up their private parts – sometimes with just inches to spare
  •  Students gathered at various spots – including the Grantchester Meadows and the university’s archaeology museum – to take the racy snaps this summer

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Athletes from Cambridge University have stripped naked to pose for their 2021 calendar.

The cheeky pictures are part of an annual tradition at the top University, which this year saw 78 students from 12 teams bare all and pose in the city’s world famous sites completely nude.     

Stars from the netball, gymnastics and American football teams were among the students that used equipment from their sports to cover up their private parts – sometimes with just inches to spare. 

More balls please! Athletes from Cambridge University have stripped naked to pose for their 2021 calendar. Pictured: The Tennis team pose at Cambridge’s Earth Science museum for the July page

No footwork! The cheeky pictures are part of an annual tradition at the top University, which this year saw 78 students from 12 teams bare all and pose in the city's world famous sites completely nude. Pictured is the netball team posing for June

No footwork! The cheeky pictures are part of an annual tradition at the top University, which this year saw 78 students from 12 teams bare all and pose in the city’s world famous sites completely nude. Pictured is the netball team posing for June

Stars from the netball, gymnastics and American football teams (pictured posing for May) were among the students that used equipment from their sports to cover up their private parts - sometimes with just inches to spare

Stars from the netball, gymnastics and American football teams (pictured posing for May) were among the students that used equipment from their sports to cover up their private parts – sometimes with just inches to spare

On your marks! The Athletics team pose at the Grantchester Meadows - completely naked- for August's page

On your marks! The Athletics team pose at the Grantchester Meadows – completely naked- for August’s page

One picture shows a tennis player covering his crotch with a set of four balls outside Cambridge’s Earth Science Museum.

Another has five flexible athletes doing handstands and the splits – with a single daisy covering one female student’s breast.

Photographer Andrew Wilkinson said that it took fine margins to arrange each picture. 

‘There was a lot of finessing the poses – like “that’s got to go up slightly” or “you’ve just moved half an inch” 

Spring time! April's page shows five flexible athletes doing handstands and the splits - with a single daisy covering one female student's breast

Spring time! April’s page shows five flexible athletes doing handstands and the splits – with a single daisy covering one female student’s breast

Giddy up! The equestrian team posed up a storm for the November page of the calendar - complete with their horses of course

Giddy up! The equestrian team posed up a storm for the November page of the calendar – complete with their horses of course 

A volley good time! The men's volleyball team headed to the famed Churchill college to pose for the September page

A volley good time! The men’s volleyball team headed to the famed Churchill college to pose for the September page

Making a splash! The October pages were filled by the swimming team, who headed down to  Edington College for their shoot

Making a splash! The October pages were filled by the swimming team, who headed down to  Edington College for their shoot

‘We used their sports equipment to maintain some kind of modesty.’

The students gathered at various spots – including the Grantchester Meadows and the university’s archaeology museum – to take the racy snaps this summer.

They did a ‘dry run’ in clothes to practice their poses before stripping off for their nude photoshoots, which lasted around 15 minutes.

They also had made sure they appropriate permission.

A good strike! The boxing team packed a punch for the March page of the calendar, hiding their modesty with just a pair of gloves at the centre for computing

A good strike! The boxing team packed a punch for the March page of the calendar, hiding their modesty with just a pair of gloves at the centre for computing

Press and squat: The power lifting team proved their strength with barrels at the Flying Pig pub in the city centre for December

Press and squat: The power lifting team proved their strength with barrels at the Flying Pig pub in the city centre for December 

Spot the difference! The Men's Lacrosse team posed among chiselled statues at the Museum of Classical Archaeology for February

Spot the difference! The Men’s Lacrosse team posed among chiselled statues at the Museum of Classical Archaeology for February

Ice Ice baby! Ice Hockey team used sticks to hide their modesty at the basement bar for a chilly shoot for January

Ice Ice baby! Ice Hockey team used sticks to hide their modesty at the basement bar for a chilly shoot for January

Andrew said they were careful not to cause offence with their nudity – even though they did get caught a few times by red-faced dog walkers.

He said: ‘The window of opportunity to take the photos was relatively short.

‘We were a little anxious about being outside because we didn’t want to cause any offence.

‘We had a few runners and dog walkers come by – some didn’t know where to look.’

The annual Cambridge Blues Naked Calendar will go on sale later this month.

Cambridge University’s Raising and Giving society says any proceeds will go to four charities: Jimmy’s Cambridge, Teenage Cancer Trust, Student Minds and Rainforest Trust.

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