About Cambridge Rules
What began as a simple set of rules for a game of football played on a patch of ground in Cambridge, has grown into a worldwide phenomena embraced by diverse cultures around the world.
Written in Stone
One large stone cut into nine, engraved with the laws of the game in different languages. The four cornerstones stay on Parker’s Piece, the others travel to five countries across the planet in a cultural exchange.
For centuries, Parker's Piece has been used for sport, recreation and public events. But where do you play football? Share your stories, photographs and film about the beautiful game wherever it is played.
Brought Back to Cambridge
In 2018, football stories, images and sounds gathered from around the world will be displayed on Parker’s Piece as Cambridge’s stone marker is unveiled - celebrating the city’s role in the story of football.
Whilst researching the history of Parker's Piece, the artists Alan and Neville visited the Wren Library at Trinity College and were shown the following booklet. The Winter Game: Rules of Football by J. C. T. to which are added THE… Read More
How do you celebrate a fifty-something birthday? Three games in four days. Saturday 11 March Coventry City v Bradford City, League One, England. Coventry City's new ground is a far cry from their atmospheric former Highfield Road ground. The new… Read More
Manuel Neuer est mon gardien préféré, car il a fait sa formation chez Schalke 04 qui est l'équipe que je supporte. Je le suis depuis que je m'intéresse au football, c'est à dire depuis que j'ai 4 ans. Je me… Read More
French and English
Video of the Cambridge Rules 1848 block of granite being split at the quarry it came from in Portugal.