The Sound of Cambridge was a partnership between CoDE (Anglia Ruskin University) and Parkside Federation funded by a Partnership Grant from The Royal Society.
The project had the aim of introducing younger generations to the importance of sound by studying the acoustics of the built environment. The project was divided into several parts, the first one included sessions on soundwalking, room acoustics and impulse response capture delivered by Dr Mariana López, whereas the second required the students to visit sites of their choice to study their acoustic characteristics. Students were encouraged to present their results to their peers as well as a team of STEM experts.
Initial findings were presented at the Cambridge Science Festival 2016, where over 300 participants experienced the acoustics of different heritage sites.