BAIT is a termly magazine created by students at the University of Cambridge, providing a creative space to discuss important social issues as well as personal experiences and inspirations. Founded in the summer of 2017, BAIT is a collaboration of opinion pieces, poetry, art, prose and photography all focused on the theme of the term.

All profits from the magazine go to charitable foundations that support issues close to our hearts. So far we have raised money for a fundraiser for glioblastoma care on the NHS, Jimmy’s Cambridge, SolidariTee and the Whitworth Trust. Issue 9, created online during the Covid-19 lockdown, is raising money for Black Lives Matter UK, to help in their vital efforts against the systemic racism that has, amongst many other social and political injustices, put black and brown communities at disproportionate risk during the pandemic.

Read more about BAIT’s past, present and future in our interview with Varsity!

issue 1 – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRITISH – Easter 2017

issue 2 – ELITISM – Michaelmas 2017

issue 3 – SEX – Lent 2018

issue 4 – LIFE AND DEATH – Michaelmas 2018

issue 5 – SPACE – Lent 2019

issue 6 – CYCLES – Easter 2019

issue 7 – INTERNET – Michaelmas 2019

issue 8 – MEMORY – Lent 2020

issue 9 (open theme) – Easter 2020