A book by Michael Colley

The Cambridge Pentacle Club was founded in 1919. Michael Colley has written the story of its first 100 years, making extensive use of the Pentacle Club archive and his own research. Until the 1960s the Pentacle Club was solely a university club. In the magic world its best-known undergraduate member was Alex Elmsley.
Michael’s book covers not just members, but also the well-known magical personalities who came to lecture at the club or perform in shows. Download the PDF and join Michael on his journey through time.

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Looking ahead, by the end of 2021 we expect the number of items to grow to 2000, all with photographs and background information.

Do take a look – it’s quite a collection, including talks and articles by well-respected magic historians.