Every year in June the colleges in Cambridge celebrate the ending of the academic year with festive parties called May Balls. Why they call it May Ball although being held in the middle of June, I am unable to tell. However, I am able to tell you how a May Ball looks like because I have been to two during the famous Cambridge May Week this year. I think going to a May Ball is probably the ultimate Cambridge experience. Barely anywhere else in the world do people in their 20-30s dress up in dinner jackets and full-lenght gowns to party all night sipping champaign and nibbling canapés.