May Week is an integral part of the traditional Cambridge year. Whether attending garden parties, balls or dinners, the vast majority of students annually celebrate the end of exams in style. But do they take the occasion too far? Few would argue that hard work doesn’t deserve reward, but the extent to which money is spent regularly attracts criticism from the popular press. Is this scorn justified, or does it stem from jealousy? May Week is a very important part of Cambridge’s academic year. It celebrates and rewards the huge amounts of work that students put into their degrees, and means that the year concludes with merriment instead of the stress that is unfortunately inseparable from exams.