Why Choose A CAMBRIDGE Summer School?
Cambridge is renowned the world over as being one of the foremost centres of learning, with its historic university dating back to the 13th century. Like its cousin Oxford, its cobbled streets, gorgeous stone colleges and quaint marketplace make it a city like no other to spend the summer. Today, Cambridge is a vibrant student city boasting not only beautiful parks and green spaces but also a wealth of impressive and beautiful architecture. It’s the perfect city to find your inspiration, whether you discover it whilst exploring one of the eight University museums or strolling over the wooden Mathematical Bridge. If walking in the footsteps of renowned royalty, aspirational authors and acclaimed actors appeals to you, Cambridge is definitely a city worth exploring.
EXPLORE THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE's RICH HISTORY
The city of Cambridge has existed since the Bronze Age and has had a fascinating and full past, evident throughout the city. Studying in Cambridge gives students the chance to include themselves in this history, perhaps by playing a game of football in Parker’s Piece, where the rules are believed to have been invented, or by trying to decipher the hidden location of Oliver Cromwell’s head in Sidney Sussex College.
EXPLORE ITS ATTRACTIONS BY FOOT, BIKE OR PUNT!
As a university city, Cambridge is easily accessible by foot and bike, making it a wonderful place for students to visit. The walkability of the city is a significant reason why students choose to study in Cambridge, making it easy to grab a coffee, browse some independent shops or go for a punt down the river. There are also plenty of walking tours available, some of which are free and led by Cambridge students, or adventurous students can hop on one of the bike tours that wind around the colleges and down the historic streets.
map of COLLEGES
virtual tour oF KING'S COLLEGE
This fantastic resource by the King's College allows students to explore the historic college virtually.
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Colleges make up the University of Cambridge
The year the oldest college, Peterhouse, was founded
Follow in the footsteps of greatness
Cambridge University has taught and inspired many famous academics and notable figures, including the scientist Sir Isaac Newton, poet Sylvia Plath, or computer pioneer Alan Turing - among many more. Prepare to embrace the scholarly spirit that courses through the city’s veins and take inspiration from the many gifted individuals who have visited before you.