You will be staying in one of the University’s 31 colleges, located at the top of Castle Hill, the oldest part of Cambridge. As well as challenging academic content, we ensure students have plenty of time for exploring the world-famous colleges and museums of Cambridge, as well as enjoying a wide range of exciting social and cultural activities, all within easy reach of the college, giving students a deep understanding of traditional UK and Cambridge culture. These include an open air play at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, croquet, a traditional Scottish dancing evening (ceilidh), chauffeured punting on the river Cam and a formal college dinner.
Cambridge is the ideal location for an inspirational summer programme. As well as the world-famous University, the city is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software, electronics and bioscience and many start-up companies spun out of the University. Cambridge is also home to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Welcome Genome Campus, a world-leading bio-medical research centre, which our older students of STEM and Medicine can visit during their Advanced Academic Studies programme.
Cambridge boasts Britain’s highest concentration of internationally renowned museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, shops, restaurants and other cultural attractions outside London.
Follow the River Cam upstream as it meanders through grassy fields to the Orchard Tea Gardens at Grantchester, the picture-perfect English village which poet Rupert Brooke famously celebrated in his 1912 poem The Old Vicarage, Grantchester.
Relax in a deckchair under the canopy of blossoming fruit trees where Ludwig Wittgenstein, E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf have all taken tea.
Wander through the winding streets and follow in the steps of Prime Ministers and Nobel Prize winners. Gaze in wonder at legendary Cambridge landmarks, such as The Wren Library, the Bridge of Sighs and the wooden Mathematical Bridge.