Our carefully planned timetables ensure that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city. When attendees are not busy studying, they can discover an exciting variety of traditional social activities enjoyed by full-time Cambridge students, such as punting on the River Cam, a formal ‘silver service’ college dinner, a garden party, an outdoor Shakespeare play, traditional country dancing, croquet on the college lawn and visits to museums and art galleries, as well as excursions to London, Oxford and other famous attractions.
The City of Cambridge
Cambridge is the ideal location for an inspirational summer programme. As well as the world-famous University, the city boasts Britain’s highest concentration of internationally renowned museums, galleries 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.
During a full day in London, we visit the London Eye and enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames. There is also the opportunity to visit some of London’s fascinating museums or the famous London Dungeon, and have a walking tour of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Of course, before returning to Cambridge, we leave time for shopping in London’s well-known department stores. An optional second day in London can be arranged for those who want to see more of the capital city’s attractions!
Founded in the twelfth century, Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. We tour two of its oldest, most beautiful colleges and spend time in one of Oxford’s many wonderful museums, as well as visiting the famous traditional indoor market, allowing plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping.
Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle
We can offer an intriguing historical and cultural experience during an optional full-day visit to Stratford-upon-Avon in the heart of England, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, followed by Warwick Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068, and home of epic ramparts, dungeons and the world’s largest working trebuchet.
Other exciting cultural destinations are available on request. Just tell us where you would like to visit at least four weeks before your arrival!