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Cambridge is the country’s most beautiful historic city. Its elegant centre is framed by architectural triumphs, surrounded by green spaces and home to the University of Cambridge’s world-famous colleges.

Cambridge lives and breathes its past in its present; wander through the winding streets and follow in the steps of the city’s luminaries including Charles Darwin, Alfred Tennyson and Sylvia Plath to name but a few. Poets, philosophers, scientists, medics, engineers, prime ministers and Nobel Peace Prize winners have all left their mark here.

Pay a visit to King’s College Chapel – a truly inspirational experience. It is the largest and most spectacular of the college chapels in Cambridge.

Admire the picturesque waters of the River Cam and gaze in wonder at the Bridge of Sighs at St John’s and the Mathematical Bridge at Queens’.

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KEY FACTS
  • Corpus Christi college is famous for the Chronophage, the amazing £1m golden clock invented by one of its former students, John Taylor.
  • Trinity College has a famous statue of Henry VIII holding the orb of state, and a sceptre, which in fact is a chair leg mischievously put there by an irreverent student in the 19th century.
Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)
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Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)

The interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 14-28 March 2024 with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

Cambridge Literary Festival
Books
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Cambridge Literary Festival

Two festivals and events throughout the year, hosting literary greats, debut writers, scientists, artists, politicians, comedians and children's authors, all "For the Love of Books".

Cambridge Sculpture Trails
City Tours
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Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Find illustrated trails of 20th & 21st C public sculpture on our CST website. Download our free app to guide you around the works sited in city streets and tranquil college gardens.

Cambridge University Italian Society
Free
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Cambridge University Italian Society

The CUIS is a student-run society that promotes Italian culture in Cambridge. Our aim, on the one hand, is to create a platform for exchange between different cultures, with the purpose of allowing people from all over the world to get to know Italy, its reality, traditions, and culture a bit better. On the other hand, our objective is to provide a place of exchange and a forum for discussion for Italian students and people in Cambridge who have an interest in Italy. The Society is open to everyone who is interested in our activities, including people from outside the University and non-Italian speakers. We run weekly activities throughout term time. Activities range from cultural and informational talks, roundtables, and panel discussions on issues of common interest relating to Italy. Famous Italian journalists, scholars, and directors have been invited to give talks in the past. We are committed to creating a friendly, welcoming environment where Italians and non-Italians alike can feel at home.

Cambridge Women Tours
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Cambridge Women Tours

Sex and the City - a walking tour This guided tour, led by Cambridge Green Badge guides, reveals the parts played by women in shaping the university, the town and the world beyond.

Christ’s College
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Christ’s College

Christ's is distinctive amongst the Cambridge Colleges. It offers strong tutorial support to its students as they pursue their academic work.

Churchill College
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Churchill College

With the largest college campus in Cambridge, a diverse student population and a track record of excellence, Churchill College is one of the most forward-thinking academic institutions in the world.

Clare College
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Clare College

The College was founded in 1326 and was the first of the Oxford and Cambridge foundations to provide for a Master, Fellows and Scholars in a single community.

Clare Hall
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Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

Corpus Christi College
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Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College was founded in 1352. The College provides a stimulating academic and residential environment.

Darwin College
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Darwin College

Darwin College is founded for the advancement of education, learning and research.

Downing College
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Downing College

Downing College in the University of Cambridge was founded in 1800 by the bequest of Sir George Downing.

Emmanuel College
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Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College occupies extensive grounds, sited in the centre of Cambridge and providing an environment for learning and living that is both beautiful and peaceful.

Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library
Free
Museums & Galleries
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Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library runs a programme of free, public exhibitions throughout the year. Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction illuminates and celebrates the stories of the UK’s most popular fiction writing, examining crime’s place in our literary history, looking at the Library’s remarkable collection items, and stylish dust jackets, that represent more than a century of British book design. Featuring star items including Agatha Christie's 1937 typewriter. Pre-booking essential.

Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge
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Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

A distinct and modern Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College offers an outstanding venue for events, B&B breaks, celebrations, and much more.

Gonville and Caius College
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Gonville and Caius College

Gonville & Caius – we’re usually known simply as 'Keys' – is home to nearly 1,000 undergraduates, graduates and academics.

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Did you know?

Telegenic Cambridge has served as a backdrop for many films and TV series, from the obvious – such as Chariots of Fire, The Theory of Everything and ITV’s Grantchester – to the more unexpected, including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.