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Our College

ҹѰ combines the traditions of a Cambridge University College with a dynamic and outward-facing view.

Founded in 1965 as "University College", ҹѰ was initially only for postgraduate students, and was located in a single house with just a dozen rooms and a long, narrow garden that ran from Selwyn Gardens to Barton Road. From these humble beginnings, we have since grown to welcome mature undergraduates as well as postgraduates, and we are now the academic and physical home to more than 800 students, with over 400 accommodation rooms, a conference centre, performance venue, library and lovingly tended gardens spread over a ten-acre site.

Like our students, our Fellowship spans many disciplines. Our President is a chemist, our Senior Tutor is a Russian expert, our Bursar is a lawyer and one of our Porters has a PhD in medieval history earned at this very College. We have 13 Tutors devoted to the pastoral care of our students, including two Tutors for our sizeable part-time student population, and Directors of Studies to guide students through their specific discipline.

Our Fellowship includes professors, researchers, authors, medics, scientists and more, from across the humanities and sciences. We provide one-on-one mentorship for nearly 200 PhD students. Our Junior Research Fellows share their cutting-edge work with us at seminars, lectures and our popular annual ҹѰ Research Event.

We are inclusive and diverse, and our student body is drawn from 96 different countries. And because we are a mature and postgraduate College, our students come from interesting and often non-traditional backgrounds, with varied experiences in both academia and the professions. Our student association (WCSA) is actively engaged with College life and governance, sitting on committees, organising events and even helping to refurbish our interiors.

Through our Tutorial Office, we provide support to our students who have earned a place at Cambridge with the means to take it up, giving more than £650k in bursaries and other financial assistance in 2022-2023.

We have dozens of academic visitors staying with us at any given time, as well as a large membership that includes alumni, academics and those from the worlds of commerce, law, scientific research, medicine and the humanities. Our Fine Arts Committee arranges contemporary art exhibitions year-round, and our music society holds concerts during term times, many featuring student musicians from the ҹѰ Music Society.

Take a look around this website to find out more about us, follow us on social media, or better yet – come and visit, enjoy a lecture or a concert, dine with us and learn about studying here as a Cambridge University postgraduate or undergraduate.

What's on

A triptych of three plant-themed paintings: the left shows large leaves, the center features a dark forest scene, and the right depicts vibrant, stylized foliage and flowers.

Art Exhibition: 'Life Within Landscapes'

09/06/2024 at 10.00

Explore ҹѰ's newest exhibition, 'Life Within Landscapes', showcasing works by three Cambridge-based female contemporary artists, inspired by their Caribbean heritage.

A rowing team of eight people in a boat, including a coxswain, is rowing on a body of water near a docked boat and pier. Some rowers are wearing yellow hats and sunglasses.

May Bumps Marquee 2024

14/06/2024 at 14.00

Join us by the riverside to cheer on ҹѰ Boat Club's crews!

A group of people mingle and converse on a lawn outside a building on a sunny day. Some are seated on benches or the grass, while others stand and chat. Trees and buildings are visible in the background.

ҹѰ Garden Party 2024

16/06/2024 at 14.30

Join us at ҹѰ for an afternoon of music and light refreshments in the College grounds.

Two images side by side: on the left, a woman holding a clarinet smiles at the camera; on the right, a woman dressed in green plays the violin intently.

The Mary Bevan Recital: Lola Frisby Williams (clarinet) & Imaan Kashim (violin)

16/06/2024 at 19.00

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition.

Promotional graphic for ҹѰ May Ball 2024, themed "dreamscapes," featuring an illustration of a figure in a canoe with a lantern and a silhouette of a face on a wavy backdrop.

ҹѰ May Ball 2024: Dreamscapes

21/06/2024 at 20.00

Step from one dreamscape to the next, on a journey from restful lullabies to surrealist whimsy to thrilling nightmares, and emerge forever changed…

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