About Us [email protected] Telephone 01522 338204

Anglia Ruskin University

About Cambridge

Find out all about Cambridge

.

Cambridge, historic county of Cambridgeshire, England. The city lies immediately south of the Fens country (a flat alluvial region only slightly above sea level) and is itself only 20 to 80 feet (6 to 24 metres) above sea level. Most of the city is built on the east bank of the River Cam, a tributary of the Ouse. Suburbs extend across the river, but modern development to the west has been largely restricted to university expansion.

Originally a fording place, Cambridge possesses earthworks, including Castle Hill, and Roman remains. Later there was another settlement at Market Hill. Two monastic foundations date from the 11th and 12th centuries, respectively—Barnwell Priory and a Benedictine nunnery, replaced in 1496 by Jesus College.

Cambridge received its first charter in 1207; the uninterrupted existence of public officers in the city since the Middle Ages is noteworthy. It also has an interesting guild history, Corpus Christi College having been founded by guilds in 1352

Anglia Ruskin University Facts

  • Mathematician, physicist and all-round polymath Isaac Newton was born in a modest Lincolnshire farmhouse. Legend has it this is where an apple fell on his head, prompting him to ask why things always fell down. He pursued this idea as a student in Cambridge, eventually publishing one of the most famous laws of physics – his theory of gravity – in 1687.
  • Francis Crick was part of a team studying the structure of DNA in Cambridge. In 1953, they published news of their game-changing discovery – the double helix. But not before Crick had popped into his local pub, The Eagle on Bene’t Street, and announced to the lunchtime drinkers that they had ‘discovered the secret of life’. As you do. (The artist Odile Crick – a lecturer at Cambridge School of Art and Francis’s wife – drew the original sketch of the double helix.)
  • • A long history in providing education and internationally recognised degrees: established in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art, ARUprovides degrees in over 100 academic areas to over 35,000 full and part-time students.
    • Teaching staff are involved in or are from the industry related to the subject they teach, keeping you up to date with the latest developments in your academic area.
    • The University runs an Employer Mentoring Scheme (EMS), matching second-year students with employees from local organisations.
    • State–of–the–art facilities: ARU has spent £80 million updating its facilities. These include forensic crime labs, University Eye Clinic, a mock courtroom, sports science labs and a Bloomberg Trading Floor.
    • Truly international campuses: one in five students come from outside the UK to study at ARU.

Location

Tindal Building Bishops Hall Lane, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1SQ

Student Accommodation in Cambridge

Accommodation currently available in Cambridge

1 Milton Road, Cambridge
Cambridge

1 Milton Road, Cambridge

£195 per week
A eight bedroomed, eight bathroomed property in 1 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire...
1 Milton Road, Cambridge
Cambridge

1 Milton Road, Cambridge

£257.50 per week
A one bedroomed, one bathroomed property in 1 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire...
1 Milton Road, Cambridge
Cambridge

1 Milton Road, Cambridge

£242.50 per week
A one bedroomed, one bathroomed property in 1 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire...
1 Milton Road, Cambridge
Cambridge

1 Milton Road, Cambridge

£322.50 per week
A one bedroomed, one bathroomed property in 1 Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire...
Find More Properties in Cambridge