About Us [email protected] Telephone 01522 338204

University of Cambridge

About Cambridge

Find out all about Cambridge

.
  • Cambridge is the UK’s second city of learning. Prehistoric settlements solidified with the coming of the Romans who set up a fort in the area. After they abandoned Britain in the 5th Century, the Saxons later established a settlement there they called “Grantebrychge”. With the establishment of Cambridge University allegedly by fleeing Oxford scholars, the city transformed into one of the premiere places of higher education in the country.
  • The Mathematical Bridge (official name, the Wooden Bridge) is a wooden bridge that connects two parts of Queen’s College and was the first bridge built using mathematical principles. It was designed by William Etheridge and built by James Essex in 1749, who arranged the timbers in a series of tangents with radial members to tie the tangents together and create a self-supportive structure. A popular myth is that Sir Isaac Newton, who at one point held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the university, built the bridge.
  • Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies spun out of the university. More than 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

University of Cambridge Facts

  • Cambridge is usually ranked in the world’s top five universities. UK rankings and tests on the quality of its research also rate it very highly.
  • Cambridge has more than 18,000 students and a large number of sport clubs and societies.
  • The university is split into 31 autonomous colleges where students receive small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions.
  • Six schools are spread across the university’s colleges, housing roughly 150 faculties and other institutions. The six schools are: Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology.
  • The University of Cambridge is the world’s third oldest surviving university and was founded in 1209 by scholars of the University of Oxford. It has many similarities with Oxford, and the two universities are often referred to as Oxbridge and have an intense rivalry.
  • The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries. The central library alone (the Cambridge University library, or the ‘UL’) has approximately 8 million volumes and is able to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
  • The start of the university is generally taken as 1209, when scholars from Oxford migrated to Cambridge to escape Oxford’s riots of “town and gown” (townspeople versus scholars). To avert possible troubles, the authorities in Cambridge allowed only scholars under the supervision of a master to remain in the town. It was partly to provide an orderly place of residence that (in emulation of Oxford) the first college, Peterhouse, was founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, bishop of Ely.

Location

University of Cambridge
The Old Schools
Trinity Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1TN

Student Accommodation in Cambridge

Accommodation currently available in Cambridge

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...
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

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