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About Colchester

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  • Colchester is a historic large town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.
  • As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain. It was for a time the capital of Roman Britain, and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
  • Colchester is some 50 miles (80 km) northeast of London and is connected to the capital by the A12 road and the Great Eastern Main Line. It is seen as a popular town for commuters, and is less than 30 miles (48 km) away from Stansted Airport and 20 miles (32 km) from the passenger ferry port of Harwich.
  • Colchester is home to Colchester Castle and Colchester United Football Club. It has a Conservative Member of Parliament, Will Quince, who was elected in the 2015 General Election. The correct demonym is Colcestrian. The River Colne runs through the town.

University of Essex Facts

  • The University of Essex is a public research university in Colchester, England. It was established in 1963. The university is spread over three campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton and each of these campuses has its own theatre.
  • There is a high percentage of international students, coming from around 140 countries to study at the university and a third of the students are from outside the UK.
  • The courses available are organised into three faculties: humanities, science and health and social science. Within these three faculties there are 20 different schools and departments.
  • The university holds a number of partnerships with more than 100 higher education institutions from around the world in China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Singapore.

Location

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

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27 Magdalen Street, Colchester

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27 Magdalen Street, Colchester

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