5 Reasons to Attend a Summer Course in Cambridge

photo (c) John Cairns

Date of Publication: 27 November 2018

What makes this university so great, and the perfect place to spend your summer?

Happy 2018! Now that the new year has begun, you may be starting to think about how you will choose to spend next summer. Here are our top 5 reasons to consider a summer course in Cambridge in 2018:

1. Historic Accommodation

Cambridge Summer Courses- Summer 2018On one of our summer courses in Cambridge, you’ll choose between staying in two historic Cambridge collegesFitzwilliam College in Cambridge was founded in 1869 and is a renowned educational institution. Six members of Fitzwilliam College have accepted Noble prizes. In 2010, there were more Fitzwilliam graduates in Parliament than graduates of any other college. Notable alumni include Indian revolutionary leader Subhas Chandra Bose, first prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, World Bank chief economist Josef Stiglitz, and many others. Sidney Sussex College was founded in 1596. Eleven members of the college worked at Bletchley Park during World War Two as codebreakers. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park provided intelligence that is now believed to have shortened the war by 2-4 years. Another notable former member of Sidney Sussex College is political and military leader Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell did not graduate from Sidney Sussex College after his father became ill, but he is buried beneath the chapel at the college today.

2. World-Class Museums

Cambridge is home to several world-class museums, which you will be able to explore at your leisure during your time in Cambridge. You’ll see exhibits of all different topics throughout the museums, ranging from classical sculptures to equipment belonging to polar explorers. Be sure to visit the Polar Museum while taking part in a summer course in Cambridge. Admissions is free, and you will remember the incredible artefacts belonging to intrepid explorers long after you leave Cambridge.

3. Summer Activities

Cambridge summer course 2018Enjoy the beautiful weather of the English summer while taking part in the pleasant outdoor activities Cambridge has to offer. Punting on the river Cam is one of our favourites. While punting on the rivers Cherwell and Thames are common to Oxford, punting down the river Cam provides beautiful views of downtown Cambridge. In Oxford, the rivers run around the city, while in Cambridge, the river Cam runs directly through the city. This provides a very different punting experience, and is a must in the summertime!

4. Fascinating Courses

In Cambridge, you will be able to take part in one of our brand new course topics. New topics include: Neuroscience, Biotechnology/genetics, Media Studies, and several others. These fascinating new courses were developed specifically for summer 2018, and will be taught by experts in each field.

5. Formal Dinner at Sidney Sussex College

Cambridge Summer Courses- Summer 2018At the end of one of our summer courses in Cambridge, we will welcome you to a formal dinner at the Sidney Sussex College dining hall. You’ll leave with an idea of what student life is like in Cambridge, and the dining hall is an essential part of this experience. After enjoying a traditional formal dinner with your new friends, you’ll immerse yourself in another Cambridge tradition: the bop. A bop is a party/disco that happens at the residential college, and it’s a wonderful way to finish your experience in Cambridge with new friends.

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