The City of Cambridge
Our city is known throughout the world for its mediaeval university colleges, impressive architecture, the peaceful River Cam, and its green parks and gardens. With its historic buildings and beautiful setting, the city of Cambridge is the ideal place to study.
Cambridge has a long tradition, but the university is a centre of exciting and innovative scientific research, with key companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and ARM based here. With a population of around 100,000 residents and 20,000 university students, Cambridge is an exciting place in which to live and study. It is small enough to get around easily on foot or by bicycle, but big enough to have all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, clubs, museums, galleries and sporting facilities that you need.
Of course, if you want to visit a really big city, London is just 50 minutes away by train.
Our main school is just 20 minutes’ walk from Cambridge’s historic centre, and our summer school is 25 minutes’ walk away.
Cambridge’s Unmissable Attractions
Cambridge has so many beautiful buildings, green parks, open spaces, museums and attractions, it is difficult to name them all. You can find a sample of things not to be missed at the link below.
The city hosts excellent annual festivals of science, history, beer, music (Folk, Classical, Rock & “Pop in the Park”), film, literature and Shakespeare.
We hope you enjoy your stay in this famous and beautiful city. During the day you will be able to visit some of the historic university colleges, museums and parks, as well as a wide range of shops and markets where you can buy souvenirs and presents. At night there are cinemas, theatres, pubs, cafes and clubs to enjoy. We will give you a guided walking tour to show you where you can find some of the main attractions. Be sure to take advantage of the many activities we offer after classes to experience Cambridge culture.
What’s happening in January?
Michaelhouse Art Exhibition: “Photo expressions & New Horizons”
The collaborative ‘Beyond Participation’ photography project brings together two significant local charity-based services: Change Grow Live and Lifecraft in an exciting exhibition from 8th – 18th January. These services continuously strive to support local communities in Cambridgeshire. This new exhibition, ‘Photo Expressions & New Horizons’, presents the results of two photography programmes – find out how to get to the Michaelhouse Centre here.
25th January is the annual festival of Scottish poet Robert Burns, whose works include ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Traditional celebrations involve a formal supper complete with haggis. You can book a traditional Burns Supper at one of Cambridge’s many restaurants.
To learn more about other events happening in the next twelve months, please look at our calendar below.