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Welcome to Sidney Sussex

Sidney Sussex College was founded on St. Valentine's Day in 1596 by legacy of Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex. The College is located in the historic heart of Cambridge, and its beautiful buildings and gardens are home to a dynamic and diverse academic community. Our students, Fellows and staff come from all backgrounds and all over the world, drawn by the University of Cambridge's world-class reputation and Sidney Sussex's commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Thinking of applying to Cambridge?

Open day for prospective applicants.

On Saturday 19th September, we have a general open day for all subjects. There will be a talk from the Admissions Director with advice on making a competitive application, tours of college, and a chance to meet some current undergraduate students.

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Brian Lenihan Memorial Lecture

27 August 2015

Colm McCarthy to lecture in Sidney Sussex on 29 September.

Freddie Iron's Enduroman Arch to Arc charity triathlon triumph

26 August 2015

Sidney alumnus runs, swims and cycles from London to Paris.

Building the Ancient City

17 August 2015

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill talks about new BBC series.

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