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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.

Sidney and the Somme

College members remembered on Somme centenary

July marks the centenary of the start of the bloodiest battle of the Great War. Among the thousands killed and wounded during the Battle of the Somme, which lasted until November 1916, were several Sidney men.

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The College's war memorial

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Dr David Skinner on BBC Radio 3

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Director of Music performs with professional choir

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