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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.

Open Days

If you are thinking about applying to study at Cambridge as an undergraduate then why not visit Sidney for an open day?

Our open days offer an excellent way to find out more about studying at Cambridge, with tours of the College, talks by academic staff about the admissions process and the subjects we offer, as well as the opportunity to meet some of our current students.

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Hall Court

Latest news

Professor Dame Ann Dowling elected as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

18 September 2014

Sidney Professor becomes the Academy's first woman President.

Summer Building Works

20 August 2014

Refurbishment of Garden Court.

Men, Women and Guitars in Romantic England

15 August 2014

Preview Christopher Page’s forthcoming public lectures at Gresham College.

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