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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 at Sidney Sussex

The college opens its doors to new applicants this summer.

The best way to find out about Sidney Sussex and Cambridge is to visit us on one of our open days. You'll be able to meet admissions staff, academics and current students, and see where you would live and work as a Sidney student. On Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July we will be open from 9am to 6pm as part of the main university open days. There is no need to book to come and visit us - just drop in and you'll be able to meet us and take a guided tour.

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Summer open days: 2nd and 3rd July

Latest News

Sidney Fellow appointed to Chair in Engineering

10 June 2015

Dr Andrew Flewitt receives promotion.

'Past as Prelude: Polish-Ukrainian Relations for the Twenty-First Century'

1 June 2015

Sidney hosts international conference on relations between Poland and Ukraine.

Sidney scientist becomes next Head of the School of Physical Sciences

16 May 2015

Professor Lindsay Greer appointed Head of the School of Physical Sciences.

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