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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Latest news

Sidney Historian Appointed as LECTIO Chair at KU Leuven

9 April 2014

Professor Rosamond McKitterick has been appointed as the Lectio Chair for 2015 at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven's Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. 

Development and Membership News

9 April 2014

2014 Telephone Campaign Produces Fantastic Support.

Distinction for Sidney Fellow in English

22 March 2014

Professor Christopher Page has been appointed as the next Gresham Professor of Music at Gresham College in London, founded in 1597. He replaces Christopher Hogwood CBE.

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