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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 Great War

Project begins exploring the College and its members during World War One.

To mark the centenary of the Great War we are developing an online portrait of the College between 1914 and 1918.  Over the centenary years of the conflict, we hope to find out more about the ways that members contributed to and were affected by the War, and explain more about how the College was profoundly changed by those events.

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The College War Memorial

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Five star ‘Frederick the Great’

30 November 2015

Praise for new biography by Professor Tim Blanning

1656, Cromwell and the Readmission of Jews: Towards a tolerant and pluralist society?

30 November 2015

Sidney conference to consider Cromwell's legacy.

International Concert Series

24 November 2015

Peter Moore and Robert Thompson recital cancelled.

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