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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.

A celebration of 40 years of women at Sidney Sussex

Michaelmas Term 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the admission of the first undergraduate women to Sidney Sussex

Throughout this academic year a special programme of events has been planned to celebrate the achievements of women at Sidney, past and present, and their wide-ranging contributions to the College and communities worldwide.

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Distinction for Sidney historian

28 September 2016

Professor Tim Blanning awarded British Academy Medal

Gary Gerstle writes in the New Statesman

26 September 2016

Sidney historian weighs in on 'Corbyn, Sanders and the populist surge'

Eugenio Biagini on Brexit

26 September 2016

Sidney historian interviewed by Icelandic television

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