This year sees the publication, in December, of a major new fully illustrated history of Sidney which puts the College firmly on the historical map of Cambridge, Britain, and the World.

Written by former Sidney English student Richard Humphreys (1972), this book deserves pride of place on the shelves of Sidney members, and all who enjoy history engagingly told and illustrated with fascinating images and anecdotes.

The book charts the history of the College from its Elizabethan foundation to the present day. Richard Humphreys has unearthed fascinating facts, people and connections that present the life of an extraordinary community through four hundred years of English history. THe book brings to life the people of Sidney Sussex: from the pious and much-maligned Lady Frances Sidney and the young Oliver Cromwell to the Nobel Prizewinners and Bletchley Park code breakers of the recent past. Thoroughly researched, immensely readable, beautifully illustrated and designed, this lively account of Sidney Sussex College is published in 2009, the 800th anniversary of the University, to mark a small College's remarkable role in the history of Cambridge and the Nation.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2009.

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