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About the College

Sidney Sussex is located at the heart of historic Cambridge, a medieval city renowned throughout the world for its beauty, history and academic tradition. It was founded in 1596 on the site of a dissolved Franciscan friary, under the will of Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex.

Although there are numerous Colleges located in the area, there are a number of reasons that Sidney is uniquely well-suited to host your event, detailed on our 'Why Choose Sidney?' page. If you are thinking of holding an event here you are more than welcome to arrange an opportunity to look around. Alternatively, you view a map of the grounds or can try our Virtual Tour, which highlights some of the key parts of College.

Why choose Sidney for your event?

Beautiful surroundings

The College buildings and gardens are one of Cambridge's best kept secrets.


Our Chefs and Service Staff have won the Cambridge College Catering Competition on multiple occasions, and bring this expertise to catering for conferences and events.


We are centrally located on Sidney Street, surrounded by the City's shops, bars and restaurants and a quick walk away from the University's Colleges and lecture halls.


With over 15 years' experience in organising events, from private dinners and weddings to large-scale residential conferences, we have the knowledge required to ensure that your event is run efficiently.


Sidney Sussex College is renowned throughout the University as being a friendly and close-knit community. This same approachability carries forward into our conferences and events, providing you with a positive and memorable experience.