Founded on St. Valentine's Day in 1596 by legacy of Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex.
Sidney Sussex College is renowned across the University and Cambridge Colleges for its warm community spirit, fantastic city center location, and unpretentious and friendly atmosphere.
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's commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
Sidney Sussex packs in everything that you might hope to find in a Cambridge College; a strong community, friendly atmosphere, rich history, beautiful gardens and buildings, and a fantastic city center location. The majority of our accommodation is conveniently located within College grounds, or very close by.
Sidney is right in the heart of Cambridge. Our students instantly become immersed in the bustling student atmosphere of the city.
Despite our city center location, within the College walls, you'll find a remarkably peaceful space where you can explore Sidney's stunning gardens, get down to some study, eat in the beautiful dining hall, or hang out with friends.
Sidney is well-known for its friendly community who work together to provide a fantastic living and learning experience. Our award-winning chefs run chocolate-making workshops for students seeking a revision break, our Fellows nurture a fruitful intellectual life through the Sidney Greats lecture series, and our Students’ Union strive to ensure students feel at home.
Sidney has a well-stocked library and computer suite, squash court, gym, a student-run bar, several music practice rooms, and access to some of the best outdoor sports facilities in Cambridge.
Discover more reasons below why Sidney Sussex might be the perfect Cambridge College for you.