Our 2017 courses will be held at Girton College, one of the 31 constitutent colleges of the world-famous University of Cambridge. The College was established in 1869 by Emily Davies, Barbara Bodichon and Lady Stanley of Alderley as a college for women. Girton was granted full college status by the university in 1948, marking the official admittance of women to the university. It became coeducational in 1976.
The College boasts 50 acres of beautiful parkland containing three tennis courts, an indoor heated swimming pool, an award-winning library, a chapel with two organs and a bar for socialising. Teaching rooms and accomodation (half-board) for participants is provided in College. There are both single rooms with shared bathrooms (between 3-4 people) as well as en-suite rooms (single and double, limited availability). All rooms have internet access via ethernet cable and there are various WiFi hotspots around the College.
The College is approximately 10 minutes drive from the centre of Cambridge. However, regular buses go from outside the College to the city centre (appoximately every 10 minutes).
The College website is at www.girton.cam.ac.uk
Please note: most areas of the College are wheelchair accessible, although some are not. Please let us know if you need a room near a lift or on the ground floor.
Cambridge is easily reached by air via Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or Cambridge airports. Bus services run from all airports, and train services from Heathrow and Gatwick; the fast train takes about an hour from London (King's Cross or Liverpool Street). Car traffic and parking are severely restricted in Cambridge. However, Girton College has plenty of car parking space available to course members. More travel information and course details will be sent to all successful applicants in June. A map of Cambridge may be found at www.cam.ac.uk/map
The university publishes a map of central Cambridge and the University; or see GoogleMaps or streetmap.co.uk.
All meals will take place either in the stunning College Hall or in the cafeteria. Breakfast, dinner, morning coffee and afternoon tea with biscuits are provided for residents. Non-residents are also welcome, and are provided with all of the above apart from breakfast. Lunch is not included in the course fee, although is available in the College cafeteria on a cash basis.