St Catharine's College

About St Catharine's College

St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, stands as a testament to academic excellence and inclusivity within the prestigious University of Cambridge. Founded in the year 1473, it is one of the oldest colleges in the university, offering a rich history and tradition of learning.

St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has nurtured a plethora of accomplished alumni who have made their mark in various fields. Among its notable graduates are renowned individuals such as actor Sir Ian McKellen, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas, British journalist Jeremy Paxman and actor and comedian Richard Ayoade.

Nestled amidst the historic streets of Cambridge, St. Catharine’s College boasts a captivating architectural heritage, and is located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walk from King’s College and Corpus Christi, two historical colleges.

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Safety and security on campus

In the college, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Oxford Royale and St Catharine's College

Oxford Royale Summer Schools is an organisation which contracts St Catharine’s College for the use of facilities, but which otherwise has no connection or association with St Catherine’s College or the University of Cambridge. Find out more about Oxford Royale and the University of Cambridge.

About Cambridge

Cambridge has been recognised for centuries as one of the most beautiful academic locations in the UK. With its soaring gothic buttresses, green lawns, gently meandering river, and quiet little coffee shops, Cambridge has a lot to offer in terms of quality of student experience. Students will live, dine and study in a college of the University of Cambridge, providing them with the ideal opportunity to discover what life in a top UK university is really like.

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