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St Edmund’s College

St Edmund’s College

Founded in 1896, this large, quiet and pleasant college is situated close to the University Library as well as Cambridge city centre.




About St Edmund’s College

St Edmund’s was founded in 1896 by the 15th Duke of Norfolk. The College is set in large, quiet and pleasant grounds close to the University Library and Cambridge city centre.


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St Edmund's College buildings
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St Edmund's accommodation
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Students at dinner

Accommodation details

St Edmund’s offers a range of accommodation in both modern and traditional buildings. The Richard Laws Building and the Norfolk Building have single and twin rooms which are standard undergraduate bedrooms, where students will be accommodated. Bathrooms are shared between a few students.

Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircases.

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Bathroom Type

Shared (single gender)

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Bedroom Type

Single & twin

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Student Ages


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.

ORA and St Edmund’s College

It is important to note that Oxford Royale Summer Schools is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated to, St Edmund’s College or 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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