One of our summer school centres where international students come over to the UK to learn English is based at Clare College, Cambridge University. Founded in 1326, here are some interesting facts that you might not have known about the College…
- The buildings currently surrounding the ‘Old Court’ were built over 77 years ago.
- Clare Bridge. The bridge that is built with stone spheres has one sphere with a wedge missing. Numerous explanations behind this became apparent. However the main explanation is that the builder of the Bridge was not paid in full and as a result damaged the sphere in revenge. Our Bucksmore Cambridge summer school students live and study near the bridge and therefore can try scout out the missing wedge!
- The College’s Choir. Clare College has an international reputation as one of the world leading university choral groups. As a result, the choir tour regularly as well as leading services three times a week.
- DNA discovered! Our summer school students can enjoy the double helix sculpture that was donated by a previous Clare College alumni called James Watson.
- A mixed gender College. From 1972, Clare College was one of the first three Colleges to admit undergraduate female students. Today, the College is still known as Cambridge University’s ‘friendly’ College.
Attend our Bucksmore Cambridge summer school course this 2016 to explore this wonderful College and its ancient histories!