Magdalene College, Cambridge University
CASP – Cambridge summer school
In 1209, scholars left Oxford after an argument with the local people and founded Cambridge University. The colleges and academic institutions began to be established in the thirteenth century and today it is impossible to tell where the city ends and the university begins. Cambridge is a quiet but grand city in the east of England and Cambridge University is often rated as the best university in the world.
The Cambridge Advanced Studies Program (CASP) is located in Magdalene College, which was founded in 1428 and is the seventh oldest Cambridge University College. Located just north of the city centre on the River Cam, it enjoys the longest riverfront of any college. Magdalene is famous for housing the diaries of Samuel Pepys, the writer who recorded the events of the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is the perfect location to host CASP, our Cambridge summer school.
Older, more traditional Magdalene buildings such as the famous Pepys Library are complemented by the modern Cripps Court accommodation and teaching block. Student bedrooms, teaching rooms and the dining hall are all located in the main college buildings. CASP students all have single rooms. Wi-Fi is available across the campus. It is also a very short walk to the historic centre of Cambridge and the many attractions, shops and cafes on offer to students.
Cambridge is a small, intimate city dominated by impressive university buildings. It is the ideal location for students wanting a traditional English summer school. Our Cambridge summer school students will follow in the footsteps of the 10 Kings and Queens, 45 Presidents and Prime Ministers, and 89 Nobel Prize winners who were all educated at Cambridge University.
More information about Magdalene College can be found on their website: www.magd.cam.ac.uk/.