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Welcome to Sidney Sussex

Founded on St. Valentine's Day in 1596 by legacy of Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex.

Sidney Sussex College is renowned across the University and Cambridge Colleges for its warm community spirit, fantastic city centre location, and unpretentious and friendly atmosphere.

Our students, Fellows, and staff come from all backgrounds and all over the world, drawn by the University of Cambridge's world-class reputation and Sidney's commitment to excellence in teaching and research.


While COVID public health measures remain in place in England, access by visitors and guests to Sidney Sussex College remains subject to a number of restrictions, and social distancing requirements continue to apply to those living and working in College. Please see the College's COVID-19 protocol for visitors and guests for more information. Scheduled events are currently under review. Please contact the event organiser for more information.

Sidney yet is young;
We're growing, and we mean to grow, for Centuries to come!

From 'A Song of Sidney Sussex', E.H. Griffiths, 1900