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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.

Proud of its past, and ambitious for the future, Sidney Sussex College pursues academic excellence through the ideas and experiences of a scholarly community drawn from across the world and brought together in the heart of Cambridge.

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Go travel round the town, my friend, whichever way you please;

From Downing up to Trinity, from Peterhouse to Caius;

Then seek a little College just beside a busy street,

Its name is Sidney Sussex, and you'll find it Bad to Beat.

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