Sidney Sussex was founded thanks to a bequest from Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex, in 1596. 
Over the centuries, many other benefactors have left money to the College to enable it to continue offering exceptional opportunities to students and academics. Leaving a legacy to Sidney, after looking after your loved ones, is one of the easiest ways to make a meaningful contribution to the future of the College and its community.

If you are thinking of remembering Sidney in your Will, please take a look at our new Legacy brochure below, detailing the different types of legacy gift you may want to consider, how we recognise your support, the impact of legacies on the College community today, and other information you may find useful in your planning.




If you are thinking of leaving a gift to the College in your Will and have a specific question, please do contact us. Please note, we can not provide legal advice but we will be pleased to discuss the terms of your gift to ensure we can faithfully carry out your wishes, within the scope of what is possible. 

You will need to use the College's full name and charity number: The College of the Lady Frances Sidney Sussex in the University of Cambridge. Registered Charity Number: 1137586

Having knowledge of bequests helps the College with long term planning. If you would like to let us know about your planned legacy pledge and join the Lady Frances Sidney Circle, please fill out this quick and easy form.