Planning a summer school: Why Cambridge and Christ’s College is a great place to host a summer school.

Why Choose Cambridge for a Summer School

Cambridge is a great City to host a Summer school, it’s vibrant and full of culture and charm around every corner. Here are a few reasons why you might want to make it your summer school location.

Academic Excellence: Cambridge is known worldwide for its academic excellence.  It attracts top educators and learners from all over the globe, which makes it a great environment for learning.

Accessibility: The city is very accessible, with several direct transport links from London. It’s easy to navigate even for newcomers.

Rich History and Culture: With its centuries-old colleges and unique architectural styles, Cambridge is steeped in history. This historical backdrop serves as a great learning environment for summer school students.

Science and Technology Hub: Cambridge is renowned for its technological and scientific advancements. Attending summer school here would expose students to this innovative and technology-rich environment.

Beautiful Scenery: Cambridge has beautiful landscapes and nature parks for relaxation and enjoyment during the less busy periods.

Extra-Curricular Activities: Apart from studies, there are plenty of social and recreational activities for students in Cambridge. They can enjoy punting on the river, attending festivals, or visiting museums.

Safety. Cambridge also has a purple flag award. This is given to cities judged to be safe and vibrant places to enjoy a night out.

Experience University Life: Attending a summer school allows students to experience university life, living in historic colleges, and using world-class facilities. This  is particularly beneficial for prospective university students.


Christ’s College -a  great location for a Summer School.

College Location: Christ’s College is located close to various cultural and recreational sites, restaurants, shops, and theatres. This ensures a full, vibrant social life for the students. Students can enjoy the picturesque sights of the college, walk around the city, or even punt on the river Cam.

College Safety and Porters: Our Porters are by far some of the friendliest in town, so not only will they help you with your stay, but they are also around 24 for an added sense of security.

Inspiring Alumni: Christ’s College has an impressive list of alumni, including Charles Darwin and John Milton, who studied there.

Beautiful Gardens: – We have several gardens within the College which are a perfect place for reflection and relaxing.

History: Founded in 1505, the college is steeped in history and tradition, adding an extra dimension to the educational experience. The rich heritage can provide a sense of connection to the past and to the many generations of scholars who have studied there.

Tradition: The experience of being part of centuries-old traditions, such as formal hall dining, is a unique and memorable aspect of studying at Cambridge. Our Buttery/bar is also a hidden gem – a great place for students to reconvene and chat in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Awards: Our dedicated team of staff recently won a 4-Star Visit England AA campus award and the team were also awarded Gold Bid Award for Best Overall Customer Experience 2022 – University B&B. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Accommodation options

At Christ’s College, our College accommodation is perfect for a summer school as it’s on-site and is extremely central to Cambridge city and the sights. Our Porters are also on-site 24 hours a day for an added sense of security.

Other Summer school providers may offer off-campus housing, such as renting an apartment or staying in a homestay, can provide a more independent and immersive experience, but it may require more planning and research.

Another option is staying in a hostel or hotel, which can provide flexibility and convenience, but may be more expensive.

Final Tips and Recommendations

  • Take the time to research and gather information about potential locations, programs, and accommodation options.
  • Consider your academic and personal interests, as well as your budget and safety concerns.
  • Finally, don’t be afraid to reach out to current or former summer school students for their insights and recommendations.

By carefully considering all these factors, you can choose the right summer school location that will provide you with a rewarding experience.

Christ’s College Conferences

Here at Christ’s College, we have excellent conference facilities, in the heart of historic Cambridge. 

Our meeting and dining rooms can accommodate all types of events from small gatherings, to large conferences and summer schools, making us the perfect choice for your next event. 

We are accredited by MIA (Meetings in Industry) an assurance of excellence. 

Our dedicated team of staff recently won a 4-Star Visit England AA campus award and were awarded Gold Bid Award for Best Overall Customer Experience 2022 – University B&B.  You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Cambridge has a Purple Flag Award. This is given to cities judged to be safe and vibrant places to enjoy a night out.

To find out more about our conferences, summer schools, functions, and events visit: or email.

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