Below is a University of Cambridge map. Scroll around to learn more about the many different colleges of the University and where they are in relation to the many sights of Cambridge, UK.
Map courtesy of OpenStreetMap contributors and the University of Cambridge.
About Cambridge University
The University of Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom, is an elite higher educational institution that consistently ranks as one of the top five colleges in the world. A group of scholars who left Oxford started Cambridge in 1209, and it officially received a charter as a university from King Henry III in 1231. It is the third oldest university in the world.
The University of Cambridge operates on a college system, which separates the students into 31 established institutions scattered in the town of Cambridge. The six main schools of study represented by each include Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.
- It is believed the apple that fell on Isaac Newton’s head, prompting him to discover the Universal Law of Gravitation, was from a tree in the University of Cambridge.
- The University Library has 29 million books. To continue the tradition of owning every book published, Cambridge University’s library, the British Library, and Oxford University’s library agreed to share the tradition of collection and save the dwindling space.
- Boathouses can only place a clock on the building if the members have won 10 of the river races during a period of 10 consecutive years.
- The University boasts the highest number of Nobel Laureates since 1904 with 89 alumni having received the honor.
- Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States was named after Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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