The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest of the VIIth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion to the University of Cambridge. It contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national and international importance spanning centuries and civilisations, displayed in 25 galleries.Highlights include antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome, oriental art, Korean ceramics, English and European pottery and glass, sculpture, furniture, armour, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals, Japanese prints, masterpieces of painting and drawing by Domenico Veneziano, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck..
King's was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. His first design was modest, but by 1445 was intended to be a magnificent display of royal patronage. There were to be a Provost and seventy scholars, occupying a substantial site in central Cambridge whose drastic clearance involved the closure of several streets. The college was granted a remarkable series of feudal privileges, and all of this was supported by a substantial series of endowments from the King.King Henry VI had admired the achievements of William of Wykeham, who had founded the twin colleges of New College, Oxford (King's College's Sister College) and Winchester College in 1379. He subsequently modelled the establishment of King's and Eton College upon the successful formation of Wykeham's institutions. Indeed, the link that King's College and Eton College share is a direct copy of the link shared between New College and Winchester College. The four colleges continue to share formal ties to this day.Originally, the college was to be specifically for boys from Eton College. It was not until 1865 that the first non-Etonian undergraduates arrived to study at King's, and the first fellow to have not attended Eton was elected in 1873. The connection with Eton is now weak, but a scholarship to attend the college, exclusively available to students from Eton, is still awarded each year.The very first buildings of the college, now part of the Old Schools, were begun in 1441, but by 1443 the decision to build to a much grander plan had been taken. That plan survives in the 1448 Founders Will describing in detail a magnificent court with a chapel on one side. But within a decade, civil war (the Wars of the Roses) meant that funds from the King began to dry up. By the time of his deposition in 1461, the chapel walls had been raised 60 ft high at the east end but only 8 ft at the west;a building line which can still be seen today as the boundary between the lighter stone below and the darker above. Work proceeded sporadically until a generation later in 1508 when the Founder's nephew King Henry VII was prevailed upon to finish the shell of the building. The interior had to wait a further generation until completion by 1544 with the aid of King Henry VIII.It has been speculated that the choice of the college as a beneficiary by the two later Henrys was a political one, with Henry VII in particular concerned to legitimate a new, post-civil war Tudor regime by demonstrating patronage of what was by definition the King's College. Later building work is marked by an uninhibited branding with the Tudor rose and other symbols of the new establishment, quite against the precise instructions of the Founders Will. Henry VI is not completely forgotten at the College, however, the Saturday after the end of Michaelmas term each year is Founder's Day which begins with a Founder's Eucharist in the chapel, followed by a Founder's Breakfast with ale and culminating in a sumptuous dinner in his memory called "Founder's Feast" to which all members of College in their last year of studies are invited.
Abbey College Cambridge is an independent sixth-form college.Since our foundation in 1994 we have achieved an outstanding record of success, demonstrated in terms of both A-level results and the destinations of our students. We provide an academically challenging environment in which our students can realise their potential.Our students are treated as young adults and are expected to adopt a responsible attitude to their studies.Approachable tutors, small classes, course-specific notes and supplementary individual tuition all help maximise student achievement.
The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.
Hills Road Sixth Form College is a state funded co-educational sixth form college in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Its name comes from Hills Road, on which the college is situated. There are full-time AS and A-level courses for approximately 1,800 16-19 year-old students and also around 5,000 part-time students taking part in our adult education programme, mainly on evening classes. The College site also contains the Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre. Some of the courses offered are Accounting, Archaeology, Art and Design, Art history, Biology and Human Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, Electronics, and English Language.
At our College, we work hard to give you the space to learn, live, grow and achieve. Success happens because we plan it together, in an atmosphere that is both rigorous and relaxed. With all the right facilities to make learning easier, we offer you an exciting rite of passage to university and the next phase of your personal
Continuing with learning, and choosing the right course is a big decision - and one which can ultimately change your life - so it is good to know that you are considering Cambridge Regional College (CRC).At CRC we provide a full range of courses across many subject areas at a level that will suit your ability and your future needs. Our courses provide a fantastic opportunity to our students to progress whether it is in to further learning in the College or at university, progress in your career, or provide you with the right skills to secure your first job or progress to a new one.
Opened in 1994, the course was originally designed in consultation with Bruce Critchley, the BBC commentator and former Walker Cup player. The course has been under the same ownership since June 1995 during which time a programme of development has been undertaken including the building of a clubhouse (complete with bar, lounge area, golf shop and changing rooms), 12 bay driving range, practice green and irrigation system. The course's greens and tees are constructed to USGA specifications, which together with the extensive drainage and irrigation of all fairways provides excellent playing conditions throughout the year.
The Gog MagogGolf Club, established in 1901, has long been the favourite Cambridge golf course for top class amateur events with the special appeal of two championship quality golf courses. With the addition of the Wandlebury, the Gog Mogog Golf Club provides one of the best golf complexes in East Anglia. The relative altitude of both courses improves both the view and the drainage, the courses being reliably open throughout the year. The additional course means that the Gogs can accommodate members and visiting societies without congestion for most of the week.
Welcome to Heydon Grange Golf & Country Club - a unique golf and event centre situated a few miles south-west of Cambridge. As its centrepiece is the imposing Heydon Grange 14th century barn which has been carefully restored and is protected by English Heritage. It stands surrounded by the 27 hole golf course which offers a choice of 3 challenging par 72 courses. Heydon Grange is a current venue on the Europro Tour. Championship course open to members and 'pay and play' golfers. practice facilities and expert tuition available at the newly constructed golf range and academy.
Denny Abbey was founded in 1159 by Benedictine monks, as a dependent priory of the great cathedral monastery of Ely. At the heart of Denny stands the medieval Franciscan refectory and the church. Adapted by the Templars, the church underwent radical alterations in 1327, eventually becoming a farmhouse. Explore this lovely abbey still featuring superb Norman interiors. At different times, it housed Benedictine monks, the Knights Templars and nuns of the Franciscan order, the Poor Clares. See the Franciscan nuns refectory of the mid 14th Century and the rooms converted for their founder, the Countess of Pembroke. Learn how Denny has evolved through the centuries with our displays and childrens activities.
Royston Golf Club's 18-hole course is set high on heathland with spectacular views overlooking Hertforshire and Cambridgeshire in rural East Anglia. The natural contours of the heath give every hole a distinct character with varying wind conditions adding an ever changing and fascinating dimension. Built on well drained chalk the course remains playable in all but the worst excesses of winter. The greens and fairways, matured and looked after for more than a hundred years, are the envy of many neighbouring courses. Royston is renowned for its friendly welcome to visitors and ensures a most enjoyable day's golf with a challenge to suit the best of players.
With the growth of the many trees on the course and the compact nature of the layout, the course demands straight driving and accurate iron play. The sub soil is clay which means it is always green and in excellent condition during the summer months and with the addition of both green and fairway drainage is now playable throughout the winter period. The Committee work very hard to promote the 'Club' atmosphere by actively supporting the Ladies', Seniors and Junior sections as well as organizing a regular social calendar including dinner dances, jazz nights, bridge and quiz nights for the long winter evenings.
Enjoy a Golf Break right in the centre of Cambridgeshire at Lakeside Lodge. Superbly designed in two loops of 9 Holes and incorporating 8 lakes and 15,000 trees the Par 72 18 Hole Lodge Course will appeal to you whatever your handicap. You'll quickly see how the expert maintenance programme by Turfcare Specialists has helped us to gain an excellent reputation for great all year round playing conditions. You'll find the wide fairways, large immaculate greens, neatly raked bunkers and short rough will make your round undaunting and truly pleasurable. Choose from the vast range of golfing equipment, clothing and accessories in our 1500 square feet Golf Shop.
The John O'Gaunt course is a magnificent example of parkland golf and undoubtedly one of the finest in the country. A gently undulating terrain, with eighteen golf holes full of interest and character. The beautiful trees on the course are worthy of special mention. Stately cedars, towering limes, limes oaks, weeping willows, a wonderful variety of pines all combine to provide a superb backdrop to the tees, fairways and greens. A slow moving river winds its way across the fairways of four holes providing an excellent water feature.
Welcome to Huntingdon Racecourse, We offer exciting competitive racing at all of our meetings. During the course of a season we have something for everyone:Corporate friendly weekday fixtures plus Bank Holiday meetings and weekend packages for families, groups and couples. On Non-Racedays our extensive facilities can also be used for Conferencing, Exhibitions, Company Activity days, Parties and Weddings. The course is just outside Brampton, a mile east of the A1. The A1/M11 link road takes you right past the course.