GEC Summer School Campus

University of Cambridge

Campus Introduction

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university.

Cambridge is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 constituent colleges and over 100 academic departments organized into six schools. The university operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, and a botanic garden. Cambridge’s libraries hold a total of around 15 million books, eight million of which are in Cambridge University Library, a legal deposit library.

Cambridge is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities. The university has educated many notable alumni, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors, and foreign Heads of State. Ninety-two Nobel laureates and ten Fields medalists have been affiliated with Cambridge as students, faculty, staff or alumni.


Activities After School

Students enjoy a full range of cultural and sporting activities, from the renowned Shakespeare Festival to a Cambridge United football match. They can attend Evensong in King’s College Chapel, and take part in a program-wide Quidditch tournament. They can explore the University’s unparalleled collections, from art at the Fitzwilliam Museum to exhibitions at the Museums of Zoology, and Archeology and Anthropology. On Sundays, they might take a stroll to Grantchester Meadows for tea at The Orchard Tea Garden, where Bloomsbury Group members often met, or they might go punting on the River Cam or for a walk in the University’s Botanic Gardens. They can participate in sports, arts, and performances, with exciting options offered each day.

City Excursions

The capital of the United Kingdom, the seat of Parliament, and the home of the Royal Family, London is truly one of the great cities of the world. It offers students unforgettable sites and experiences. Each Major class teacher crafts a unique visit for their students, combining subject-specific sites with sightseeing fun.

Lincoln Cathedral is one of the great monuments of English Gothic architecture. Lincoln Castle, for its part, one of the great monuments of Norman architecture. The town was first founded by the Romans, as a legionary fortress, Lindum Colonia. Its charming streets witnessed Viking raids, some of the most violent battles fought in Medieval England, and the Civil War.

Canterbury is not only a beautiful medieval town, but has been a seat of religious power for almost 1500 years. It is the site of Canterbury Cathedral, founded in 597 AD, in which Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170 by King Henry II’s knights, and, as a result, the destination of Chaucer’s pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.



Art History Tradition

Artificial Intelligence Prep

English Literature Tradition & Prep

Epistemology Tradition

Global Politics Prep

Modern History Tradition

Terrorism Prep

Advertising, Marketing, and Consumer Culture Tradition & Prep

Astronomy and Astrophysics Tradition

Behavioral Economics Tradition

Biotechnology Prep

Computer Science Tradition

Production and Workshop

Sports Medicine Tradition

Veterinary Science Prep

Zoology Tradition

Architecture Tradition & Prep

Creative Writing Tradition & Prep

Drama Tradition & Prep

Filmmaking Prep

Photojournalism Tradition & Prep

Speech and Debate Tradition & Prep

Studio Art Tradition & Prep

Sciences and Social Sciences

Criminology Tradition & Prep

Developmental Psychology Tradition

Economics Tradition

Engineering Tradition & Prep

Entrepreneurship Prep

Espionage Tradition & Prep

Finance Tradition

Genetics Tradition

Global Business Tradition & Prep

International Relations Tradition

Law Tradition & Prep

Math and Nature Prep

Medical Science Tradition & Prep

Medicine and the Brain Tradition

Molecular Biology Prep

Precalculus Tradition

Psychology Tradition

Public Health Tradition

Science and the Future Prep

Social Entrepreneurship Tradition

Science and the Future Prep