GEC Summer School Campus
University of Cambridge
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.
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
Global Politics Prep
Modern History Tradition
Advertising, Marketing, and Consumer Culture Tradition & Prep
Astronomy and Astrophysics Tradition
Behavioral Economics Tradition
Computer Science Tradition
Production and Workshop
Sports Medicine Tradition
Veterinary Science Prep
Architecture Tradition & Prep
Creative Writing Tradition & Prep
Drama Tradition & Prep
Photojournalism Tradition & Prep
Speech and Debate Tradition & Prep
Studio Art Tradition & Prep
Sciences and Social Sciences
Criminology Tradition & Prep
Developmental Psychology Tradition
Engineering Tradition & Prep
Espionage Tradition & Prep
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
Public Health Tradition
Science and the Future Prep
Social Entrepreneurship Tradition
Science and the Future Prep