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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


You will have the unique opportunity to live in a Cambridge College steeped in history. Each College is different in character, but all offer a warm welcome and the opportunity to meet fellow participants of all backgrounds and ages, as you dine together and share a wealth of ideas and life experience.

You can choose a basic room with a bed and washbasin; or one with en suite bath/shower facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are included in the cost. A number of twin and double en suite rooms are available.

The Colleges

Newnham College

Set around large secluded gardens, this graceful College is just across the road from your lecture rooms, and a short walk from the historic city centre. Meals are served buffet-style and taken in the buttery or main dining hall, overlooking the gardens. Read more »

Queens' College

Overlooking the River Cam, Queens’ boasts the famous Mathematical Bridge and some of the most iconic views in Cambridge. The College offers a magnificent dining hall, historic courtyards, quiet gardens and modern rooms: the best of both worlds. Read more »

Selwyn College

With its extensive and peaceful gardens backing onto the teaching site, Selwyn is very convenient for getting to lectures, as well as offering a choice of traditional and modern rooms. The city centre is easily reached by a variety of walks past famous Cambridge landmarks. Read more »

St Catharine's College

Situated in the very heart of the city on one of the original medieval routes, St Catharine's College is close to both King’s College and Queens’ College, yet just a short walk to the main teaching sites. St Catharine's offers graceful architecture and delightful courtyard gardens. Read more »

Accommodation fees

The accommodation fee pays for a room, breakfast and evening meals, unless otherwise stated. Places in all Colleges are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis once you have been accepted to the programme. If requested in advance, couples will be assigned to adjacent single rooms where possible. Twins/doubles are for spouses, partners and siblings, only.

All rooms must be vacated after breakfast on your departure date. We reserve the right to charge students for any loss or damage to College property.

Accommodation allocation

If your first option is full, you can add yourself to a waiting list and must select a second choice. Colleges will try to meet specific room requests and additional requirements, but this may not always be possible. Please note that room sizes may vary considerably.

Unfortunately we are unable to confirm specific room allocations prior to arrival, nor are the Colleges. We kindly ask you not to contact the Colleges directly.

Early arrivals / late departures

Unfortunately we are unable to provide College accommodation before or after our Summer Programme. However, if you would like to arrive early or depart after your courses have finished, you may be able to book a room directly with the Colleges once your application has been accepted. Further information will be available on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Alternatively, you can book a room a Madingley Hall: or through University Rooms:

Getting to the Colleges

From the railway station:

If you are arriving with your luggage, you may prefer to take a taxi from outside the station.

Newnham College,0.108522,17

Queens' College,0.114676,18

Selwyn College,0.106119,18

St Catharine's College,0.116956,18