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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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 site. St Catharine's offers graceful architecture and delightful courtyard gardens.

The history of the College is reflected in the names used for its intriguing mix of old and new buildings. St Catharine’s College was founded in 1473 by Robert Woodlark, former Chancellor of the University. Dr John Gostlin bequeathed the Bull Inn to the College. The building of the main courtyard began in 1674, and the Chapel was completed in 1704. Mary Ramsden left money to the College in 1745 for new staircases. The latest phase of building, the McGrath Centre, was completed in 2013.

St Catharine’s provides served buffet-style dinners (on most evenings this will be in the Senior Combination Room) and a traditionally-served Closing Dinner in the Main Hall at the end of each two-week term. Breakfast is self-service, also in the Main Hall.

Single en suite rooms are available for one week only or the full programme.

Please note:
No ground floor en suite rooms. Some rooms are accessible by lift.

Facilities include en suite rooms only; wifi access in rooms; bed linen and towels; tea/coffee facilities in room; laundry room; computer room; Chapel; modern College bar

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St Chad’s

Part of St Catharine’s College, these self-catering flats were built in the 1970s and are located on Grange Road, close to the main teaching site and a short walk to the city centre with its market, shops and supermarkets.

In St Chad’s, each flat has four single standard bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Each flat also has a shared kitchen, equipped for preparing your own meals and which are serviced regularly. Meals are not included in this option, except for the final served Closing Dinner, which you take in the Main Hall in St Catharine’s College.

Rooms in St Chad’s flats are available for the full programme only. There are a limited number of flats available.

Please note:
Please specify on your application if you have flat-sharing preferences or wish to share with specific friends / family / colleagues who are also studying on our Summer Programmes. We will endeavour to allocate students to flats based on these preferences. If it is not possible to meet your preferences, we will contact you to discuss selecting other available accommodation options in College.

Facilities include single standard rooms only; shared bathroom; self-catering with equipped kitchen; wifi access in rooms; bed linen and towels; tea/coffee facilities in room; laundry room

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