Founded on St. Valentine's Day in 1596 by legacy of Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex. Proud of its past, and ambitious for the future, Sidney Sussex College pursues academic excellence through the ideas and experiences of a scholarly community drawn from across the world and brought together in the heart of Cambridge.
Sidney Sussex College is located in the historic heart of Cambridge. Sidney is one of the smaller Cambridge Colleges, and is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and friendly community. Founded in 1596 by Lady Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex, the College is home to a diverse and dynamic community of around 355 undergraduate students, 275 postgraduate students, and 80 Fellows.
Sidney Sussex College (referred to informally as "Sidney") is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England. The College was founded in 1596 under the terms of the will of Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex (1531–1589), wife of Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex , and named after its foundress.
Sidney Sussex may have four centuries of tradition behind it, but it has a true pioneering spirit. We're always looking for new ways to open access to Cambridge, and we foster a diverse academic community. This is a place where students from every kind of background, and from all over the world, feel instantly at home and make friends forever.
Sidney is a strong, vibrant community that brings students, fellows and staff together. Proud of our long history (founded in 1596 – the youngest of the ‘old’ Cambridge Colleges), we are modern and inclusive in outlook. Our undergraduates live on site, or a short walk away, right in the heart of the city.
People | Sidney Sussex College Cambridge People Our community is made up of the Master, 630 undergraduates and postgraduates across a range of subjects, 80 Fellows, and over 100 staff, and almost 7,500 alumni worldwide. Master and College Officers Fellows Other Academic Staff Honorary Fellows College Departments and Staff News