Cambridge is home not only to one of the world’s great universities, its iconic buildings and colleges peppering the old town, but also to the dynamic high-tech hub sometimes known as ‘Silicon Fen’ (Microsoft Research, Amazon, Apple, ARM, CSR, Autonomy and several thousand more), and the largest biomedical campus in Europe.
The result is a rich mix of students and professionals, and an ambience of tradition, scholarship and innovation. The town is host to a myriad of cafes, restaurants and pubs (including The Eagle, in the front room of which Crick and Watson demonstrated the first model of the double-helix structure of DNA in 1953), and to innumerable buildings of great historical and architectural significance (King’s College Chapel, the Wren Library, the Mathematical Bridge, Trinity Great Court, etc.).
OISE is located a fifteen minute walk from the historic centre and just around the corner from the rail station, in an area lively with bars, shops and restaurants. It stands directly opposite the celebrated Botanic Garden, one of the oldest and most extensive in the country.
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