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Selwyn College

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About Selwyn College

Selwyn College is a college of the University of Cambridge and home to around 390 undergraduate and 290 postgraduate students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. Selwyn was founded in 1882 and was one of the first colleges in Cambridge to go co-educational, admitting women in 1976. The College has a strong commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Located on Grange Road, the College is close to the University Library and the new University developments in West Cambridge. The Sidgwick site – which houses faculties such as Law, Economics, English, History, Classics and Modern Languages – is right next to our gardens. The site is accessible via a step free path from the College’s courts.

Some of our historic buildings were not built with accessibility in mind, but adaptations have been made to ensure all students can access facilities such as the cafeteria servery, historic dining hall, chapel and the bar.  Newer developments such as Ann’s Court, built in 2005-09, have lift access, as does our new library and auditorium opened in 2021. A number of student rooms have also been adapted to facilitate additional requirements.

The guides provided by AccessAble are a helpful source of information for getting around our site and the accommodation and facilities available.  We encourage those who are thinking of studying or working at Selwyn, visiting, or attending a conference to use the site maps below, or visit our website.


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