The Cambridge Effect

Nothing quite says “Cambridge” like its ancient colleges.

During vacation periods, you can enjoy a unique private dining experience within their magnificent great halls. However, some colleges, keen to capitalise on the corporate event market, have also been hiring meeting space to private clients for some time. Claire, Robinson and Homerton colleges, for example, can offer year-round availability in dedicated event facilities. Recently, other colleges such as Newnham, Jesus and Trinity Hall, have also opened purpose-built conferencing centres. Historically, the colleges have only been able to offer meeting spaces outside of term time, with students and fellows understandably having priority over external clients. However these new meeting centres seek to change that. Built specifically with external hire in mind, offering availability throughout the year, break out spaces and built-in AV.

In addition, Kettle’s Yard, part of Cambridge University Museums, has recently undergone a significant expansion of its galleries and event spaces. The Galleries are available after the museum has closed, so are ideal for evening drinks receptions of up to 200. However, 2 meeting spaces that are available to hire throughout the day and are suitable for meetings of up to 20.

Why not tap into Cambridge’s culture of learning and hold your next training course or conference in a college or university space?