Cambridge is located about 100 km from London and is one of the most important and famous university cities in the world.
The first settlements are from the primitive era with finds dated over 3,500 years ago. During the Roman era it became a very important inhabited center given the proximity of the roads that connected Britain from north to south. Following the Roman retreat around 410 the town was abandoned and only around 875 thanks to the arrival of the Vikings returned to be an important center of trade.
The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 by dissident students and professors of the University of Oxford.
University city par excellence, Cambridge has always been associated with study and knowledge with 89 Nobel Prizes in 6 different disciplines obtained by students or researchers linked to the University of Cambridge and who have changed the history of knowledge: right here the structure of DNA was discovered.
There are 31 colleges, each of which has a unique history, rules and traditions but the most important are Clare and King’s College.
Clare College was entirely funded by Elizabeth de Clare, granddaughter of Henry I of England, in the fourteenth century for less fortunate students.
King’s College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI.