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You can feel accepted and 'at home' whatever
your background or beliefs

Oliver, 1st Year

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The atmosphere in college is very friendly,
it's almost like a family.

Khoa, 2nd Year

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For me, the best thing about Emma is the
inter-year socialising - it makes it a lovely
community to be a part of

Jake, 3rd Year

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After visiting a few colleges, I felt Emma
was the one in which I felt most welcome

Emily, 2nd Year

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More than meets the eye

Emmanuel Today

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Visit the College and you'll find a warm, welcoming community of over 750 people working together to make a vibrant and enjoyable place to study, develop and achieve.

Emma People

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From Flutes to Skis to Desert to Emmanuel College Porters’ Lodge

Monty’s army career started when he was 16 and he joined the Junior Leader’s Regiment Royal Armoured Corps in a “not very picturesque” corner of Dorset. So challenging was the course that, of the 48 who started, only eight passed out two years later. He went on to join the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards and was stationed in Germany for 17 years, first in Detmold and then in Paderborn. 


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All members of the College and their friends are very welcome at its services, and are invited to share in its activities.

Emmanuel Origins

Founded in 1584 by Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer under Elizabeth I, Emmanuel has a rich history of high achievement. With three Nobel prize winners, a decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs and John Harvard, whose bequest helped to secure the future of the University that now bears his name; explore the past that has created our future.

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Start of Michaelmas Term

3 October 2017

End of Michaelmas Term

1 December 2017

Watch & listen

Architecture | Student Spotlight

Fiona, a student in her third year studying Architecture at Cambridge University, describes her experiences of the course.

Funding & Finance

Emmanuel College believes no student should be deterred from studying at the University of Cambridge by financial considerations.