30 Apr, 2009

Cambridge, a Research and Cultural Sight


Cambridge is one of the most important cities in The United Kingdom. It is a university’s town. It lies 80 km north of London. It is best known as the birthplace of the university with the same name, one of the greatest universities in the world, topped only by American universities and maybe Oxford.

The city itself hosts about 1 million people spread over an area of more than 100 square kilometers in the district area and even more outside. It has a rich history. Settlements have existed in this are even before the Roman Empire. The city has encountered many changes during the Roman times, the Saxon and Viking age, the Norman Times and the twentieth century until now.

The buildings here are very beautiful, and date from various ages, but Cambridge is mainly a cultural and learning center. Many of the buildings are colleges: King’s College, Magdalene College, Trinity College and St John’s College own a significant land in the city, but also outside of it.

There are many high-tech businesses that have developed around the city and technology centers built on science parks. Many of these science parks are the property of universities or colleges. Companies like: CSR, Sinclair, Microsoft, TETRA and Marshall Aerospace choose to locate their headquarters here, or were built with the aid of the universities, or at least, have chosen to locate their research center there.

Cambridge is often regarded as a center of development in technology, but that doesn’t stop it to have a good road network, a railway station with many connections, and an airport. Also, the first set of rules of modern football was made up here. The city has a football team and a rugby team. There are many festivals part of its culture too, like the Midsummer Fair, l, the Strawberry Fair, the Beer Festival and the Film Festival.

Cambridge - King's College Chapel

King’s College Chapel

Cambridge - Pembroke College

Pembroke College was the third college to be founded in the University of Cambridge

Cambridge - Great St Mary's Church

Great St Mary’s Church

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