Cambridge is one of the best
known towns in the world and it can be found on most tourists' lists of places
to visit. Cambridge is famous for its university, which started during the 13th
century and grew steadily, until today there are more than twenty colleges.
The oldest one is Peterhouse,
which was founded in 1284. And the most recent is Robinson College, which was
opened in 1977. But the most famous is King's College, because of its
magnificent chapel. Its choir of boys and undergraduates is well known all over
The Universities were only for
men until 19th century when the first women's college was opened. Later the
doors of colleges were opened to both men and women. Nowadays almost all the
colleges are mixed.
To the north of Cambridge is
the Cambridge Science Park, the modern face of the University. This park has
developed in response to the need for universities to increase their contact
with high technology industry. It is now home to more than sixty companies and
The whole area is in fact very
attractively designed, with a lot of space between each building. The planners
thought that it was important for people to have a pleasant, park like
environment in which to work.
Every year thousands of
students come to Cambridge from overseas to study English.