University of Cambridge



St Edmund's College

About the College

St Edmund’s has an international and multidisciplinary flavour. Half of our student body are from overseas with over 60 countries represented.

St Edmund’s total of 500 students includes 150 mature undergraduates (aged 21 or over), including affiliated students (who already have a degree from another university). Many students are second-time learners studying for a degree after a break from full-time education.

The College sits in six acres of parkland and is conveniently placed for the arts faculties, the West Cambridge Site, the Veterinary School, the University Library and the city centre. The College buildings currently house 218 single students (some en suite). All rooms are centrally heated and connected to the internet, and some are suitable for students with physical disabilities. Six maisonettes and seven apartments are suitable for students with families. In addition, our library building includes a large reception/lecture room, a library, teaching rooms, a gym and music practice room.

Scholars and Fellows of St Edmund’s form a single community with the student body led by a lively executive committee that runs the Combination Room with its bar, pool table and a host of social events. The College kitchen provides up to three meals a day as well as formal meals at least once a week during term time.

The numerous College clubs and societies include the choir and those for law, sports and music. Many College members participate in their field at University and national level.

The College Chapel reflects the Catholic heritage of the College and is open to other Christian bodies. It’s also open to all members of the College as a place of quiet prayer and contemplation. The Von Hügel and Faraday Institutes enrich the life of the College in the areas of social justice and the interconnection of science and religion, respectively.

Fact file

UCAS campus code


Courses available

All courses

Student numbers

150 mature undergraduates
c50 admitted each year
350 postgraduates
For students aged 21 and over (mature students)

Open days

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days


College staff


Prof Paul Luzio

Admissions Tutor

Dr Matthew Cole (Deputy)
Dr Michele Gemelos

Senior Tutor

Dr Judith Bunbury

Directors of Studies
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Prof Paul Russell †
  • Architecture Dr Koen Steemers †
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Dr Sally Church†
  • Chemical Engineering Dr David Scott †
  • Classics Ms Natascha Hennessey †
  • Computer Science Dr Rob Harle †
  • Economics Dr Povilas Lastauskas
  • Education Dr Phil Gardner
  • Engineering Dr Matt Cole
  • English Dr Michele Gemelos
  • Geography Dr Harriet Allen † (Years 1 & 3), Dr Mia Gray (Years 2 & 3)
  • History Dr Rosemary Horrox
  • History of Art Dr Anna Gannon
  • Human, Social, and Political Sciences Dr Corinne Roughley †
  • Land Economy Dr Nicola Morrison
  • Law Dr Sean Butler
  • Linguistics Dr Theresa Biberauer †
  • Management Studies Dr Eden Yin
  • Manufacturing Engineering Dr Bill O'Neill †
  • Mathematics Dr Peter O'Donnell (Pure) † Dr Thomas Forster (Applied)
  • Medicine Dr David Webster † (Pre-Clinical), Dr Vian Azzu† (Clinical)
  • Modern and Medieval Languages Dr Emanuela Davey †
  • Music Dr Ben Walton †
  • Natural Sciences Dr Linda King (Biological), Dr Susan Haines (Physical)
  • Philosophy Dr Samuel Kimbriel †
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Dr Adam Mar †
  • Theology and Religious Studies Dr Dirk Jongkind
  • Veterinary Medicine Mr Stuart Eves † (Pre-Clinical), Prof Michael Herrtage (Clinical)

† external Director of Studies