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Gonville & Caius College

A Spectacular Arrival Into Old Courts
Tiered Theatre And Natural Daylight In The Bateman Auditorium
Acropolis at Caius - Meet or Dine in Beautiful Gardens
Modern, Flexible Meeting Space
Stephen Hawking Building en Suite Bedroom
Old Courts Dining Hall

Located in the very heart of Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College offers an array of modern and traditional meeting rooms and private dining facilities.

With over six hundred years of heritage, Caius has beautiful buildings around the historic Old Courts in the city centre. Home to five meeting rooms, all of which provide natural daylight, and several atmospheric panelled dining rooms as well as the magnificent Old Courts Dining Hall that can hold up to 184 for gala dinners and weddings.

Just over the river at West Road, neighbouring the Cambridge University Sidgwick Site, set in extensive gardens are The Stephen Hawking Building, Harvey Court Building and College grass you can actually walk on! The versatile Cavonius Centre is the hub of the site with informal syndicate rooms, registration space and breakout areas also available. If the weather allows, you can even hold your coffee breaks outside on the patio.

During vacation periods, West Road also provides modern ensuite B&B accommodation, making it ideal for a residential conference.

Caius prides itself on the reputation it has gained for its excellent food and service standards. There are a range of private dining rooms available, seating from 10 to 184 guests. The College Chefs provide mouth-watering dishes to suit all dietary requirements and which have satisfied the most discerning food critic. Extensive menus are available and can be tailored to suit a particular event.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Bateman Room
25
20
12
20
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Green Room
30
20
12
18
12
Width: 4.4m
Length: 6.8m
Junior Parlour
20
-
-
12
-
Width: 5m
Length: 5.4m
Harvey Court JCR
120
34
30
36
70
Width: 13m
Length: 6.4m
Cavonius Centre Lounge
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Red Room
-
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Acropolis
151
-
-
-
91
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Old Courts Main Hall
184
14.4m
9.7m
Fellows' Dining Room
44
-
-
Senior Parlour
30
5.2m
12.8m
Green Room
16
4.4m
6.8m
Junior Parlour
12
5m
5.4m
Acropolis
140
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Cavonius Centre
120
40
30
38
48
Width: 10.2m
Length: 13.7m
Bateman Auditorium
98
-
-
-
-
Width: 8m
Length: 9m
Bateman Room
25
20
12
20
18
Width: 5.8m
Length: 6.9m
Senior Parlour
50
30
-
30
24
Width: 5.2m
Length: 12.8m
Junior Parlour
20
-
-
12
-
Width: 5m
Length: 5.4m
Green Room
30
20
12
18
12
Width: 4.4m
Length: 6.8m
Acropolis
151
-
-
-
91
Width: -
Length: -
Harvey Court JCR
120
34
30
36
70
Width: 13m
Length: 6.4m

Gonville & Caius College Accommodation

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Comfortable ensuite accommodation is located on the West Road site, just a ten-minute walk from Old Courts and Cambridge city centre. There are 174 bedrooms between the Stephen Hawking and Harvey Court Buildings with a mix of singles, doubles, twins and triples. An extensive area of beautifully landscaped gardens and furnished patios make a delightful addition to your stay.

Caius is also able to offer up to 172 traditional bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchenette facilities. These traditional bedrooms are located in the heart of the city centre across the Old Courts and St. Michael’s Court sites on Trinity Street.

Stephen Hawking Building Single en Suite Bedroom
55 Rooms
Stephen Hawking Building Twin en Suite Bedroom
10 Rooms
Stephen Hawking Building Double en Suite Bedroom
10 Rooms
Harvey Court Single en Suite Bedroom
56 Rooms
Harvey Court Double en Suite Bedroom
38 Rooms
Harvey Court Triple en Suite Bedroom
-
Old Courts Single Traditional Bedroom
172 Rooms
Total
346 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
100
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
170
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
225
Restrictions:

Green Initiatives

  1. The College collects all food waste which is sent for composting.
  2. Guest bedrooms are provided with two bins; one for recyclable waste and one for non-recyclable.
  3. The College sources locally produced and sustainable food.
  4. The new “green kitchen” achieves energy efficiency in all areas from power consumption to heat recovery and insulation.

Did You Know?

  1. Gonville & Caius is the 4th oldest College (after Peterhouse, Clare and Pembroke).
  2. In 2015, the Caius University Challenge Team defeated Magdalen College, Oxford by 255-105 in the final.
  3. Gonville & Caius has 15 Nobel Prize winners.
  4. The first female Master of Gonville & Caius, Dr Pippa Rogerson took office in October 2018.

How To Find Gonville & Caius College

Gonville & Caius College
Trinity Street
Cambridge
CB2 1TA