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Robinson College

Brand New Exclusive Modern Meeting Space
Crausaz Wordsworth Building
Tiered Theatre for 270
Auditorium
Landscape shot of bridge walkway situated in Robinson College gardens
College Gardens
Exterior image of the Robinson College entrance
Robinson College
Photo of the exterior of the chapel of Robinson College
Robinson College Chapel
The magnificent, oak-panelled, traditional Dining Hall at Robinson College seats 300 for formal dining and banquets.
Dining Hall

Robinson College provides a unique environment for national and international conferences.

From the outset, Robinson College was planned with the needs of conferences very much in mind. Set in several acres of attractive wooded gardens yet only a few minutes' walk from the city centre and the famous "Backs", the College building is architecturally striking and highly functional.

The College has been a venue for residential and non-residential conferences and meetings since 1981 and over the years has steadily grown in experience and reputation. In September 2015, it added a new meetings and events space, the Crausaz Wordsworth Building offering flat-floored cabaret and classroom-style set-ups along with three breakout rooms and bright spacious foyer area all contained within the same building. The Auditorium and Umney Theatre offer purpose-built, raked floor theatres seating 270 and 120 guests respectively.

The College also has a further 20 meeting rooms available for smaller meetings, training courses, group and syndicate use.

The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. The enthusiastic team of chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients and wherever possible, ingredients sourced from local suppliers.

The style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement. Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets. The College is committed to sustainable catering and is proud of its Food Ethics policy.

Rooms and Accommodation

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Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
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Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 1
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.4m
Length: 8.2m
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 2
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.7m
Length: 8.2m
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 3
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.6m
Length: 8.5m
The Crausaz Wordsworth Building offers flexible smart cabaret or classroom style set ups with breakout rooms close by.  There is a bright, spacious foyer with a refreshment and bar area adjacent to the main room.  High specification technology is available throughout the building with in-house support.  It makes a charming settings for dining events and drinks receptions, complemented by imaginative, ethical award winning cuisine. The Building is offered on an exclusive use basis, guaranteeing confidentiality.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building - Syndicates 2 + 3
60
44
26
32
42
Width: 11.5m
Length: 8.2m
The three breakout rooms are located on the first floor, with lift and stair access and can be used as three individual spaces, each able to take up to a maximum of 18 in each area; or as one large space, to take maximum numbers of 72.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building - Syndicates 1 +2 + 3
90
60
38
44
60
Width: 17m
Length: 8.2m
Adjacent to the Auditorium; convenient for registration, breakout, conference help desk, or poster sessions; also suitable for small meetings.
Auditorium Lounge
40
-
-
20
-
Width: 10.5m
Length: 5.85m
Centrally located, the Linnett Room is perfect for a small independent meeting or as a breakout room from a larger plenary session.
Linnett Room
40
16
21
22
24
Width: 5.7m
Length: 6.9m
The Garden Room, located in a quiet corner of the College is an ideal venue for a small dinner party or private meeting.
Garden Room
50
24
20
27
30
Width: 5.2m
Length: 10.8m
The Seminar Room is a lovely intimate space located in a quiet area of the college with views out over the gardens.
Seminar Room
20
-
-
16
-
Width: 3.4m
Length: 8.3m
Adjacent to the Umney Theatre; convenient for registration; breakout, conference helpdesk or poster sessions; also suitable for small meetings.
Umney Lounge
40
16
16
20
-
Width: 9.6m
Length: 5.5m
The prestigious Umney Theatre offers a more intimate environment for conference sessions and lectures. Seating 120 delegates it is also air-conditioned. There is an adjoining Lounge, and a refreshment/exhibition area. Fully equipped with data projection, PA system etc. and an experienced AV technician is available to assist presenters. For organisers a conference office is provided equipped with telephone and photocopier.
Umney Theatre
120
-
-
-
-
Width: 6m
Length: 10.7m
For independent meetings or breakout sessions a further 14 smaller meeting rooms are located conveniently near the main conference and catering areas
Smaller syndicate rooms
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-
-
20
-
Width: -
Length: -
Theatre Style
Music Room
60
21
24
28
24
Width: -
Length: -
The Crausaz Wordsworth Building offers flexible smart cabaret or classroom style set ups with breakout rooms close by.  There is a bright, spacious foyer with a refreshment and bar area adjacent to the main room.  High specification technology is available throughout the building with in-house support.  It makes a charming settings for dining events and drinks receptions, complemented by imaginative, ethical award winning cuisine. The Building is offered on an exclusive use basis, guaranteeing confidentiality.
The Plenary room offers beautiful gardens and terrace views, bringing the outside in.  The use of natural light creates an uplifting environment for learning and networking, with an imaginative interior finish reflecting the Cambridge College traditions.
The three breakout rooms are located on the first floor, with lift and stair access and can be used as three individual spaces, each able to take up to a maximum of 18 in each area; or as one large space, to take maximum numbers of 72.
The space offers 225.6m2
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Plenary Space
150
60
60
48
96
Width: 16m
Length: 15m
Accommodation is provided for up to 270 delegates in study bedrooms. En-suite accommodation can be provided for 220: 160 rooms have private bathrooms and 100 rooms are in two-bedroom suites with a bathroom shared between the two rooms. All rooms are centrally heated and many have private balconies. There are 20 twin executive rooms with en-suite bath and shower and refrigerator. All rooms have both wired and wireless Internet connections. Some rooms are located on virtually the ground floor (up three steps) and most bedrooms and other areas of the College are accessible by lift. There are a limited number of rooms which are suitable for disabled delegates. Those with wheelchairs should be ideally accompanied by a companion. The residential areas are conveniently close to all facilities. If the need arises overflow accommodation can be arranged at nearby colleges. Time off for relaxation and socialising is an important aspect of any conference or meeting. Delegates can enjoy our extensive landscaped gardens which make a peaceful retreat. During the summer months the gardens make an ideal setting for pre-dinner receptions and other events.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Foyer Area
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-
-
-
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Width: 8.3m
Length: 15m
The magnificent, oak-panelled, traditional Dining Hall at Robinson College seats 300 for formal dining and banquets. Its own private Balcony provides the ideal location for reception drinks.  The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. The team of young and enthusiastic chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients. The College's style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement. Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets.
Dining Hall
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-
-
-
Width: 24m
Length: 17.8m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
The magnificent, oak-panelled, traditional Dining Hall at Robinson College seats 300 for formal dining and banquets. Its own private Balcony provides the ideal location for reception drinks.  The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. The team of young and enthusiastic chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients. The College's style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement. Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets.
Dining Hall
300
24m
17.8m
Accommodation is provided for up to 270 delegates in study bedrooms. En-suite accommodation can be provided for 220: 160 rooms have private bathrooms and 100 rooms are in two-bedroom suites with a bathroom shared between the two rooms. All rooms are centrally heated and many have private balconies. There are 20 twin executive rooms with en-suite bath and shower and refrigerator. All rooms have both wired and wireless Internet connections. Some rooms are located on virtually the ground floor (up three steps) and most bedrooms and other areas of the College are accessible by lift. There are a limited number of rooms which are suitable for disabled delegates. Those with wheelchairs should be ideally accompanied by a companion. The residential areas are conveniently close to all facilities. If the need arises overflow accommodation can be arranged at nearby colleges. Time off for relaxation and socialising is an important aspect of any conference or meeting. Delegates can enjoy our extensive landscaped gardens which make a peaceful retreat. During the summer months the gardens make an ideal setting for pre-dinner receptions and other events.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Foyer Area
-
8.3m
15m
Located in a quiet corner of the College this room is an ideal venue for a small dinner party for up to 40 or a working meal
Garden Room
40
5.2m
10.8m
The Garden Restaurant seats 240 for a self-service meal and is air-conditioned. It is mainly used for a more informal style of dining at breakfast and lunchtimes. However it can also be used for formal dining for up to 120.  The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. The team of young and enthusiastic chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients. The College's style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement. Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets.
Garden Restaurant
150
-
-
The Seminar Room is a lovely intimate space located in a quiet area of the college with views out over the gardens.
Seminar Room
16
3.4m
8.3m
Dinner set up, offering garden and terrace views. Technology is available throughout with in-house support.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Plenary Space
-
16m
15m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Our large air-conditioned Auditorium, with a raked floor and maximum seating capacity of 240 (270 with extra seating rows) is designed as a multi-purpose theatre. It can be used for conference sessions, lectures, films, stage performances, etc. It has an adjacent Lounge, a room suitable for speakers and a break out room for 50 people. Fully equipped with data projection, PA system etc. and an experienced AV technician is available to assist presenters. For organisers a conference office is provided equipped with telephone and photocopier. Through the use of technology, the Main Auditorium and Umney Theatre can enable a larger meeting capacity of 390 in a raked theatre style between the two rooms.  These rooms can be linked together with both sound and vision. Both theatres have a wide range of AV equipment and the services of an experienced AV Technician.  We have the ability to stream and record between theatres. Adjacent to the Auditorium; convenient for registration, breakout, conference help desk, or poster sessions; also suitable for small meetings.
Auditorium
270
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-
-
-
Width: 9m
Length: 20.9m
Adjacent to the Auditorium; convenient for registration, breakout, conference help desk, or poster sessions; also suitable for small meetings.
Auditorium Lounge
40
-
-
20
-
Width: 10.5m
Length: 5.85m
The Crausaz Wordsworth Building offers flexible smart cabaret or classroom style set ups with breakout rooms close by.  There is a bright, spacious foyer with a refreshment and bar area adjacent to the main room.  High specification technology is available throughout the building with in-house support.  It makes a charming settings for dining events and drinks receptions, complemented by imaginative, ethical award winning cuisine. The Building is offered on an exclusive use basis, guaranteeing confidentiality.
The Plenary room offers beautiful gardens and terrace views, bringing the outside in.  The use of natural light creates an uplifting environment for learning and networking, with an imaginative interior finish reflecting the Cambridge College traditions.
The three breakout rooms are located on the first floor, with lift and stair access and can be used as three individual spaces, each able to take up to a maximum of 18 in each area; or as one large space, to take maximum numbers of 72.
The space offers 225.6m2
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Plenary Space
150
60
60
48
96
Width: 16m
Length: 15m
The Crausaz Wordsworth Building offers flexible smart cabaret or classroom style set ups with breakout rooms close by.  There is a bright, spacious foyer with a refreshment and bar area adjacent to the main room.  High specification technology is available throughout the building with in-house support.  It makes a charming settings for dining events and drinks receptions, complemented by imaginative, ethical award winning cuisine. The Building is offered on an exclusive use basis, guaranteeing confidentiality.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building - Syndicates 2 + 3
60
44
26
32
42
Width: 11.5m
Length: 8.2m
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 1
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.4m
Length: 8.2m
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 2
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.7m
Length: 8.2m
To enable breakout sessions in conjunction with use of the main Plenary Room, three syndicate rooms are available on the first floor. Individual breakout rooms offer seating for 18 cabaret style, 16 classroom style or u-shape or 18 boardroom style.

Each room has moveable sound proof partitions enabling a number of configurations and if required all three rooms can be available as one large space which can be set for cabaret (60 delegates), classroom (72 delegates), u-shape (38 delegates) or a hollow square for up to 44 delegates.

Each syndicate room is fitted with very high specification audio visual equipment including a high definition solid state projection and audio system, incorporating hearing assistance. The audio visual in each room may be joined to create larger contiguous spaces as required.  The rooms can display local content or take a feed from the Plenary Room.

Two wireless microphones provide voice re-enforcement for when the rooms are joined.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building Syndicate 3
30
16
16
18
18
Width: 5.6m
Length: 8.5m
The prestigious Umney Theatre offers a more intimate environment for conference sessions and lectures. Seating 120 delegates it is also air-conditioned. There is an adjoining Lounge, and a refreshment/exhibition area. Fully equipped with data projection, PA system etc. and an experienced AV technician is available to assist presenters. For organisers a conference office is provided equipped with telephone and photocopier. Through the use of technology, the Main Auditorium and Umney Theatre can enable a larger meeting capacity of 390 in a raked theatre style between the two rooms.  These rooms can be linked together with both sound and vision. Both theatres have a wide range of AV equipment and the services of an experienced AV Technician.  We have the ability to stream and record between theatres.
Umney Theatre
120
-
-
-
-
Width: 6m
Length: 10.7m
Adjacent to the Umney Theatre; convenient for registration; breakout, conference helpdesk or poster sessions; also suitable for small meetings.
Umney Lounge
40
16
16
20
-
Width: 9.6m
Length: 5.5m
Centrally located, the Linnett Room is perfect for a small independent meeting or as a breakout room from a larger plenary session.
Linnett Room
40
16
21
22
24
Width: 5.7m
Length: 6.9m
The Garden Room, located in a quiet corner of the College is an ideal venue for a small dinner party or private meeting.
Garden Room
50
24
20
27
30
Width: 5.2m
Length: 10.8m
The Seminar Room is a lovely intimate space located in a quiet area of the college with views out over the gardens.
Seminar Room
20
-
-
16
-
Width: 3.4m
Length: 8.3m
Through the use of technology, the Main Auditorium and Umney Theatre can enable a larger meeting capacity of 390 in a raked theatre style between the two rooms.  These rooms can be linked together with both sound and vision. Both theatres have a wide range of AV equipment and the services of an experienced AV Technician.  We have the ability to stream and record between theatres.
Auditorium Theatre & Umney Theatre Linked
390
-
-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
The three breakout rooms are located on the first floor, with lift and stair access and can be used as three individual spaces, each able to take up to a maximum of 18 in each area; or as one large space, to take maximum numbers of 72.
Crausaz Wordsworth Building - Syndicates 1 +2 + 3
90
60
38
44
60
Width: 17m
Length: 8.2m
The magnificent, oak-panelled, traditional Dining Hall at Robinson College seats 300 for formal dining and banquets. Its own private Balcony provides the ideal location for reception drinks.  The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. The team of young and enthusiastic chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients. The College's style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement. Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets.
Dining Hall
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-
-
-
-
Width: 24m
Length: 17.8m

Robinson College Accommodation

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Robinson College provides a very high standard of accommodation and is justifiably proud of its 4 star Campus Visit England rating. Accommodation is provided for up to 280 residents in study bedrooms. Private en-suite accommodation can be provided for 220.

Double en suite rooms have their own bathroom with shower-over-bath and toilet. All these rooms also have a small fridge.
Double En Suite
4 Rooms
Single en suite rooms, arranged on staircases, usually 4 per landing. All have their own bathroom with shower-over-bath and toilet. Many of these rooms are accessible by lift and some have views over the beautiful gardens at Robinson College.
Standard Plus Single En Suite
150 Rooms
Single rooms arranged in suites of two or three rooms which share a bathroom and toilet between them. These rooms are ideal for people travelling together and equally for the independent traveller who can still maintain their own privacy. Each of the rooms has its own locked door leading onto a corridor which is in turn secured from the staircase. All of these rooms are situated at the top of the building, accessible only by stairs. All have a balcony and many have a view over the beautiful gardens at Robinson College.
Standard Single
100 Rooms
Twin en suite rooms have their own bathroom with shower-over-bath and toilet. All these rooms also have a small fridge. Many of these rooms are accessible by lift and some have views over the beautiful gardens at Robinson College.
Twin En Suite
20 Rooms
Total
274 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. Green Impact Scheme 2019 Colleges Platinum Award winner.
  2. Energy generating equipment has been installed including solar panels and most recently a water source heat exchange unit.
  3. Locally sourced, seasonal food used for our menus, promote vegan and vegetarian options and avoid single use packaging.
  4. Awarded Gold in the NUS Green Impact challenge in each of the last three years!

Did You Know?

  1. The youngest of the Cambridge Colleges opening in 1977.
  2. It is unique of the Oxbridge colleges in having been intended, from its inception, for both male and female students.
  3. Robinson College was purpose built to run as a conference centre to support the work of the College.
  4. The College is set in 12.5 acres of woodland teeming with wildlife

How To Find Robinson College

Robinson College
Cambridge
CB3 9AN

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