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St Catharine's College

Main Court
Senior Combination Room
McGrath Centre
Old Combination Room
The Ramsden Room
McGrath Bar

Founded in 1473, St Catharine’s College is a welcoming community of students, staff and Fellows situated in the very heart of Cambridge providing state-of-the-art facilities against a backdrop of history and excellence.

As a conference and meeting venue, the College offers a wide range of versatile rooms, both modern and traditional to suit all of your needs. With room capacities ranging from 10 to 154 delegates, the College can accommodate large scale conferences to smaller day meetings allowing maximum flexibility for your event.

The College takes great pride in producing the highest standards of classical food with a contemporary twist preparing innovative and exciting menus to suit all budgets, using the best locally-sourced produce. The team is committed to creating sustainable events and is very proud of its awards.

En-suite and standard accommodation is available outside of term time, offering guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay in the city centre.

At St Catharine's College, you'll experience beautiful surroundings and exceptional service.

Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Small Syndicate Rooms
12
8
-
12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Old Combination Room
30
16
18
20
18
Width: 7m
Length: 7m
Senior Combination Room
60
36
31
36
32
Width: 7m
Length: 13m
Rushmore Room
60
24
30
28
32
Width: 5.5m
Length: 13m
Ramsden Room
40
16
30
20
28
Width: 6.5m
Length: 13.5m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Senior Combination Room
48
7m
13m
Old Combination Room
30
7m
7m
Dining Hall
240
17m
29m
McGrath Centre
200
12m
13m
McGrath Bar
180
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
McGrath Centre
154
50
36
28
56
Width: 12m
Length: 13m
Ramsden Room
40
16
30
20
28
Width: 6.5m
Length: 13.5m
Rushmore Room
60
24
30
28
32
Width: 5.5m
Length: 13m
Senior Combination Room
60
36
31
36
32
Width: 7m
Length: 13m
Old Combination Room
30
16
18
20
18
Width: 7m
Length: 7m

St Catharine's College Accommodation

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St Catharine’s welcomes you to stay in its beautiful surroundings, located in the heart of the city centre, perfect for business guests, private group bookings and residential conference delegates. The guest rooms are comfortably furnished, offering excellent value for money.

Guests have a choice of single en suite bedrooms in Chapel Court or more traditional single standard bedrooms in Sherlock Court, both provide a taste of traditional College life.

St Catharine’s can also offer fantastic 4 and 5-bedded self-catering flats at its St Chad’s site, just a 10-minute walk along “the backs” to the city centre.

All guest bedrooms include complimentary toiletries, Fairtrade tea and coffee, free Wi-Fi and an extensive breakfast buffet served in the main dining hall.

Single en suite bedroom
100 Rooms
Single standard bedroom
135 Rooms
Double en suite bedroom
5 Rooms
Self-Catering Flats at St Chad's
130 Rooms
Total
380 Rooms

Green Initiatives

  1. College ethos, underpinned by a 90-point externally reviewed Sustainability Policy, incorporates green initiatives adopted across all areas of College life
  2. Winners of initiatives such as Green Impact (Gold), Student Switch Off and Green Living Guides led by students.
  3. Awarded the Green Tourism Bronze Certification, in recognition of our environmentally friendly practices and our continuing commitment to sustainability.
  4. Sustainable Restaurant Association members demonstrating best practice in sourcing, engagement and valuing natural resources to provide a sustainable food service.

Did You Know?

  1. St Catharine's has the only open-sided court, visible from the street, of any Cambridge College.
  2. John Addenbrooke, who gave his name to Cambridge's hospital, was a Fellow. We still have his books, specimens and body.
  3. The two lampposts in front of the College have bases made out of French cannons captured at Waterloo.
  4. St Catharine's is the College of Sir Ian McKellen, known for his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and King Lear.

How To Find St Catharine's College

St Catharine's College
Cambridge
CB2 1RL