Life in Cambridge

If you apply to John's, you'll be a member of one of the Cambridge colleges. This means you'll be a part of the university, and a part of the city. The JCR committee thought you might like to know a little more about your surroundings, so they compiled some information to guide you.

Dress codes, invitations and etiquette

Some Cambridge events can be quite picky about how you dress and/or present yourself. Beat the system by reading our guide to these traditions.

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Drinking out

Some students may, at some point in their degree, decide to have a drink or two. We know just the place(s)...

What are these places?

Eating out

Where should you take your parents when they come and visit? What's the best place to eat in Cambridge?

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Some countries have different languages to us. Cambridge has its own too... We've made a glossary to help you out with Cambridge slang...

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University costs money. Whose money? How much money? We've written a page to guide you

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Night life and entertainment

Everyone likes to have fun. What is there to do in Cambridge? We've written a guide to the night life to help you out.

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Other colleges

Though John's is clearly the best, we thought we'd educate everyone about the other colleges

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The Cambridge challenges

Cambridge has some amazing traditions. And some weird ones.

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Useful contacts

Cambridge is full of helpful people. We'll show you how to get in touch with them

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