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Faculty of Classics


Travelling to Cambridge

If you are coming by train, there are several trains from various stations in London to Cambridge Main Railway Station. Depending on where you are planning on staying, Cambridge North may be closer to your accommodation.

If you are flying, the closest airport is Stansted. From Stansted there is at least one direct train to Cambridge per hour. The train takes about 40 minutes.

The second-best option is Gatwick: there are usually two direct trains per hour to Cambridge (the journey with the direct connection takes about two hours).

There is no direct train connection to Cambridge from Heathrow, but there is a bus connection (National Express: the journey takes between two and two and a half hours). If you are flying to Heathrow, you can also take the tube to London King’s Cross (about 1 hour) and then take a train from London King’s Cross to Cambridge (depending on the train, this may take between 50 and 90 minutes).

Once you are at the Main Railway Station, you can take a taxi or walk to most places in the centre. A taxi from the station to the Faculty costs about 10 £. Alternatively, you can reach the Faculty by bus: you can take Bus U (Universal) from the station to Sidgwick site (stops: Bridge St. or West Road), and there are various buses from the station to the city centre. Bus map: here

If you want to buy tickets online for trains and buses, here are the links: 


Finding the Faculty

The Faculty of Classics is in Sidgwick Avenue. There are three entrances to the Faculty, but (unless told otherwise by the organizer(s) of your event) you should enter the building from the main entrance, which is also the entrance to the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

You can find a map here:,0.110160,18


Catering close to the Faculty

There are two cafés on the Sidgwick Site: the Buttery and the Arc Café.  Nearby, Selwyn College serves lunch and dinner.  Newnham College café is open during the day and Harvey's Coffee shop is nearby.

Latest news

Greek Literature and its Critics Conference

24 November 2023

The programme for the Greek Literature and its Critics conference, to be held on 7th - 9th December 2023 in room G21, is available here .

A.G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture

26 September 2023

The Board of Electors to the A.G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at:

Professor Caroline Vout's book 'Exposed' named winner of 2023 London Hellenic Prize

12 June 2023

The Faculty is delighted to congratulate Professor Caroline Vout on her book Exposed being named winner of the 2023 London Hellenic Prize. Further details are available here: