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Making the most of your time in Cambridge

The Amgen programme requires scholars to be in the laboratories working on their research projects throughout the week but we do encourage scholars to make the most of their free time and explore the local area.

Cambridge is a vibrant and exciting city, with a wide range of things to see and do.

Punting is a Cambridge tradition, if you are feeling brave then you can have a go yourself or for a more relaxing time opt for a chauffeured punt with a guide who can tell you the history of the colleges and city as you move your way along the river.

There is a lot on offer for individuals interested in the arts with many free museums and galleries, a number of cinemas and theatres and in the summer months the Royal Shakespeare Company has a number of open air productions.

You can visit the historic Cambridge colleges and their gardens or the botanic gardens with its many rare plant species.  

There are lots of shops and restaurants catering to all tastes and of course traditional English pubs.

If you want to explore further afield London is only an hour from Cambridge and there are direct trains running every 30 minutes. There is a bus service that goes from Cambridge to Oxford offering the most direct route between the two cities.

Getting around
Most University Departments are situated either in the city centre or on the Hospital site and there is a local bus service that runs regular services between these locations

Of course, you also have the option of a more traditional means of transport in Cambridge, by hiring a bicycle from one of the many local cycle providers.

Travelling to and from Cambridge
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