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Churchill College

Venue at a glance

  • Lecture theatre, seating up to 300

  • Largest College dining hall, seating up to 420
  • Accommodation for up to 400
  • Full AV facilities and support
  • Free WiFi in all areas and bedrooms
  • Easy access and ample free parking

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Introduction to Churchill College

Uniquely amongst the Cambridge Colleges, Churchill College was founded specifically to pursue excellence in the teaching and research of science, engineering and technology. This underpins our culture of informality, flexibility and search for continuous improvement.

The architecture pays reference to the traditional vernacular of inter-linked courtyards, but the style is decidedly contemporary; the open parkland setting where visitors are free to stroll or play games on the grass is inspiring and relaxing; and the presence of the world famous Churchill Archive Centre, offers the chance to supplement traditional conference activities with talks and exhibitions about some of the most significant political leaders of the 20th century.

 
Dining Hall Dining Hall
Dining Hall
  • 420
  • 500
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  • 348

The largest dining hall in Cambridge, this voluminous flexible space is a blank canvas which can be used for traditional college dining, themed events with sets and staging or dining with dancing for up to 266 guests.

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Wolfson Theatre (t) Wolfson Theatre (t)
Wolfson Theatre (t)
  • -
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  • 299
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An air-conditioned theatre with tiered seating for 235 (and additional temporary seating for 64.) A full proscenium stage offers front projection along with full theatrical lighting and a surround sound system to ensure every presentation is memorable for its professionalism and visual impact.

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Wolfson Foyer Wolfson Foyer
Wolfson Foyer
  • -
  • 50
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  • -
  • -
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The lobby of the Wolfson Hall provides an informal lounge area for event delegates. This area offers a business centre for conferences with PC terminals with free broadband internet access, tables for those wishing to connect their lap tops to the free WiFi service, and a dedicated conference office with printing, copying and facsimile facilities on hand.

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- 50 - - - - -
Fellows' Dining Room Fellows' Dining Room
Fellows' Dining Room
  • 60
  • 75
  • 75
  • 48
  • 33
  • 45
  • 45

The collection of contemporary art, which adorns the walls of this formal dining room, facilitates the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary culture giving this room an unusual ambience, making every event a memorable one.

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60 75 75 48 33 45 45
Cockcroft Room Cockcroft Room
Cockcroft Room
  • 18
  • 35
  • 30
  • 16
  • 16
  • 18
  • 12

The Cockcroft Room is an ideal location for the smaller gathering. The Drawing Room adjacent to the Cockcroft Room is ideal for pre-dinner drinks or a more informal reception area.

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Club Room Club Room
Club Room
  • 40
  • 50
  • 50
  • 24
  • 18
  • 18
  • 18

Located adjacent to the main College buildings, this wood panelled space is ideal as a syndicate or breakout space in conjunction with a larger conference.

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Concourse Concourse
Concourse
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  • 250
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The main concourse is a spacious walkway that leads from the Porters' Lodge to the heart of the College. In summer the wall of windows can be opened to enable guests to spill out onto the lawns and seating , or take refuge in the shade of the magnificent oak tree planted at the College's foundation. With level access from all aspects the concourse is perfectly suited for combining delegate registration, informal receptions and exhibitions.

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Bevin Room Bevin Room
Bevin Room
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  • 18
  • 42
  • 30
  • 18
  • 24
  • 18

Situated off the Wolfson Hall foyer, this room can be used in conjunction with the theatre as a breakout space or in its own right as a meeting room. The wall of windows with inspiring views across the grounds gives a sense of tranquillity, whilst plentiful daylight helps to illuminate the room which is equipped with an "AV wall" to facilitate seamless presentations as well as free WiFi access.

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Tizard Room Tizard Room
Tizard Room
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  • 22
  • 30
  • 18
  • 14
  • 20
  • -

On the first floor of the main College building, with views of the College lawn to one aspect and the extensive playing fields to the other, this light, bright space is equipped with an AV wall to ensure that presentations are seamless and trouble free.

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Buttery Buttery
Buttery
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  • 200
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  • -
  • -
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Adjoining the main concourse, the Buttery lies at the heart of the College. Open throughout the day for snacks and drinks, a glass panelled area can be sectioned off for private receptions and buffets, screenings of major sporting fixtures , or providing a "chill out space" for smaller parties. Free WiFi access enables guests to multi-task - catching-up with the emails whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink, and a piano is available for those with a musical bent.

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- 200 - - - - -
Jock Colville Hall Jock Colville Hall
Jock Colville Hall
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  • 80
  • 80
  • 50
  • 25
  • 30
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This purpose-built exhibition hall is a dramatic space, lending formality and grace to any conference exhibition, display or gathering.

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JCR Games Room JCR Games Room
JCR Games Room
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  • -
  • 50
  • 21
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40

A recently refurbished ground-floor room situated at the end of the main Concourse, notable for its large windows looking out across the playing fields. This room is available during the University's vacation periods.

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Seminar Room 1 Seminar Room 1
Seminar Room 1
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  • -
  • 20
  • 12
  • 12
  • 16
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A small training room featuring an "AV wall" and natural daylight. Conveniently located adjacent to the Wolfson Hall, it can be used for syndicate and break out meetings or as a Press or Green Room during larger events in the Wolfson Hall.

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Seminar Room 2 Seminar Room 2
Seminar Room 2
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  • 12
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A smaller room located of the main Concourse suitable as a boardroom syndicate meeting room or as an additional organiser’s office.

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Seminar Rooms 3 and 4 Seminar Rooms 3 and 4
Seminar Rooms 3 and 4
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  • -
  • 20
  • 18
  • 16
  • 12
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Located away from the main College buildings within the peaceful graduate accommodation area, this flexible space can be divided into two sections for syndicate work or opened into a single larger room. A sheltered terrace provides an additional area for delegates in the summer.

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Marquee Marquee
Marquee
  • 200 - 400
  • 200 - 400
  • 200 - 400
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  • 200 - 400

Churchill College is pleased to be able to offer a marquee site within the grounds. The College can recommend marquee suppliers for events from 200 to 400 delegates or client's can use their own marquee suppliers subject to the College's approval. Marquees are used frequently at the College for exhibition and poster board sessions, refreshment areas, large plenary spaces and social events. Please do watch our video, let us show you how it`s done,: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/conferences/facilities/marquees

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Accommodation at Churchill College

All bedrooms are located within interlinked courtyards around the College site. The light generously proportioned rooms combine the functional needs of a business traveller, including a spacious desk and free WiFi, with home comforts such as a hospitality tray and toiletries.

Single en suite 68 rooms
Single standard 274 rooms
Twin en suite 36 rooms
Twin standard 0 rooms
Double en suite 17 rooms
Double standard 8 rooms
Winston Room 10 rooms
Disabled 1 rooms
Total: 414 rooms
Bedrooms at Churchill College
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Conference venue address

Churchill College
Storey's Way
Cambridge
CB3 0DS

Contact details

Tel: +44(0)1223 336233
Fax: +44(0)1223 331545
http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/conferences/
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Technical facilities available

  • Laptops
  • Overhead projector & screen
  • Data projectors
  • 35mm slide projector
  • Flipchart / whiteboard & pens
  • TV, DVD & video
  • Cassette / CD player / recorder
  • Portable PA system
  • Roving, lapel and wired microphones
  • Extension leads
  • Laser pointer
  • Lectern
  • Poster boards
  • Free Broadband Internet access
  • Free WiFi access
  • Conference Telephone
  • ISDN
  • Fax
  • Photocopying
  • Video conference facilities
  • Services of a dedicated audio-visual technician
  • Digitisation for pod and web casting

Sports facilities

  • Tennis courts
  • Football pitch
  • Cricket pitch
  • Sports fields
  • Squash courts
  • Multi-gym

Additional notes

  • Parking for 100 cars
  • Weddings receptions available for non-members
  • Amplified music permitted
  • Summer Schools available
  • Policies on Children in special circumstances
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Dining at Churchill College

At Churchill College we pride ourselves on our outstanding cuisine and friendly service. We have a wide range of menus to ensure we cater for an eclectic range of tastes.

Formal dining lies at the heart of the Cambridge collegiate experience. Throughout the term members of College gather in the Dining Hall to debate and converse whilst enjoying sumptuous cuisine lovingly prepared by the College chefs.

During vacations we re-create these convivial gatherings for our guests: whether attending large conferences or small celebrations we welcome the opportunity to display our gastronomic flare.

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History of Churchill College

Churchill College, which received its Royal Charter in 1960, is the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. It is the embodiment of his vision of how higher education can benefit society in the modern age.

 “Nobel Price winners Francis Crick, discoverer of the Structure of DNA, and Anthony Hewish, the discoverer of the pulsar, were amongst its founding. Churchill College counts 29 Nobel Prize winners amongst its Fellowship, both past and present.”

 

 

 

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Our clients say...

"Thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in on Saturday. Everything about the welcome and service from the College was excellent – thank you so much. I did not get to see Tim at the end so please pass on my thanks to the technical crew. Jane and I did manage to say thank you to Scott but just to reiterate the quality of the food and the whole experience was first class" "

S. Roberts - English Speaking Union

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