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Student families

Families have been part of the University of Cambridge since the 16th Century, before most universities around the world were founded.  As Queen Elizabeth said in 1561, the “students and members thereof, being married, do keep particular households with their wives, children and nurses.”  She disapproved heartily!

Today, the University is home to thousands of families, whether students, scholars or fellows.  Some Colleges operate their own nurseries and, later this year, the University will open its own Primary School.