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Newcomers and Visiting Scholars


Newcomers and Visiting Scholars is here to welcome all members of the University of Cambridge to the City and has been in existence since the 1960s.  As a volunteer run group which runs regular activities, groups and events, we hope we can make your time with the University of Cambridge the best it can be.  Please see our programme for further details of what we do.  

We are funded by the University of Cambridge and currently work with the Accommodation Service at Kellet Lodge in Tennis Court Road, while our office is in shared space with the  Postdoc Academy (PdA) at 16 Mill Lane.  Our group is flexible and enthusiastic to start new activities. As an NVS member, if you have ideas or suggestions, we are happy to assist you in jumpstarting your projects by offering advice, and most importantly, enthusiasm.  

Country Representatives 

We have a volunteer assigned to each country to offer you a warm personal welcome to Cambridge.  When you register with us you will receive an email from your country representative introducing themselves.  Please feel free to contact them with questions or to ask for advice about coming to Cambridge.