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Newcomers and Visiting Scholars


Newcomers and Visiting Scholars has been in existence since the 1960s, and is here to welcome all members of the University of Cambridge to the City.  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 have three offices, one with the Accommodation Service at Kellet Lodge in Tennis Court Road, one with the Office of Postdoc Academy (PdA) at 16 Mill Lane and our office at North West Cambridge.  Our group is flexible and enthusiastic to start new activities. As an NVS member, if you have ideas or suggestions, we'll be happy to assist you in jumpstarting your projects by offering advice, financial resources as far as we are able, and most importantly volunteer enthusiasm.  We currently have 61 active volunteers in our group, below please find a few who help run the group and feel free to contact us with your suggestions and ideas.

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.