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Newcomers and Visiting Scholars



Welcome to Newcomers and Visiting Scholars, an organisation that has been welcoming members of the University of Cambridge to the city since the 1960s. Our aim is to make your time with the University of Cambridge as enjoyable as possible. As a volunteer-run organisation, we organise various activities and events for you to participate in. Please take a look at our online programme for more information about what we do.

We are funded by the University of Cambridge and currently operate under the Accommodation Service. Our office is located at 16 Mill Lane, where we share space with the Postdoc Academy (PdA).


Country Representatives 

We want to ensure that you feel welcome in Cambridge, and that's why we have a dedicated volunteer assigned to each country. This person will reach out to you by email after you register with us, introducing themselves and offering any help or advice you may need before your arrival.

Please don't hesitate to contact your country representative if you have any questions or need further guidance. We are excited to have you join us at the University of Cambridge, and we can't wait to meet you in person!