A Glimpse of British Culture

Formal Dinner

Formal dinner is the traditional social activity that enjoys the longest history. On both sides of the traditional long table students wear formal evening dress, listen to the academicianís grace in Latin and enjoy authentic traditional British food.

Punting

Experience the ancient and beautiful university on a small boat on the lovely River Cam. On the clear and quiet river, the boat winds its leisurely way between colleges that are magnificent, graceful, exquisite or elegant and narrate beautiful stories.

Social Dance

Join in the social  dance with Cambridge students, experiencing the beautiful encounter of the prince and princess in the fairy tale world, feeling the authentic Latin flavour and making warm and cheerful Cambridge friends.

Golf

Golf originated in the UK, and has become more and more popular worldwide. During the course, students will be instructed by an experienced coach at the local golf driving range.

The Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester

One of Cambridge students’ favourite leisure activities is to have afternoon tea at the Grantchester Orchard. The place is separate and serene, quiet and comfortable. It is the land of idyllic beauty that was home to the philosopher Russell, the novelist Forster and the artist Augustus John, etc.

The Eagle Pub

Numerous legends were born here. In the most famed pub in Cambridge, Watson and Crick declared that they found DNA double-helix structure, unfolding the mystery of life. In WWII, this was the shelter for British and American pilots who left their names and army serial numbers on the ceiling by lighters and candles before they sacrificed themselves for their countries.

The Phantom of the Opera

As the most successful musical play in history, The Phantom of the Opera reflects post-modern crisis and keeps the audience between reality and illusion with its ingenious play within a play.

Choir/Concert

There are many distinctive concerts and choirs performing in Cambridge. Their soft rhythms are like cold spring-water that bathes the weary heart.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the Queen. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing.

Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname of the Great Bell of the clocktower in the Palace of Westminster. The clock itself is the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. The tower has become one of the most iconic symbols of the UK and is often to be seen in the establishing shot of films set in London.

The British Museum

The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art, and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and represents all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is an art gallery in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is among the most visited art galleries in the world, after the MusÈe du Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

London Chinatown

Chinatown is part of the City of Westminster, occupying the area in and around Gerrard Street. It contains a number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other Chinese-run businesses. It is located in a prime area, close to Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.

Oxford University

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It operates the largest university press in the world and the largest academic library system in the UK. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 27 Nobel laureates, 26 British prime ministers and many foreign heads of state.