Senate House
Senate House
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This baroque building, completed in 1730, is the ceremonial center of Cambridge University where degrees are awarded and important decisions are put to ballot.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Senate House is a 1720s building mainly for graduation ceremonies. A beautiful Neoclassical building with Corinthian Columns and blind arcades of the same style of capitals. Built along classical lines, it’s also un-classically asymmetric. The back of the building (opposite side facing Senate House) has a different design. Still, it’s a monumental building. Sadly it must've been graduation day when we visited because the senate wasn't open to the public.
Written October 26, 2021
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
A fantastic baroque building

Nice to see inside it as it is not normally open to the public

Makes a fantastic setting for the formalities of graduation
Written June 28, 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This large building was completed in 1730 and has a real presence, set to one side from King's College. This is used for official engagements and important visits.
Written May 24, 2018
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Michael J
Wisbech, UK228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
except as a guest of the University or for graduations for family members. Very impressive interior.
Written May 7, 2018
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I viewed this as the hub of Cambridge uni, where all things admin take place. It was closed when we went, but the exterior was beautiful and well maintainned. Would love to see inside one day.
Written April 29, 2018
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AVFA
Oxford, UK393 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Went for graduation ceremony.

Building is nice and the surroundings are kept tidy.

Building is not very exciting.
The grounds are nice.
Written July 17, 2017
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Casey E
Granite City, IL146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
It was a nice change of pace to see this. If you want some knowledge this is a must visit. It may not be he best for young ones.
Written February 27, 2017
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Alas no opportunity to see the inside. Magnificent exterior in keeping with the splendour of Cambridge.

I hope I can see inside one day!
Written November 10, 2016
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S A
Singapore, Singapore181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
I had the pleasure of enjoying the lawns and the inside of this building where graduation ceremony was held. It is great to view from outside, as it to take a closer look at the grand door, the statue in the middle of the lawn and simply being around.
Written May 7, 2016
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RomanS524
Maidenhead, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Lovely looking building next to the main Chappel. You can look at it and enjoy the marvellous detailed exterior...unfortunately I have no idea how and if anyone can take a look inside.
Written December 31, 2015
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