Social Programme

Your free time - English 'after hours'

At the CAE Professional Centre we offer a subsidised programme of social events every week, which you can take part in if you wish. Three very popular activities are evening tours to village and city pubs, theatre and concert trips and visits to hear the world-famous choir in King's College chapel. From March to October we also play croquet in the school garden. Our social evenings will help you practise your English spontaneously while you relax. If you stay over a weekend, you can take one of our outings or overnight trips to places of interest in Britain or nearby on the continent. You have free access to a nearby fitness centre.


As it is home of one of the world's greatest universities, Cambridge has a lively student culture. Every day while the university is in session there are concerts, plays, meetings and lectures that are open to the public. There are four theatres in the city, two concert halls, a pop-music venue and a number of nightclubs. Of the twenty or so cinema screens, three show foreign and minority-interest films. Many of the colleges have first-rate chapel choirs, who sing evensong every day, and perform public concerts. The city has a wealth of bookshops, a fine museum and a number of art galleries, one of the best of which is Kettle's Yard. Many of the college and university buildings are architectural masterpieces, both ancient and modern. The newly developed Cambridge Science Park has an international reputation for hi-tech research and development.

London - and back in an evening

Cambridge is the ideal place for a professional training centre. It is only 40 minutes from Stansted International Airport and only 45 minutes from London by train. It is easy to go to a show in London and be back in Cambridge the same evening. Details of London events are available in the Professional Centre.