The Institute will be held on the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London campuses in the United Kingdom.
The University of Cambridge’s history dates to 1209 when groups of scholars congregated at the ancient Roman trading post of Cambridge to study. In 1627, John Harvard entered Emmanuel College at Cambridge. He later emigrated to the United States where he re-endowed Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was subsequently named for him.
Cambridge, located in Cambridgeshire, is approximately 2 hours from London by train. The city is walkable and college-student friendly.
Queen Mary, University of London, was founded in 1887 as Queen Mary College and was admitted to the University of London in 1915. Queen Mary merged with Westfield College in 1989 to form Queen Mary and Westfield College. Then in 1995, Queen Mary and Westfield merged with St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, established in 1843, and the London Hospital Medical College, England’s first medical school, founded in 1785. Queen Mary is a member of the prestigious Russell Group; has over 16,919 students including 6,444 international students; and the faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners.
London, the recent host for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is a city rich in history and tradition. The British Museum, the Tower of London, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and a host of other notable attractions ensure that participants will not be bored.