Day Conferences and Meetings
The College has two professional conference centres on site, both with lecture theatres and flexible, flat-floored syndicate rooms and a range of additional meeting rooms. Ideal to organise your day conferences, corporate events or meetings.
Located at the top of historic Castle Hill and easily accessed from major road links, Murray Edwards offers free on-site car parking. Our site is easy to navigate and we signpost all events, so your delegates will be relaxed when they arrive for your meeting.
If delegates are arriving by train, buses are available to the College however, we would recommend taking taxis where possible, as the city centre can get very busy at peak times.
We offer a range of event enhancements, from tours of our world-renowned art collection, to fine dining, to summer garden receptions or BBQs, to our fantastic range of refreshment breaks. Delegates are sure to leave with lasting memories of your event at Murray Edwards College.
If you or any of your guests require accommodation closer to the time, we usually have a small number of bedrooms available, even in term, and these can be booked individually by your guests via our online booking system or included on the final invoice.
At Murray Edwards College, Wi-Fi for organisers, speakers and delegates, delegate stationary (events with tables), flip charts, white boards and pens are all complimentary. Our very competitive Day Delegate Rate and other prices can be found here.
Two Conference Centres
Murray Edwards College has two professional conference centres on site; Buckingham House and Paula Browne House. These are self-contained conference centres including lecture theatres and flexible break out rooms with excellent A.V. facilities and Foyers for networking, registration, refreshments and lunch.
The College Meeting Rooms are in the heart of Murray Edwards, giving a real academic feel to your event but in professional standard meeting rooms with high quality A.V. and nearby areas for refreshments and lunch.
Food & Drink
Murray Edwards has an outstanding team of chefs who produce responsibly sourced, modern British cuisine. For your day meeting, you can choose from our menu selection of excellent buffet options, including our trendy new Balance Bowls, alongside the more well-known Finger and Bowl buffets.
If you are looking to challenge your delegates to choose a more plant-based menu, we now offer more vegan and vegetarian options than ever before. Of course, there are still plenty of responsibly sourced meat options to choose from.
Although your delegates are only here for a day conference, they may have traveled some way to get here and if you are looking to provide added-value to your delegates Murray Edwards College is the venue for you.
Our extensive, world renowned art collection is the largest of it’s kind in Europe with works by Maggi Hambling, Tracey Emin, Barbara Hepworth and Dame Paula Rego. The collection is located throughout the light and airy College, contributing to a motivating and inspiring atmosphere. A self-guided art tour is available or we can arrange tours with our art curator for a small donation to the art collection.
The gardens at Murray Edwards are beautiful yet informal and delegates are welcome to walk on the grass, picnic in the sunshine and generally enjoy the gardens. Organisers can plan team-building activities, drinks receptions and BBQs outside too.
Our modern buildings were designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bonn who also designed London’s Barbican and are light and airy. The site layout is simple and event rooms are easy to find.
From the College, it is just a 5-10 minute walk to Quayside where there are boutique shops, restaurants, bars and the classic Cambridge activity…punting. A little further and delegates will reach the city centre with high street and designer shops, library, nightclubs and attractive green parks.
Location & Parking
With easy road access from the M11 and A14, finding Murray Edwards College is rarely a problem for delegates. See our How to Find Us page.
In addition we have free on-site parking available on a first come, first served basis and there is additional street parking nearby.
Once here, they can also quickly access the rest of Cambridge, as we are located at the top of historic Castle Hill on the doorstep of the oldest part of Cambridge.