Crausaz Wordsworth Building

The Crausaz Wordsworth Building, pictured above, was officially opened by the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and official ‘Visitor’ to Robinson College, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, on 15th October 2015.  This splendid new facility adds significant meeting space to the College and was made possible by the generosity of a number of donors.  The main meeting room seats up to 100 for meetings and dining, whilst upstairs the flexible layout can be configured to provide between 1 and 3 smaller rooms for committee meetings, teaching, seminars or break-out sessions.  When not in academic use, the Crausaz Wordsworth Building is available as a conference and meeting venue.

Graduate Accommodation at Robinson College

Two additional graduate houses were opened on Saturday 27th September 2008. They received wonderful feedback from students who were the first residents and were made possible by gifts from a number of donors, as shown on the plaque below.

Subject: New Grad Houses

I had the joy of moving into the new Grad House B on Saturday. From the sparkling bathroom, to the spacious, luxurious kitchen, the larger bed sheets to the large and wide-opening windows (a relief after the stuffy darkness in the old grad house ground floor), this is easily the most comfortable accommodation I have ever lived in - and I have moved house nine times in the past ten years as my live moved from Stuttgart to Heidelberg, to London, back to Heidelberg, Berlin, and now Cambridge.

What is most impressive, though, is the utmost silence in my room. Having spent a year living at Russell Square in Holborn, I refused a PhD scholarship at UCL because I didn't want to live in the noise of the city again. Now, barely 100 yards from the open fields, with windows opening up to the leafy gardens next door and my office in the Cavendish a mere 5 minute walk away, it feels like I am living in an oasis of peace.

..... Thank you for making these buildings possible.....Now it's up to us students to turn these buildings into a thriving community. I'll try my best.

With best wishes,

Philipp Hennig

Maria Björnson Outdoor Theatre

The Maria Björnson Outdoor Theatre opened in 2004 and was made possible by a gift from a Robinson alumnus.  The theatre is named in memory of the renowned set designer, Maria Björnson, and is used for productions each year by Robinson students and Robinson’s Brickhouse theatre company, as well as other theatre companies and organisers, including the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.