Discussions about a site for Robinson College were taking place as early as 1972. The letters shown here [Archive ref. RCRF 3/1] debated the possibility of the old Addenbrooke’s Hospital (now the Judge Institute) and a site owned by Gonville and Caius College on Queen’s Road. Other suggestions included Clarkson Road, Barton Road, St John’s Kitchen Garden, and Grange Farm at the end of Adams Road [Archive ref. RCTR 8/4/1/2]. The eventual sale by St John’s College to the Robinson College Trustees of the Grange Road site was completed on 8 October 1975 [Archive ref. RCAR 1/2/1/1/16].