Cottenham Village College

Cottenham Village College was opened by the Queen Mother in November 1963. This was almost four decades since Henry Morris had named Cottenham as a preferred location for one of his village colleges in the 1920s.

Cottenham swiftly established a reputation for community education that continues today. The college was also the subject of a number of films produced by the college itself in the 1960s. One celebrated the importance and popularity of community education.

Another Cottenham film showed how the college took inspiration from a school trip to Egypt. The rear of the college was transformed to become ancient Egypt and pupils and staff used ancient maths to solve practical problems – all on camera!

Cottenham Village College

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All images courtesy of Cottenham Village College