Home » The archive » 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!
All images courtesy of Cottenham Village College
Tags: Oral History
Tags: Cottenham VC, Events
Image from the Cottenham Village College archive, part of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges project
Tags: Cottenham VC, Library
Tags: Cottenham VC
Tags: Community, Cottenham VC, Events
Tags: Community education, Cottenham VC, Events
Tags: Community education, Cottenham VC
Tags: Cottenham VC, Events, Royalty
Tags: Cottenham VC, Drama, Events
Tags: Adult Education, Cottenham VC
Tags: Cottenham VC, School Records
Tags: Cottenham VC, Opening Ceremony, Press Coverage, Royalty
Tags: Buildings, Cottenham VC
Tags: Buildings, Cottenham VC, Press Coverage
Tags: Cottenham VC, Domestic Science, Press Coverage, Staff, Students
Tags: Cottenham VC, Press Coverage