Cambridge Science Park

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Coordinates: 52°14′2″N 0°8′40″E / 52.23389°N 0.14444°E / 52.23389; 0.14444

The main entrance to Cambridge Science Park

The Cambridge Science Park, founded by Trinity College in 1970,[1] is the oldest science park in the United Kingdom. It is a concentration of science and technology related businesses, and has strong links with the nearby University of Cambridge.

The science park is situated about 3 km to the north of Cambridge city centre, by junction 33 of the A14, in the parish of Milton, contiguous with Cambridge itself.


The land was originally given to Trinity College when the latter was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. The land was used for farming until the Second World War, when it was requisitioned by the US Army and used to prepare vehicles and tanks for D-Day. After the war, the land was left derelict until 1970, when, at the suggestion of Tony Cornell,[2] and under the supervision of Sir John Bradfield, the college worked with Sir Francis Pemberton of Bidwells[3] to develop it into a new centre for scientific enterprise and innovation.

Businesses in the Science Park[edit]

The following table lists the businesses operating in the Cambridge Science Park as of November 2011.[4]

Cambridge Fun Run[edit]

Fancy-dress participants of the 18 November 2011 Cambridge Fun Run.

The Cambridge Fun Run is a charity race for Children In Need organised and mainly entered by employees of businesses based in and around the Science Park. It has been held each November since 1989. Contestants compete in teams of four, some in fancy dress, running either one lap (as a group) or four laps (as a relay) of the 1.8 km (1.1 mi) Science Park ring road. The race begins and ends, and medals and trophies are awarded (for fastest runners and best costumes) in front of the Cambridge Consultants building.[5][6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ #BPGCSE
  2. ^ "Ghostbuster who had the spirit to persevere". Cambridge Evening News. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Great man' Sir Francis dies at 95". Cambridge Evening News. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Company Directory
  5. ^ Cambridge Fun Run in aid of Children in Need
  6. ^ GALLERY: 600 workers pass the baton for Children in Need


  • Bowen, Ann; Pallister, John (2002). Understanding GCSE Geography. Heinemann Educational. p. 182. 

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