The Bar

Conveniently located right by the CR in the Norfolk building, the bar is at the heart of the College community.

Eddie’s Bar reflects the open, friendly, and international nature of St Edmund’s College. One of the last college bars in Cambridge that is entirely student-managed and student-run, Eddie’s Bar offers great quality and amazing variety for low prices. The bar is a hot-spot to hang out and relax, socialize, and meet fellow members of Eddie’s, to have a drink after a stressful Cambridge day.

During term time, the Bar Staff try to open the bar  most evenings. (Note: All bar staff are volunteers, and so their availability depends on their studies and other obligations.)

Sunday - Thursday: 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 7:30pm to 12:30am

[COVID-19 NOTE: This may vary based on current regulations.]

 

When there are BOPs (student parties) or other events, the Bar is usually granted a 1-hour extension beyond the scheduled time.

 
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Any lawyer will tell you it's mandatory - The Bar

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Gym

The gym includes:

  • Air Conditioning

  • Fitted stereo with iPod dock

  • One treadmill

  • Two rowing machines

  • Cage/squat rack

  • Bench press

  • A variety of bars and weights

  • Large selection of dumbbells

  • Exercise mats

  • Exercise balls

Gym rules:

  1. Do not give anyone else access to use the gym with your card.

  2. The gym door should be closed when training and the air conditioning should be switched on.

  3. Weights should be removed from bars at the end of training and returned to the rack.

  4. Dumbbells should be put back on the rack in the correct location.

  5. Any damage must be reported immediately.

  6. You are using the gym of your own free will and as such, College and the CR takes no liability for any injuries sustained or damage caused.

The gym is open to all college members who have signed the Gym Awareness Form and have had their student card activated.

[COVID-19 NOTE: This may vary based on current regulations.]

Outdoor Gym

Located to the rear of the Richard Laws building, behind the new bike sheds, the equipment is now available for all members of the College to use and will ensure that we can all get outside and exercise no matter what lockdown or other restrictions apply.

Additionally, weight training equipment can be found behind the garden room.

The facility is made up of three pieces of outdoor gym equipment:

1) Lat Pull Down/Shoulder Press
2) Pull-Ups/Assisted Pull-Ups
3) Leg Press/Bench

These items target a variety of muscle groups and are suitable for people of all abilities. The diversity in the equipment also means that it will continue to be of use after the restrictions, as it will provide an experience similar to a commercial gym.

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Music Room

We have our very own college band!

The college music room is located in the basement of the library building and offers a wide range of instruments for use by CR members.

To gain access to the room, please complete the form below and return it to the Bursar’s Assistant.

Once you have registered your CamCard, the music room can booked at: https://booking.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/schedule.php?sid=2

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No one ever talks about Watson and Crick's visit to the Eddie's library
No one ever talks about Watson and Crick's visit to the Eddie's library

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Calm study spaces in the early morning

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The windows make the room

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Library

St Edmund’s College has two Libraries: the Main Library (in the Library Building) and the Norfolk Library, on the second floor in the Norfolk Building.

Main Library

The library building is a study and resource space for St Edmund’s students. The first floor houses books and reference material on open shelves, and the second floor provides a comfortable study area equipped with computers and power points for laptops. The first floor also includes two smaller private study rooms, which can be booked via the Tutorial Office.

The acquisitions policy is to add useful works of reference to the collection of books, which have been given or bought over the years, and, where possible, to provide core textbooks where students indicate a need. The library holdings are listed in the Union Catalogue of Libraries in the University, which can be accessed online from the library or your own computer at www.lib.cam.ac.uk .

iDiscover is the main website for searching holdings for all books and digital media in Cambridge, www.idiscover.lib.cam.ac.uk

Norfolk Library

In addition to the Main Library, which primarily houses academic resources, the Norfolk Library provides additional study spaces and computers on the 2nd floor of the Norfolk Building.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the library, please contact the College Librarian Ms Susanne Jennings (scj22@st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk).

We are always happy to consider adding new books to our collection that are related to your studies here at College.

Please fill in the online form below and we’ll be in touch when we have assessed your request.

 

Punting at Eddie's

The CR has three punts – Edmund of Abingdon, Richard Laws, and Grace Lake. They are moored in St John’s College and are available for use by student members of the College in spring and summer months. The maintenance and running costs of the punts comes directly from the CR fee.

 

Punting forms a very important part of the Cambridge experience. The scenic views of Cambridge and its colleges along the river are ones you won't get unless you're in a punt ! You can learn how to do it yourself with trial and error, or you can take guided tours organised by private companies. 

Punts can be reserved up to seven (7) days in advance, for up to four (4) hours per day. Each person is only permitted to make one reservation per day. The punts are available from 8am-8pm.

Please note that from the dates of Saturday 9th October 2021 through to Monday 21st March 2022 the punts are off the river and in storage for Winter.

Read more about hiring the punts before going out into the water here.

COVID-19 NOTE:

Due to the Covid situation, the punts may not be available. Please abide by the current regulations.”

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If Eddie's doesn’t have the book you need on our shelves, there are a number of options for students to get the resources they need:

  • Fill in an online request form for Eddie’s to buy the book. Your request will be assessed and if deemed a suitable addition to the library, the book should be available within two (2) weeks for you to borrow.

  • If the book in question is specialised, the Cambridge Library system will reflect if the book is available somewhere else through the University.

  • If it is in the University Library (UL) you should be able to access it without difficulty.

  • If it is in another College/Department, you must contact that College directly and ask if you can access it.

  • If the book is not within the system or it’s a journal, please fill in an Inter Library Loan form from the UL.  They will then source it from a non-Cambridge library.  There is a charge for this service

  • You can also visit the British Library in London.  It is a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross Station where Cambridge trains terminate.  

LibatCam photos – this group has put up some lovely new pictures of the library.

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Art Room

The Arts and Crafts Room is now open 
It functions like the music room, where you sign the agreement to use the room and hand it in at reception, and then you get card access and you can book a slot to use it.

The room is in Norfolk, past the CR and just before the internal entrance to the chapel. There is a little (post-it) note on the door done by yours truly. Feel free to replace it with a nicer one.


 

At the moment the room contains

  • A fully functioning sewing machine

  • Ironing board and iron

  • An easel

  • Basic acrylics and brushes

  • A benchook for lino-cutting and inks

  • Staple gun

  • Glue gun

  • Measuring tape

  • Levers etc to fix bikes

  • Face-paint kits

  • A book on knitting 101

  • A book on crocheting 101

  • Some yarn bits