Cambridge University: Statutes

Scope and Content

'Leges sive Statuta Cantabrigiensis Academiae', statutes of Cambridge University of 1570, 21 folios. On fo. iv is a blazon of the arms of Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who was the university's chancellor, 1614-1626. On fo. 1 is an initial E. emblazoned with the royal arms.

Administrative / Biographical History

The university's history can be dated back to the early thirteenth century, when scholars congregated in the city for the purpose of study. The first college, Peterhouse, was established in 1284.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by John Willis Clark, 1910.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


The statutes were first printed in Statuta academiae Cantabrigiensis (Cambridge, 1785), pp. 224-271.

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