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What are the good and bad points of King's College Cambridge?
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I'm going to Girton college but the best good points about King's i can think of are the choir (have you heard then, they are good!), the position of the college (nice and close to the centre if you like that, unlike Girton) and it really is beautiful. Bad point, hmm, the college is huge, i supppose you could just end up being another unknown face to a lot of people in the college, smaller collleges mean you get to know lots of the people in your college. Hope that helps, i'm not really the expert, hope someone who goes to King's or will be going posts, they'll know more!!
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kings has one of highest state to public ratios, about 70:30
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and you have the pleasure of becoming part of a tourist attraction woooohooo
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http://www.cusu.cam.ac.uk/publicatio...ges/kings.html
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Bad point, hmm, the college is huge, i supppose you could just end up being another unknown face to a lot of people in the college, smaller collleges mean you get to know lots of the people in your college.
Eh? It's like medium sized...

The student bar is good, I'm told the ents are amazing though I'm yet to go myself. Very informal and Lefty college.
Beautiful location, having rooms around market square and the old bit must be really useful if you have your department in town. The garden hostels must be good for sidgwick site.

The little coffee shop bit built in is cool too, wish Clare had one!

Disadvantages - tourists, don't get me wrong I don't mind them that much but I come from a little city of 30,000 inhabitants who is invaded annually by 2 million tourists... you get sick of silly string after a while

So yeah, apart from its money troubles leading to a rents boycott at the moment it's very good... just not _quite_ as nice as Clare

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Eh? It's like medium sized...

The student bar is good, I'm told the ents are amazing though I'm yet to go myself. Very informal and Lefty college.
Beautiful location, having rooms around market square and the old bit must be really useful if you have your department in town. The garden hostels must be good for sidgwick site.

The little coffee shop bit built in is cool too, wish Clare had one!

Disadvantages - tourists, don't get me wrong I don't mind them that much but I come from a little city of 30,000 inhabitants who is invaded annually by 2 million tourists... you get sick of silly string after a while

So yeah, apart from its money troubles leading to a rents boycott at the moment it's very good... just not _quite_ as nice as Clare

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The first and foremost disadvantage of kings is it's informality. As such they don't have formal halls. As one of the main non-subject ways of meeting people at other colleges is through going to formals with groups of people, this places kings students at a big disadvantage. Factor this with the direness of their may balls and you have quite frankly, a social hole
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What are the good and bad points of King's College Cambridge?
main advantage: i'm going there in october. are you too? which course?
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What are the good and bad points of King's College Cambridge?
Having the most famous building in Cambridge would be a good point, I'd say, though that can be a mixed blessing.
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Having the most famous building in Cambridge would be a good point, I'd say, though that can be a mixed blessing.
Yeah, but it's falling down. And what is living in the same college as the famous chapel going to do for you university experience anyway? I walk past it every day as it is, my life isn't changed much by it.
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Foolfarian, which colleges do you actually like apart from your own... ???

Or am I to believe that Emmanuel is a bit... 'insular'... which in Cambridge terms seems to be regarded as a collegiate version of incest...
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Foolfarian, which colleges do you actually like apart from your own... ???

Or am I to believe that Emmanuel is a bit... 'insular'... which in Cambridge terms seems to be regarded as a collegiate version of incest...

Only insular in the sense that if you have the best bar in cambridge, why bother looking any further?
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Er, my dad went there. It was set up for boys from the original public school, thats about all I know.
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Foolfarian, which colleges do you actually like apart from your own... ???

Or am I to believe that Emmanuel is a bit... 'insular'... which in Cambridge terms seems to be regarded as a collegiate version of incest...
J said the other day that Emma was the place to be. I don't actually know anyone from there, apart from a couple of randoms through societies, and I haven't made it to their bar yet, so I don't really know. Clare bar is great too, although occasionally hard to get served on ents nights.
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let's face it... if one is enjoying oneself at uni, like the rest of us are doing, one is likely to think the world of one's own college.

that said, Caius is the BEST! seriously.
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Foolfarian, which colleges do you actually like apart from your own... ???

Or am I to believe that Emmanuel is a bit... 'insular'... which in Cambridge terms seems to be regarded as a collegiate version of incest...
Emma is a fantastic place, certainly one of the best in my mind. I love corpus to bits, but wish it was slightly bigger. maybe 100 in a year (mind you my year is an anomaly, having only 68 peeps)
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(Original post by KHL)
let's face it... if one is enjoying oneself at uni, like the rest of us are doing, one is likely to think the world of one's own college.

that said, Caius is the BEST! seriously.
dubious about that claim.
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Emma is a fantastic place, certainly one of the best in my mind. I love corpus to bits, but wish it was slightly bigger. maybe 100 in a year (mind you my year is an anomaly, having only 68 peeps)
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How come your year is so small? That's tiny! We have 138 in our year, which is fine, although I don't know everybody, at least I don't feel totally lost.

As KHL says though, I'm happy here (mostly, except when anatomy demonstrators or evil Physiology technician b****es shout at me) so I love my college
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if you dont like communism/socialism i dont particularly think that Kings is the right college for you. That's why there are so many state school students -> equality communism thing......although i think this is slowly dying out......anyway, who care about the political views of people....people within the same family sometimes have different political views for pete's sake!
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How come your year is so small? That's tiny! We have 138 in our year, which is fine, although I don't know everybody, at least I don't feel totally lost.

As KHL says though, I'm happy here (mostly, except when anatomy demonstrators or evil Physiology technician b****es shout at me) so I love my college
big hate of my first year - the histology wench.
god i hated that place
I had my Medsoc dinner last night, and spent the whole time arguing and correcting fellow about virology only to discover hes a pathology supervisor.
whoops
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