Sorry to bump into this thread, but do you know whether the admissions offices are working during the month of July?
It's just that I've sent an email to one of the admissions officers at Sidney Sussex asking a question regarding the visa, and they haven't yet responded. I emailed two days ago. They might be very busy lately, but just to make sure.
Anyways, would also like to ask the same question here. The visa letter that the College sends to me could it be sent earlier since I hold an unconditional offer so that I can get the visa earlier so that I don't have to crush everything into mid-agust to early september?