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Department of Social Anthropology


Social Anthropology Front Entrance


Finding the Social Anthropology Department

We are located on Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF.

Full size map of Social Anthropology.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 (3)34599

Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335993



Academic Staff

See our People Section for core staff, affiliated staff and postgraduate students.


Professional Service Staff

Dorothy Searle/ Monica Baker: Social Anthropology Administrator ((3)30908;
Veronica Flack: Postgraduate Administrator ((7)63960;
Claudia Luna: Undergraduate Administrator ((3)34599; )
Position vacant: Research Grants Administrator ((3)34593;
Jenny Broadway: Communications Administrator ((3)34599: )
Kristina Bird: Administrative Assistant ((3)34599; )
Liane Chester:  Reception Admin Assistant (


Computer Officer

IT Helpdesk (62842; ).


Getting to Cambridge

Information about getting to Cambridge by air, rail, car, and coach is available from the City Council website.

By Road

The main routes into Cambridge are shown on the University Map. For the most direct route to Free School Lane, exit at Junction 11 of the M11 and follow the A1134 (Trumpington Road) through Trumpington into the centre of Cambridge. Please note there is some metered street parking on Free School Lane.

Information on parking in Cambridge is available here. Information about Park-and-Ride facilities in Cambridge is available here.

By Rail

Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations.  Timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries. There is a taxi rank at Cambridge Station, which is approximately 1 mile from the city centre, as shown on the University Map. Alternatively, the walk from the station to Free School Lane takes about 25 minutes.

By Coach

The central drop-off point for bus services is at the city bus station on Drummer Street (indicated on the University Map). Further information about bus routes and timetables is available from the County Council website.

By Air

National Express operates coach services between Cambridge and Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports (telephone +44 (0) 8717 818181). This is a less expensive option than rail, but slower.

Rail services operate between Cambridge and Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick. Timetables and tickets are available from National Rail Enquiries or from the UK call National Rail Enquiries on 034570 48 49 50.


Accommodation & General Information

Please see Visit Cambridge for a comprehensive listing of hotels and guesthouses in the Cambridge area.


Disability Access

For information on disability access to the Social Anthropology building please see the separate section on this website: Disability Access Information.