Faculty of History
Cambridge CB3 9EF
James Stirling 1968
The design of the History Faculty building was
the subject of a limited competition (1963). The winning design was conceived by James
Stirling and the resultant structure is almost identical to the original plans although,
after the competition, it was discovered that a part of the original site was unavailable
to the University and the building was turned 90 degrees to fit the land available.
The building was completed in 1968 and awarded a
R.I.B.A. (Royal Institute of British Architects) Gold Medal in 1970. It is notoriously
less popular with students.
Photographs Jay Berman, 1998
How to visit
The outside of the site is easily accessible,
and is within walking distance of most of Cambridge's university buildings. Visiting the
inside is restricted to between 12 midday and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, outside term time
only. Call for specifics on +44 (0)1223 335340 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.