Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Summer social event

Institute Life

The Babraham Research Campus is much more than a place of work, it’s an unique and vibrant community; comprising of staff of the Babraham Institute, Babraham Bioscience Technologies and increasing numbers of small and medium-sized independent biomedical and biotech companies.
Visitors to site often admire the gardens and the countryside location of the Babraham Institute, but that’s not all.  The Campus facilities include a gym, a nursery, residential accomodation and allotments, bar and free carparking.

Sports and Social Club

The Babraham Campus Sports and Social club is run entirely by voluntary effort. The enthusiasm and commitment of the volunteers is second to none, as the social calendar demonstrates. Events are arranged throughout the year and vary in nature, examples include; Burns’ Night suppers, summer BBQs, art exhibitions, sporting tournaments, graduate student parties, quiz nights, campus Christmas party, summer fair, trips out and film evenings.

​We are happy to consider other events and are always keen to meet new and enthusiastic people! Affiliated sports groups include football, volleyball, tennis, and if you are interested in starting a new activity, get in touch with the committee to see if we can help.
Football team

On-site activities and clubs include:
  • Book Club
  • Summer Volleyball
  • Football all year round
  • A friendly bar to unwind in open Fridays
  • Tennis
  • Gym and sauna
  • Yoga classes
  • International food nights
  • Rounders
  • Table Tennis

Babraham Nursery

The Institute has its own Nursery, run by qualified and highly experienced staff, also employees of the Institute, the nursery provides a safe, attractive and stimulating environment for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Nursery provides excellent childcare facilities on-site for the use of Babraham Institute staff. The facilities have grown and the nursery is now delighted to be able to provide a childcare facility on a wider basis to parents in the locality, although preference is given to Institute employees. For further details please visit the Babraham Nursery website
Babraham Nursery


The Institute has purpose built accommodation including hostels and houses. All hostels are fully furnished and equipped with all modern conveniences. The length of stay can be from one night up to a maximum of a year (although in the Serviced Hostel this is restricted to a maximum 3 months). This type of accommodation is particularly beneficial to visiting students and scientists and can also be helpful for staff relocating to the area.



There are 29 houses on campus; all houses are unfurnished unless otherwise specified.  Six of the houses are four bed-roomed (1 of which is furnished).  There are also 19, three bed-roomed houses on the Babraham site (4 are furnished).


There are 7 Hostels (each can house either three or four residents) providing 24 Hostel rooms. The Hostels all have communal facilities comprising kitchen, bathroom/shower/toilet, living and dining rooms.  4 rooms are fully serviced.


There are 8 flats - 4 two-bed and 4 one-bed-roomed flats.  One flat is furnished (only available for short term emergency let); and the remaining properties are unfurnished but equipped with white goods and carpets.


An excellent selection of hot and cold foods, salads and snacks are available in buildings across the Campus. The Cambridge Building provides a central restaurant and cafeteria facilities as well as the Campus Bar and a 200-seat and 50-seat meeting rooms.