England's administrators - a look at where our land owners and managers earn their academic stripes

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Tony Adams (Football)
    Pam Ayres (Poet)
    Willie Carson (Jockey)

  • Population: 82,881

    • About Cirencester

      Home to the oldest agricultural college in Great Britain, the ‘capital of the Cotswolds’ Cirencester is a charming little market town set in the perfect region for the college.

      Students from the Royal Agricultural College have some of the finest countryside England has to offer to call home while studying at such a hugely respected institution. The Royal Agricultural College was established in the 1840s and has had a huge influence in the development and understanding of agriculture in Britain and abroad. 

      The college is situated a mile from Cirencester in the middle of cow packed countryside and rural glamour. Students don’t expect big city living here and they don’t get it, but what Cirencester lacks in clubbing it more than makes up for; providing close-knit student living and unrivalled teaching in agriculture, rural economy and land management... with a hell of a lot of cows. 

      The Royal Agricultural College can apparently boast alumni that collectively own, manage or run 80% of land in the UK between them, a claim that shows the quality of education and industry prestige academic learning at the college offers. The campus buildings are loosely based on an Oxford college quadrangle, and the pretty setting helps add to the good feeling between students.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Royal Agricultural University


      Student Accomodation in Cirencester

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Cirencester is known as the 'capital of the Cotswolds'

      • The RAC is the oldest agricultural college in the country - and the buildings are based on Oxford's colleges

      • The town's friendly atmosphere may or may not be influenced from its river, named the River Chum