St. Cedd's College, Cambridge


St. Cedd's College, Cambridge

St. Cedd's College is a fictional college, created by Douglas Adams, of Cambridge University.It appears in the "Doctor Who" serial "Shada", and in the novel "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency".

It is the home of Professor Chronotis, a retired time traveller who appears in Adams' fiction, and—in the fictional universe—was also the college of Isaac Newton (who actually attended Trinity) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (who actually attended Jesus). It was named, of course, after Saint Cedd, brother of Saint Chad, whom Gently describes as "one of the duller Northumbrian saints."

It is based somewhat on Adams's own college, St John's. For "Shada", scenes at St. Cedd's were filmed on location at Emmanuel College.

Adams went to school in Brentwood where there is a St. Cedd's Church—Saint Cedd brought Christianity to Essex.


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