My kid is considering going to Cambridge to read maths. I've been reading everything I can find about the University, especially all the official stuff on the web. I've also looked at Tim Gowers's blog, comments from MIT people on their exchange program, and other stuff (including posts here). I've also corresponded with faculty. So at this point I think I know a fair amount. What I'm missing is the perspective of students who have been through it recently. I have talked to old math guys who were students there many years ago (e.g. Conway), but that's just not the same. Is there anybody here who can give me a recent perspective on what things are like for students? To the extent it matters, my kid is quite advanced and capable at mathematics, but that's pretty much all he's interested in. The most important reason to consider Cambridge rather than any school in the US is that he would study nothing but math as an undergrad. He's been home schooled in California, auditing university classes now and then. He's currently auditing this class at Stanford. Some specific questions: - Is Trinity the only college to consider for maths, or do others work well too? - Is it rigid and traditional in its instruction? - Are supervisions wonderful? awful? - Is it a good place for extremely capable kids, or will they just get frustrated? - Is it a good place for extremely advanced kids, or will they just get frustrated? - How's the social life for math geeks? - How flexible are they? Can students to do non-standard things like research? - Is anything especially different for Americans?