Campus History

The Wellcome Trust bought the Campus site in 1992 as a home for the new Sanger Centre. Since then the site has developed to become a world leading hub for genomics and biodata.

It would have been hard for the first researchers to imagine how the Campus would develop over the years. First came a painstaking restoration of the Grade II listed 17th century Hinxton Hall and excavation of its grounds. The excavation drew evidence that Neolithic ancestors had walked the very same site. Those first researchers on the site whose science looked with such anticipation into the future, were afforded an unprecedented glimpse of the past.