What would you like to learn, and where would you like to be? The possibilities are dizzying: Consider digital humanities at Birmingham, computational biology at Cambridge, curating the art museum at the Courtauld. Or meteorology at Reading, linguistics and machine learning at Edinburgh, engineering at Imperial College London. Or maybe war studies at King’s College London, social policy at the London School of Economics, global health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, neuroscience at Oxford. And there’s urban sustainability at University College London, creative writing at the University of East Anglia, English literature at York.

Each location offers its own window on the U.K.’s iconic culture.