Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Christ's is distinctive amongst the Cambridge Colleges. It offers strong tutorial support to its students as they pursue their academic work. The College is small enough to be friendly and personal, yet large enough for all members to be able to find others with interests to match their own.
|Telephone:||01223 334 900|
|Address:||St Andrews Street, Cambridge|
|Membership type:||Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)|
While excellence in scholarship is especially prized at Christ's, all members are encouraged to explore a wide range of outside interests, and innumerable extra-curricular activities flourish amongst the students: sport, music, drama and films, debating, and many, many more.
Christ's College was first established as God's House in 1437 by William Byngham, a London parish priest, for training grammar school masters. Shortly after receiving its Royal Licence from Henry VI in 1446, God's House was forced to move from its original site as this was needed for the King's new project (what was to become King's College). God's House moved to its present site in 1448 and in the same year received a second Royal Licence.