A report on Christ's College, Cambridge

First Court, Christ's College
Lady Margaret Beaufort, Christ's College Library
The chapel, with a viewing window from the Master's Lodge
The Great Gate of Christ's College
Christ's College Boat Club's boathouse on the River Cam
Master's Lodge, First Court
Charles Darwin's Rooms, First Court
Christ's College Cambridge, Dining Hall, Back
Fellows' Garden, showing rear of Fellows' Building
Third Court: Memorial and Stevenson Buildings
New Court: Lasdun Building, known as "The Typewriter"
Darwin Garden, New Court, w. Darwin statue by Anthony Smith
John Milton
Sir John Finch
Sir Thomas Baines
Frederick Cornwallis
Beilby Porteus
William Paley
Charles Darwin
Jagdish Chandra Bose
Jan Smuts
Louis Mountbatten
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Sir Martin Evans
Simon Schama
Rowan Williams
Jasmine Birtles
Michael Liebreich
Sacha Baron Cohen
John Oliver

Constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Cambridge

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Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Peterhouse, Cambridge's first college, was founded in 1284
Emmanuel College Chapel
Selwyn College was founded in 1882
Newnham College is one of two extant women's colleges
The Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam (at Queens' College)
The entrance to the original Cavendish Laboratory on the New Museums Site
The Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Law on the Sidgwick Site
View over Trinity College, Gonville and Caius, Trinity Hall and Clare College towards King's College Chapel, seen from St John's College chapel whereas on the left, just in front of King's College chapel, is the university Senate House
The President's Lodge at Queens' College
Margaret Wileman Building, Hughes Hall
The Bridge of Sighs at St John's College
Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall.
The Old Schools (left) are the administrative centre of the university
Officers of the Regent House, including Vice- Chancellor Borysiewicz, after a graduation ceremony
Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University
Light show on the Senate House, for the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the university
Old Court, Clare College
Senate House Passage in the snow with Senate House on the right and Gonville and Caius College on the left
Peterhouse Old Court
Great Court of Trinity College, dating back to the 16th Century
Percentage of state-school students at Oxford and Cambridge
Results for the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos are read out inside Senate House and then tossed from the balcony
Graduands enter the Senate House at a graduation ceremony
University officials leading the Vice-Chancellor's deputy into the Senate House
Trinity College's Wren Library
The Fitzwilliam Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge
The University Centre main dining hall
The boathouse of the Cambridge University Boat Club
Stephen Fry in the Main Chamber of the Cambridge Union
The Main Hall at Christ's College
The bridge over the River Cam at Clare College during its 2005 May Ball
Charles Darwin—whose family was also benefactor of Darwin College
Stephen Hawking
Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist
Muhammad Iqbal, philosopher, poet
Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
Thomas Cranmer
The Marlowe portrait, often claimed to be Christopher Marlowe, playwright
Lord Byron, English poet
Zadie Smith, Author
Stephen Fry, comedian and actor
Great Court, Trinity College
Corpus Christi College New Court
Gatehouse, Gonville and Caius College
First Court, Pembroke College
Gatehouse, Selwyn College
Main Court, St Catharine's College
Hughes Hall and Fenner's
Bredon House of Wolfson College
St Edmund's College
West Lodge Garden, Downing College
Queens' College Old Gatehouse
Dining Hall of Magdalene College
Chapel Court, Jesus College
Second Court, St John's College
Trinity Hall
The Cavendish Building, Homerton College
Darwin College
The chapel, Sidney Sussex College
Judge Business School interior
The Grove at Fitzwilliam College
Gatehouse, Girton College

In Cambridge, the movement was particularly strong at Emmanuel, St Catharine's Hall, Sidney Sussex and Christ's College.

Darwin, c. undefined 1854, when he was preparing On the Origin of Species for publication

Charles Darwin

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English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology.

English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology.

Darwin, c. undefined 1854, when he was preparing On the Origin of Species for publication
A chalk drawing of the seven-year-old Darwin in 1816, with a potted plant, by Ellen Sharples
Bicentennial portrait by Anthony Smith of Darwin as a student, in the courtyard at Christ's College, Cambridge where he had rooms.
The round-the-world voyage of the Beagle, 1831–1836
Darwin (right) on the Beagle's deck at Bahía Blanca in Argentina, with fossils; caricature by Augustus Earle, the initial ship's artist.
As HMS Beagle surveyed the coasts of South America, Darwin theorised about geology and the extinction of giant mammals. Watercolour by the ship's artist Conrad Martens, who replaced Augustus Earle, in Tierra del Fuego.
While still a young man, Darwin joined the scientific elite. Portrait by George Richmond.
In mid-July 1837 Darwin started his "B" notebook on Transmutation of Species, and on page 36 wrote "I think" above his first evolutionary tree.
Darwin chose to marry his cousin, Emma Wedgwood.
Darwin in 1842 with his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin
Darwin's "sandwalk" at Down House was his usual "Thinking Path".
Darwin aged 46 in 1855, by then working towards publication of his theory of natural selection. He wrote to Joseph Hooker about this portrait, "if I really have as bad an expression, as my photograph gives me, how I can have one single friend is surprising."
During the Darwin family's 1868 holiday in her Isle of Wight cottage, Julia Margaret Cameron took portraits showing the bushy beard Darwin grew between 1862 and 1866.
An 1871 caricature following publication of The Descent of Man was typical of many showing Darwin with an ape body, identifying him in popular culture as the leading author of evolutionary theory.
By 1878, an increasingly famous Darwin had suffered years of illness.
The adjoining tombs of John Herschel and Charles Darwin in the nave of Westminster Abbey, London
In 1881 Darwin was an eminent figure, still working on his contributions to evolutionary thought that had an enormous effect on many fields of science. Copy of a portrait by John Collier in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Unveiling of the Darwin Statue at the former Shrewsbury School building in 1897
In 1851 Darwin was devastated when his daughter Annie died. By then his faith in Christianity had dwindled, and he had stopped going to church.
A caricature of Darwin from a 1871 Vanity Fair
Statue of Darwin in the Natural History Museum, London

Studies at the University of Cambridge (Christ's College) encouraged his passion for natural science.

Posthumous portrait, 16th century

Lady Margaret Beaufort

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Major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first Tudor monarch.

Major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first Tudor monarch.

Posthumous portrait, 16th century
Posthumous portrait, 16th century
Monumental brass of Edmund Tudor, St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
Pembroke Castle in 2007, the Norman castle where 13-year-old Margaret gave birth to Henry Tudor in 1457
Henry VII of England, Margaret's only child
Coat of arms at Christ's College, Cambridge with two yales as supporters
Tomb of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Westminster Abbey
John Fisher, Margaret's chaplain and confessor from 1497 until her death, Hans Holbein the Younger, Royal Collection
Presentation miniature of Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers, one of the first books in the English language, printed by William Caxton. The miniature depicts Anthony Woodville presenting the book to Edward IV, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth Woodville, his son Edward, Prince of Wales and his brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester
The Great Gate of St. John's College, Cambridge
Lady Margaret Beaufort by Meynnart Wewyck, ca. 1510, The Master's Lodge, St John's College, Cambridge
Stained glass panel in All Saints' Church at Landbeach, Cambridgeshire, thought to depict a younger Margaret.

She is credited with the establishment of two prominent Cambridge colleges, founding Christ's College in 1505 and beginning the development of St John's College, which was completed posthumously by her executors in 1511.

Depicted by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger

John Fisher

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John Fisher (c.

John Fisher (c.

Depicted by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger
John Fisher by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff, 1697.
Memorial space at the Tower Hill public execution site
The Bell Tower, where John Fisher was held during his prison time together with Thomas More, though imprisoned separately therein.

Under Fisher's guidance, his patroness Lady Margaret founded St John's and Christ's Colleges at Cambridge, and a Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity at each of the two universities at Oxford and Cambridge, Fisher himself becoming the first occupant of the Cambridge chair.

Portrait by George Romney

William Paley

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English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian.

English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian.

Portrait by George Romney
Title Page of William Paley's Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, 1802
Three churchmen: John Wesley, William Paley, and Beilby Porteus. A posthumous engraving.

Paley was born in Peterborough, England, and was educated at Giggleswick School, of which his father - also called William - was headmaster for half a century, and - like his father and great-uncle - at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Portrait of Milton, c. 1629

John Milton

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English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.

English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.

Portrait of Milton, c. 1629
Portrait of Milton, c. 1629
Blue plaque in Bread Street, London, where Milton was born
John Milton at age 10 by Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen. In Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles.
Commemorative blue plaque 'John Milton lived here 1632–1638' at Berkyn Manor Farm, Horton, Berkshire
Title page of the 1644 edition of Areopagitica
The back of no 19 York Street (1848). In 1651, Milton moved into a "pretty garden-house" in Petty France, Westminster. He lived there until the Restoration. Later it became No. 19 York Street, belonged to Jeremy Bentham, was occupied successively by James Mill and William Hazlitt, and finally was demolished in 1877.
Engraving by William Faithorne, 1670
Milton Dictates the Lost Paradise to His Three Daughters, ca. 1826, by Eugène Delacroix
Title page of John Milton's 1644 edition of Areopagitica
Title page of a 1752–1761 edition of "The Poetical Works of John Milton with Notes of Various Authors by Thomas Newton" printed by J. & R. Tonson in the Strand
Frontispiece to Milton: A Poem in Two Books
Milton is commemorated in the temple of British Worthies, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

In 1625, Milton began attending Christ's College, Cambridge.

Rowan Williams

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Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet.

Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet.

Williams visiting the National Assembly for Wales, March 2012
Williams speaking at the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos
Williams in conversation with Burhanuddin, an Indian Islamic leader, in London (2010).
Williams visiting Pakistan in 2005
Williams and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II at the Armenian genocide monument in Yerevan for a torch lighting ceremony for the genocide victims in Darfur. The two men are standing on purple cloth.

He was educated at the state sector Dynevor School, Swansea, before reading theology at Christ's College, Cambridge, whence he graduated with starred first-class honours.

Arms of the University of Cambridge

Colleges of the University of Cambridge

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Composed of 31 colleges in addition to the academic departments and administration of the central University.

Composed of 31 colleges in addition to the academic departments and administration of the central University.

Arms of the University of Cambridge

God's House, founded in 1437, and re-founded in 1505 as Christ's College.

A chart of the Tompkins Table from 1997 to 2019

Tompkins Table

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Annual ranking that lists the Colleges of the University of Cambridge in order of their undergraduate students' performances in that year's examinations.

Annual ranking that lists the Colleges of the University of Cambridge in order of their undergraduate students' performances in that year's examinations.

A chart of the Tompkins Table from 1997 to 2019

Christ's College was the top college in 2019, after coming top in 2018 following seven years in which Trinity College came top.

Oliver in 2016

John Oliver

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English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host based in the United States.

English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host based in the United States.

Oliver in 2016
Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, and Rory Albanese after performing comedy at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in April 2009
Oliver and Wyatt Cenac at the launch of Earth
Oliver and Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey
Oliver speaking at the 2014 Crunchies
Oliver and Norley in 2016
Sign at the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant
Oliver in 2007

Following secondary school, he studied at Christ's College, Cambridge.