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Christ's College, Cambridge

Christ's College, Cambridge
Full name Christ's College
Motto Souvent me Souvient
I often remember
Named after Christ
Previous names God's-house (1437),
Christ's College (1505)
Established 1505
Sister College Wadham College
Master Prof. Malcolm Bowie
Location St. Andrew's Street;xx=1982;yy=765;mt=c;ms=150;tl=Ch
Undergraduates 395
Graduates 95
Homepage Boatclub

Christ's College is one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge. It is widely reputed for its highly academic bent - in recent years, it has consistently dominated the (unofficial) Tompkin league table of colleges. Many cite showers in the library and early bar closing times as examples of an absence of social life at this college. This is largely myth. The showers are in the library because they cannot be accomodated in the beautiful older buildings of the college and the bar opening times have recently (2003) been brought into line with those of other colleges.

It was originally founded in 1448 as God's House on land now occupied by King's College Chapel. It was refounded in 1505 and moved to its present site by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

Christ's has (2001) about 390 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.

Their webserver hosts the British division of the International Olympiad in Informatics, [1]

Famous alumni

External link

  • Official Christ's College website

Colleges of the University of Cambridge

Christ's | Churchill | Clare | Clare Hall | Corpus Christi | Darwin | Downing | Emmanuel | Fitzwilliam | Girton | Gonville and Caius | Homerton | Hughes Hall | Jesus | King's | Lucy Cavendish | Magdalene | New Hall | Newnham | Pembroke | Peterhouse | Queens' | Robinson | St Catharine's | St Edmund's | St John's | Selwyn | Censored page | Trinity | Trinity Hall | Wolfson

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