Clare College is the second oldest of the Cambridge colleges, originally founded in 1326 as University Hall. Twelve years ... More
Clare College is the second oldest of the Cambridge colleges, originally founded in 1326 as University Hall. Twelve years later, Lady Elizabeth of Clare refounded the college, which became Clare College in 1856, and a separate graduate college, Clare Hall, was founded in the 60s. Look for Lady Elizabeth's crest above the door to the small hall. The crest is edged with tears: she was widowed three times before her 30th birthday! The Fellows' Garden is open to visitors, one of the finest college gardens in Cambridge. Famous alumni include Hugh Latimer (Protestant reformer), James Watson, Siegfried Sassoon and Matthew Parris.
Indeed the gardens of the college are most notable, with the college's strong gardening team of course. Old court of the colleges is a true beauty, just bordering that very famous chapel of King's College.
Memorial court houses many first year students as well as the main college library, and the court in all is interesting. Clare bridge is one of the most photographed bridge in Cambridge, perhaps second to St John's College's Bridge of Sighs, and of course one cannot miss visiting it and gazing upon the much fantasized missing wedge in one of the orbs on the bridge.
The River Cam was first bridged at what is now Magdalene College . The early town settlement relied on nearby
Castle Hill as a defensive position. The Normans reinforced this in their famed motte and bailey style. The mound ...
St Catherine's is amongst the largest colleges in Oxford and its buildings, designed by the Dane Arne Jacobsen, aim to
provide a traditional college layout within a thoroughly modern setting. The college wasn't founded until 1962, but it's roots ...
The Backs provide superb views of King's College Chapel , the Wren Library of Trinity College and New Court of
St. John's College , plus the Mathematical Bridge of Queens' College and the St. John's College Bridge of Sighs. ...