Jesus College is often overlooked yet it includes some of Cambridge's finest medieval buildings. The college was founded in ... More
Jesus College is often overlooked yet it includes some of Cambridge's finest medieval buildings. The college was founded in 1496 on the site of St Radegund's Nunnery and many of the original convent buildings remain. The 12th-century chapel, for example, is the oldest college building in the city; and the clatter of plates has echoed in the dining hall for over 800 years. Yet the college also includes sympathetically designed later buildings, modern sculpture and stained glass windows by William Morris, Ford Madox Brown and Augustus Pugin. Famous alumni include Prince Edward, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alastair Cooke and Archbishop Cranmer. Wheelchair users should note that there are some steps. The college has unpredictable opening hours. Admission: free
Third oldest of the Cambridge colleges, Pembroke was founded in 1347 by Marie de Valence, widow of the Earl of
Pembroke. The most notable building in Pembroke is the chapel, completed in 1665. It was the debut commission of ...
The fourth oldest of the colleges, Gonville and Caius was founded in 1348 by Edmund Gonville and then re founded
in 1557 by John Caius. The leafy courtyards inside are a delightful contrast to the other colleges. The late ...
Parker's Piece is the wide, public, square grass area just south of the city centre, overlooked by the University Arms
Hotel , Gonville Hotel and Parkside Swimming Pools . The municipal authorities bought the land from Trinity College in ...