Despite being founded by the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, Lady Margaret Beaufort, in 1505, Christ’s has all the amenities of a modern university campus. Excellent and extensive onsite accommodation (of which 40 per cent is en suite) sits among some of the most beautiful college gardens in Cambridge, an outdoor swimming pool, a Tudor dining hall that students can use six nights a week as well as a modern self-service cafeteria and two college bars. With a squash court and gym in college and sports field and boat house close by, there is every chance to take part in college sport and our teams have an excellent record in inter-collegiate competitions.
All colleges are communities of fellows (academics), students and staff, and Christ’s is no different. But not all colleges have the advantages that Christ’s offers in terms of community. We admit about 120 undergraduates a year which means that quite quickly you will get to know everyone in your year by name and most people in college by sight. There are also likely to be plenty of people in your subject both in your year and in other years in college, though one of the joys about college life in Cambridge is becoming friends with people in other subjects. The fact that all undergraduates live on site or within two streets further strengthens the sense that Christ’s is a real, living community that is neither claustrophobically small nor intimidatingly large.
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