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Jesus College, Cambridge

(4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Jesus College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college's full name is The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge. Its common name comes from the name of its chapel, Jesus Chapel.Jesus College was established between 1496 and 1516 on the site of the twelfth-century Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St Radegund by John Alcock, then Bishop of Ely. The cockerel is a symbol of Jesus College, after the surname of its founder.Three members of Jesus College have received a Nobel Prize. Two fellows of the college have been appointed to the International Court of Justice. Notable alumni include Thomas Cranmer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Reid, Sir Rupert Jackson, Lord Toulson, Nick Hornby and Clean Bandit.Jesus College has assets of approximately £243m making it Cambridge’s third wealthiest college. The college is known for its particularly expansive grounds which include its sporting fields and for its close proximity to its boathouse. The college holds a May Ball each year.
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  • This Cambridge College has some of th best grounds and gardens in Cambridge. The permenant sculptures are a delight and quite fun to find. The new Roost Cafe is as good as any Costa but insuch lovely ...  more »
  • As a student here, it is rumoured that if you get caught riding the statues horse in the quad then you will be expelled. I can't speak to getting caught, but I definitely had a fun time sneaking in wi...  more »
  • Interesting entrance. Lovely grounds and gardens. Grand hall and library. Do visit the chapel which is splendid.  more »
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  • Jesus college thinks that it is pretty great. And to be fair, it is pretty great. They have some interesting statues including a life-sized horse that students often climb on when drunk. Do not climb on the statues.
  • Definitely the best Cambridge college and I didn't even go there! Great grounds, accommodation, library, people :)
  • Some of the buildings are stunning.
  • Beautiful college with large grounds
  • Best college at Cambrige Uni!