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Jesus College, Cambridge

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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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  • Interesting entrance. Lovely grounds and gardens. Grand hall and library. Do visit the chapel which is splendid. 
  • Nice college with lots of housing for students. Both inside and outside. Beautiful parks.
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  • We came here for a business dinner and found the staff lovely and attentive. The food was wonderful and excitingly presented. They offer an extensive range of wines and champagne too. All this set in ...  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!