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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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  • We were fortunate enough to stay in the residence (Library Court) for three nights during a visit to Cambridge. While this college is not nearly as well known as others, it is quite beautiful and peac...  read more »
  • Beautiful, steeped in history. The pavilion has a thatched roof! Worth looking round, but won't let the dog in. 
  • Our daughter studied here over five years ago so went back with her to look around the grounds again.It has beautiful grounds, the "horse" is still in position. The college is a couple of minutes walk...  read more »
  • I got lost when I visited my friend there because it is soooo big and fun. My other friend who came with me praised the college and it's name (which is Jesus) the staff are friendly and it is a beautiful scene.
  • 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 :)
  • Best college at Cambrige Uni!
  • Beautiful college with large grounds
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