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Christ's College Gate circa 1926/7 (Cambs Collection)

Christ’s College

History of Christ's College

General historical information about the college can be found on Wikipedia.

New Court is a Building of Local Interest.

Chancellor Building was built in 1950 by Rattee and Kett and named in memory of Marshal Jan Smuts who was at one time Chancellor of the University.

A particular feature of the college is the Charles Darwin Sculpture Garden. A description can be found here:

Charles Darwin’s room, Christ’s College, photo by J Palmer Clarke (MoC66274)


Following list of members and undergraduates of the college,

William Lofts, college servant, porter of college, b Cambridge

Emma, 31, b Cambridge

Ellen, 5, b Cambridge

William Hunt, 23, master’s butler, b Cambridge

Amelia Settle, 38, master’s cook, b York

Ann Conder, 19, master’s housemaid, b Barrington

Joseph Humm, 34, under porter of college,  b Suffolk

William Lofts was killed by a stone thrown in a riot in 1868.

1930s – 1950s

This was the home of the 10th Cambridge Christ’s College Scouts




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