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Christ's College Review

To see the way a college has grown over the centuries you could not do better than visit here. The main gateway bears the enormous coat of arms of its patroness, Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, who established the institution in 1505. It leads into a fine courtyard, with the chapel framed by an ancient magnolia. In the dining hall hang portraits of John Milton and Charles Darwin, two of the college's more famous students. You next walk past a fellows' building credited to Inigo Jones, to the spacious garden (once a favorite haunt of Milton), and finally to a modern ziggurat-like confection from the 1960s.

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  • Address: St. Andrew's St., Cambridge, CB2 3BU | Map It
  • Phone: 01223/334900
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Grounds daily 9–4; gardens Mon.–Fri. 9–4; closed during exam periods (typically early May–mid Jun.)
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  • Location: Cambridge
Updated: 06-10-2013

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