Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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Gonville & Caius College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college is the fourth-oldest college at the University of Cambridge and one of the wealthiest. The college has been attended by many students who have gone on to significant accomplishment, including fourteen Nobel Prize winners, the second-most of any Oxbridge college (after Trinity College, Cambridge).
The college has long historical associations with medical teaching, especially due to its alumni physicians: John Caius (who gave the college the caduceus in its insignia) and William Harvey. Other famous alumni in the sciences include Francis Crick (joint discoverer, along with James Watson, of the structure of DNA), James Chadwick (discoverer of the neutron) and Howard Florey (developer of penicillin). Stephen Hawking, previously Cambridge's Lucasian Chair of Mathematics Emeritus, is a current fellow of the college. The college also maintains academic programmes in many other disciplines, including economics, English literature and history.
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  • The fourth oldest college of Cambridge and definitely one of the grandest in terms of Nobel Laureates and monumental buildings. The main building with tall narrow windows and blind arcades remind of.....  more »
  • A beautiful and peaceful college in the heart of Cambridge. Tree Court is very relaxing and Gonville and Caius courts are both scenic. The Chapel is worth a visit as well. I am an ‘old boy’ and can...  more »
  • Love it, nicest porter in Cambridge (especially John). Unlike adjacent colleges, Caius doesn’t charge admission to tourist, and porters sometimes offer free guide.
  • Popular college to visit due to its central location and famous alumni. It is not always open to public so do check their website for any exceptions.

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