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Queens' College, Cambridge

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Queens' College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. Queens' is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou (the queen of Henry VI, who founded King's College), and has some of the most recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The college spans both sides of the river Cam, colloquially referred to as the "light side" and the "dark side", with the world-famous Mathematical Bridge connecting the two.
The college's alumni include heads of government and politicians from various countries, royalty, religious leaders, astronauts and Oscar nominees. Examples are Stephen Fry, Abba Eban and T. H. White. Its most famous matriculant is Desiderius Erasmus, who studied at the college during his trips to England between 1506 and 1515.
, the college held non-current assets valued at £111.18 million.
The current president of the college is the senior economist and Labour Party adviser, Lord Eatwell. Past presidents include Saint John Fisher.
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  • A wonderful visit - but I was disappointed not to be admitted as college member. Let me explain. I brought all my certificates - including Cycling Proficiency and Honours Endurance (when you jump...  more »
  • Very rude porters, tried to turn away me and my parents because we werent waring the proper clothes.  more »
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  • I've been to Queens' a few times over the years and have enjoyed each visit. One time was as a tourist and another as a guest for a Christmas meal. It's an iconic place in Cambridge and should be included as part of any tour of the city.
  • Fascinating place and not as expensive as the entrance fee for the other colleges. Worth a visit.

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