University of Cambridge



Christ's College

About the College

A friendly, city centre College, Christ's has a tradition of academic excellence and achievement, and alumni including John Milton and Charles Darwin.

The atmosphere at Christ’s is a blend of traditional and modern; as befits a College founded over 500 years ago by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, but situated at the heart of a bustling city. The College is small enough to be friendly and personal, yet large enough for everyone to be able to find friends. Our students come from across the world and from all types of schools and social backgrounds. There’s no typical Christ’s student: everyone can feel at home here.

At Christ’s, we aim to provide the very best teaching and pastoral support. While we particularly encourage applications from areas with little tradition of applying to Cambridge, our admissions decisions are based solely on academic merit and potential.

Our courts and gardens are spacious, calm and beautiful. We can offer accommodation to all undergraduates for the entire course for which they have been admitted in our high quality College rooms, all of which have internet connections and many of which are en suite.

Facilities for both academic study and extra-curricular activities are excellent: the library is open 24 hours a day, there’s a theatre, a visual arts centre, gym, squash court, outdoor swimming pool and much more. The well-equipped boathouse and sports grounds are nearby too.

Our students take full advantage of all these facilities, with successful teams in many sports, very active theatre and film societies, as well as a flourishing music scene and a variety of other student-run clubs and activities.

For more information please visit our website or that of our students ( If you would like to arrange a visit to your school or a trip to Cambridge please email

Fact file

UCAS campus code


Courses available

All courses except Veterinary Medicine

Student numbers

420 undergraduates
c120 admitted each year
170 postgraduates

Open days 2014

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days


College staff


Prof F P Kelly

Admissions Tutor

Dr Andrew Spencer

Senior Tutor

Dr Robert Hunt

Directors of Studies
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Dr R C Love †
  • Architecture Dr F Hernández †
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Dr Q Kan †
  • Chemical Engineering Mr R L Skelton†
  • Classics Dr C Vout
  • Computer Science Dr S J Murdoch
  • Economics Dr J Shvets
  • Education Mr D A Whitley †
  • Engineering Dr E Punskaya
  • English Dr J P Wade
  • Geography Dr S A Radcliffe
  • History Dr J T Isaac
  • History of Art Ms J A Munro †
  • Human, Social, and Political Sciences Dr S B Bayly
  • Land Economy Dr J S L McCombie †
  • Law Dr R Williams
  • Linguistics Dr B Vaux †
  • Management Studies Dr M E J de Rond †
  • Manufacturing Engineering Dr M Overend
  • Mathematics Dr R E Hunt
  • Medicine Dr J M Edwardson (Pre-Clinical), Prof J H Gillard (Clinical)
  • Modern and Medieval Languages Dr R C Clark
  • Music Prof D E Rowland
  • Natural Sciences Dr T P Monie (Biological), Dr A T Winter (Physical)
  • Philosophy Dr F C C Sheffield †
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Prof T Marteau
  • Theology and Religious Studies The Reverend Dr B C Randall

† external Director of Studies