Welcome to King's College

One of the 31 constituent Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge, King's College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441 and has continuously striven to uphold Henry’s love for ‘education, religion, learning and research’. Whether you are browsing this site as a potential student applicant, visitor or member, we hope that these pages will inform you and draw you closer into the life of this cherished place.

In order to safeguard the College community and to prevent the wider spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the College remains closed to all but essential visitors until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Become part of a diverse and supportive community which combines academic commitment with a lively social scene.

We welcome visitors from all over the world to walk through the College grounds and experience our world-famous Chapel.

As well as singing choral services during term time, the Choir also sing in concerts in the Chapel and tour internationally.

For Offer Holders

If you have been made an offer to start undergraduate study at King’s in 2020 (or deferred, 2021), please check the latest information about what you need to do next.

Alumni Community

Stay connected to the King's community wherever you are in the world, attend an alumni reunion, and keep up-to-date with the College's latest news and research.

The Shop at King's

Buy gifts, souvenirs, concert tickets and CDs of the King's College Choir as well as a range of exclusive products only available at the official College Shop.

As well as preserving many rare book and manuscript treasures, the Library serves the current needs of the College's students and senior members.

The Archive Centre holds the College's internal administrative records as well as the personal papers of former members and associated individuals.

Philanthropic giving plays a vital role in the continuation of the College and its ability to offer a world-class educational experience to all of our students.

Hold your conference, reception or dinner in the exquisite historic setting of King's, with its justified reputation for exceptional food, wine and service.

News

Newly appointed College Research Associate has academic paper published

Dr Sophia Cooke's co-written paper explores the impact that road density may be having on the UK’s birdlife.

King's Fellows elected to the British Academy

Professors Khaled Fahmy and Caroline van Eck are among 86 academics to be inducted into the prestigious Fellowship.

Biodiversity survey under way in wildflower meadow

Research is currently being conducted to monitor the impact of the meadow in preventing the decline of pollinating insects.