Protecting our Heritage

King’s, as so many other Cambridge Colleges, must not only preserve its historic rooms and buildings in which so many of our great thinkers have studied, taught, and been inspired; but also ensure that its remarkable collections and cultural heritage are protected and developed for the generations to come.

King’s is immeasurably privileged to be on a historic site at the heart of Cambridge, with buildings of unsurpassed beauty and architectural importance. But with this privilege comes a responsibility to protect and enhance what has been bequeathed to us, and to make it fit for the next generation.

The Gibbs Building, first occupied in 1732, has seen famous residents from Rupert Brooke to Provost MR James and Dean Eric Milner-White. It continues to house many Fellows’ rooms for supervisions, and often represents the first encounter with King’s for prospective students. It is central to the life of the College. Following an external renovation in recent years, the interior of Gibbs is in urgent need of refurbishment.

The building most associated with King’s is the Chapel - not only one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, but also home to one of the world’s most renowned and best-loved choirs, whose distinctive sound is shaped by the Chapel’s unique acoustics and organ. The Choir does not have a dedicated endowment fund, and we need to establish an endowed Fellowship for the Director of Music along with new endowed choristerships.
 


 

Gift Opportunities

Your support helps to fund the education of our choristers, as well as supporting the Choir's concerts, tours and recordings.
The Chapel is the spiritual home of the College and a place of untold inspiration for the millions who tune into our radio and television broadcasts.
The site of inspiring supervisions and nerve-wracking interviews, the Gibbs Building is in urgent need of repair and renovation.
As well as preserving many rare treasures, the Library and Archives together serve the needs of students and senior members of the College.
Student Access and Support Initiative // Bursaries and Hardship Support // International Students
Teaching and Research // Graduate Studentships // Welfare and Mental Health // The Alan Turing Initiative
Our transformational project to redevelop Chetwynd Court and open out the heart of the College.
Our £100 million fundraising campaign to radically transform access to a Cambridge education for socially and economically disadvantaged students.

Members and Friends 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.

Contact Details

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Email: members@kings.cam.ac.uk