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

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

Members and Friends News

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Kings bans use of the apostrophe

As a result of an extraordinary meeting of the Governing Body, Kings College has decided that the apostrophe should no longer be used in official communications.

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Statement from the Investment Committee

A statement from the Investment Committee on the College's expectation to eliminate all fossil fuel investments by 2030 at the latest.

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New gift to promote study of egalitarian capitalism

Pressing issues of inequality are driving research into new economic theories.

Contact Details

Development Office

King's College
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Cambridge CB2 1ST

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Email: members@kings.cam.ac.uk