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.

King's College Chapel will be open from Saturday 15th August, with the number of visitors strictly limited and monitored. For more details or to obtain a ticket, please click here. King's members or annual pass holders should still book a ticket, although this will of course be free-of-charge.

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.

Undergraduate Open Day

Considering making and application to King's College this year? Join us for our virtual open days on the 17th 18th and 19th September to learn more about the college and our admissions process!

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.