About the College

With a world-renowned commitment to academic excellence, Churchill College has some 475 undergraduates, 385 postgraduates, 256 Fellows and 160 staff, across a 42-acre parkland campus.

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Receiving its Royal Charter in 1960, Churchill College, is the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. It is the embodiment of his vision of how higher education can benefit society in the modern age.

Like the thirty other colleges in Cambridge University, we are committed to outstanding academic achievement; thirty-two of our members have won the Nobel Prize.

Our foundation specifies a focus in mathematics, science and technology, with 70% of our students studying subjects in these fields. We also have many students in the arts and humanities and academic teaching and performance is outstanding across the board.

Part of the University of Cambridge, Churchill College is an open, progressive and outward-looking centre of excellence.

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Our values

  • Commitment to academic excellence , innovation and leadership
  • Progressive and outward looking
  • Friendly, open and welcoming

 

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Open, friendly, progressive and outward-looking, Churchill strives to build bridges from academe to business and the professions. It pioneered the entry of women to all-male colleges. It seeks and welcomes able students who might not otherwise aspire to come to Cambridge. It draws a rich variety of scholars from abroad, through Overseas Fellowships and schemes such as the Winston Churchill Scholarships. It engages with politicians, political commentators, historians and the media through the work of the Churchill Archives Centre; and it collaborates with the business world through executive education programmes focused on leadership, strategy and innovation at the Møller Institute alongside premium conferencing and training facilities.

 

History of the College

Nobel Prize Winners

Master and Fellowship

Find out about the College Master and Fellowship, who uphold our commitment to excellence in research and academia.

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Staff directory

Our body of staff and lecturers are among some of the world’s most distinguished in their fields.

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Careers at Churchill

At Churchill College we offer a friendly and informal working atmosphere with a strong commitment to training and professional development.

We welcome staff to join our vibrant team, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, disability or religious belief, and we’re always keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented at Churchill.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Churchill College strives to be an inclusive environment for students, staff and Fellows alike.

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Policies

Our College Charter, Statutes and Ordinances, Accounts and Annual Reports, and more policy documents.

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Studying at Churchill College

With world class undergraduate and postgraduate offerings and an enormous range of on-site facilities, Churchill is a vibrant hub of academic and social activity.

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Undergraduates

Interested in studying at Churchill College? Take a look at applying as an undergraduate, and our extensive list of subjects.
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Postgraduates

Churchill's outstanding academic record attracts some of the brightest minds in the world. Find out about postgraduate studies here.
Boston Ivy on the wall of the Squash Courts with the Nigel Hall sculpture 'Southern Shade I' in the foreground (a series of large interlocking black rings). Two students walk along the path in front of the squash courts.

The 42-acre Churchill campus is a vibrant hub of activity, packed with great academic, sporting and social facilities.
Boston Ivy on the wall of the Squash Courts with the Nigel Hall sculpture 'Southern Shade I' in the foreground (a series of large interlocking black rings). Two students walk along the path in front of the squash courts.

Music at Churchill

The College has extensive music facilities and resources for both individual and group performances. The Music Centre is a popular facility and rooms can be booked online. There are also a variety of rich and active musical societies.
Boston Ivy on the wall of the Squash Courts with the Nigel Hall sculpture 'Southern Shade I' in the foreground (a series of large interlocking black rings). Two students walk along the path in front of the squash courts.

The Chapel

Information about the Chapel at Churchill, including the choir. The Chapel at Churchill College is ecumenical and provides a locus for worship for all Christian people in the College community.

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