Churchill Identity

Friendly. Welcoming. Inclusive. Diverse. Progressive. Unpretentious.

All words that our community have used to describe Churchill College.

Our identity matters to us, from our origins as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill – the embodiment of his vision for how higher education can benefit society in the modern age – to our diverse, international community more than 60 years later. We were the first to admit women to a Cambridge College, and continue to work hard to raise the profiles of our talented female members. We have consistently worked hard to ensure that everyone we admit has the potential to thrive in Cambridge, whatever their background, and year on year we maintain one of the highest state school admissions percentages among Cambridge Colleges. And even though our foundation specifies a focus in mathematics, science and technology, with 70% of our students studying subjects in these fields, we have a thriving arts community. Our carefully curated art collection, from sculptures to paintings, textiles to prints, serve to enhance the buildings and create an environment of engagement, reflection and inspiration. Additionally, we have a thriving musical community, both via our music society ChuMS and through the use of our very own Music Centre complete with recording studio on site.

Find out more about our identity below.