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You can help future students at Churchill College by contributing to the 50th Anniversary Appeal. Your gift can either support the provision of new student accommodation or go towards our student fund which will provide studentships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
"The 50th Anniversary of the College provided a historic opportunity to build on our achievements. We aim to do this literally, by providing a New Court for 68 students whom we cannot now accommodate on campus and who would benefit greatly from the full College experience. The cost of the New Court is approximately £10.6 million. So far we have raised £5.7 million.
As Sir Winston said when launching the campaign to found the College: I ask you to contribute with enthusiasm and not with caution. The response was full-hearted, providing the foundations of success for the College's first half century. The need today is no less and I hope that you will respond with equal generosity to the present appeal. With your help the College can go from strength to strength over the next fifty years...and beyond."
— Sir David Wallace, Master (2009–2014)
The new Cowan Court will be more than just bricks and mortar.
Virtually all students wish to live in College, where their welfare is best looked after and they can experience to the full the life of the community. Cowan Court at Churchill College will be more than just bricks and mortar. It will be a home away from home, a centre where students share life and learning. A priceless social and intellectual experience only conferred by living in College.
"Churchill has a unique sense of community; that's what attracted me to apply here. Providing accommodation for the duration of the course brings everyone together. That's why the New Court is so important; it will be a community for Churchill students for the next fifty years and into the future."
— Harry Bullivant, Engineering student
The new accommodation will be situated west of South Court adjacent to Madingley Road. The design of the new building reflects the College's environmental strategy, minimising the carbon footprint and energy use of the building throughout its life. The building will also be fully accessible to disabled visitors and residents, including three rooms specifically designed for disabled students.
"Accommodating all our undergraduate and advanced students is critical to Churchill's success as an academic and social community - and vital as we continue to attract the very brightest and most focused students to this College. I am delighted by our plans to build a wonderful new court whose visionary design will provide comfortable, social space while minimising environmental impact."
— Richard Partington, Senior Tutor
We hope you will agree that our collegiate system as one worthy of nurture and that you will support its extension in the shape of the new Cowan Court.
Construction has begun at Churchill College on a new student accommodation court.Read