Gonville and Caius College

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: Hours, Address, Gonville and Caius College Reviews: 4.5/5

Gonville and Caius College
4.5
Historic Sites • Educational sites
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Commonly referred to as Caius (pronounced Keys,) this college offers graduate and undergraduate studies to approximately 800 students every year, and is part of the University of Cambridge.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK150,082 contributions
Fourth Oldest College of Cambridge
Oct 2021
The fourth oldest college of Cambridge and definitely one of the grandest in terms of Nobel Laureates and monumental buildings. The main building with tall narrow windows and blind arcades remind of the Flemish architecture in Belgium and Netherlands. The three-sided Caius Court is really four sides as the fourth is blocked of from Senate House Passage by a wall and gatehouse
Written 26 October 2021
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Dom Harry
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Visit to Caius
Oct 2021 • Couples
A beautiful and peaceful college in the heart of Cambridge. Tree Court is very relaxing and Gonville and Caius courts are both scenic. The Chapel is worth a visit as well. I am an ‘old boy’ and can say what a lot it meant to me
Written 16 October 2021
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kittyginger
Salisbury, UK672 contributions
Wonderful to be allowed inside!
Nov 2019
Every time we visit Cambridge it seems to be only King's College that is regularly open and that is because its magnificent chapel is so popular.
We were passing Gonville and Caius and a student told us about a lunchtime recital in the auditorium. It seemed an opportunity too good to miss.
The two musicians played the piano and clarinet and there were pieces by Mozart and Weber, as well as compositions by three of the students.
We felt privileged to be able to listen to such talent - and to be allowed inside the college.
We had a look in the chapel before leaving, a beautiful building among so many other beautiful buildings.
Perhaps someone can explain why the colleges are so rarely open to the public? I am not expecting to see accommodation or other private areas, just the chapels.
Written 3 December 2019
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Hexagon
Cambridge, UK87 contributions
Do not miss this College!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Rarely is something so fabulous hidden in plain sight! This college, so rich in history, is wedged between Trinity and King‘s, and despite it being in plain sight, most tourists just walk by. Some are turned off by the fact that the magnificent gate is locked. Well, it always is because the entrance to the college actually is in Trinity Street, opposite The Michaelhouse Café...

The college has three stunning courts, the first being the impressive Tree Court, where several of the interesting little monuments etc. Are located, including the Crick memorial right by the Great Gate. Read up on the college, it is worth it. It will also make you appreciate the three gates of virtue, humility and honour (the latter being absolutely spectacular, with a great view of King‘s Chapel) much more. Visit the chapel, and plan to attend an Evensong if you can, even if you are not religious. The choir is one of the best in Cambridge. Have a walk around in this calm oasis in the centre of town - you will not be disappointed.
Written 26 October 2019
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,513 contributions
Between Kings and St Johns
Aug 2019
Has three courts, each with a name and one has the infamous sundial gate which graduating students walk through. The chapel is well worth a visit. It seems more squeezed in between the Senate and other colleges than most. Has a warm stone feeling unlike some of the others are well.
Written 8 August 2019
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Vivienne B
Oldbury, UK38 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2019 • Family
Here for the day, beautiful buildings and immaculate gardens. How wonderful to be able to walk round such a historic place.
Written 18 March 2019
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JeanEAnglia
E Anglia47 contributions
Wonderful singing
Nov 2018 • Couples
Went to Choral Evensong. Beautiful and the Sermon thought provoking by visiting priest.Have been to Oxford colleges and another at Cambridge but we felt this was very good indeed.
Written 30 November 2018
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Sarah B
Rochester, NY50 contributions
Evensong
Oct 2018 • Couples
Beautiful music by a talented choir in the lovely and intimate setting of the college chapel. Provides a delightful counterpoint to a Kings College performance - both are exquisite but in different ways.
Written 3 November 2018
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rtxproust
Glasgow, UK9 contributions
Stephen Hawking's old Cambridge college
Oct 2018 • Family
This is one of the older colleges and it provides a delightful walk in what one imagines a cambridge college should be like. Peaceful and exuding an atmosphere of calm and learning.
Written 20 October 2018
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Ana C
London, UK626 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2018 • Friends
I felt that I was in a film! This College is absolutely beautiful, inside is marvellous and I definitely would like to come back
Written 14 October 2018
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