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Official Archive of Churchill College

Reference Code: GBR/0014/[College Archive]

Scope and Contents

The college archive contains material (hard-copy and digital) from and about every aspect of life at Churchill College, including administrative, student life, photographic and some artefacts.


  • Creation: 1889 - 2024

Biographical / Historical

Churchill College was founded in 1959 as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.

Sir Winston Churchill had been very impressed by MIT during a visit to the US and wished to have a similar institution in the UK. Consequently, the College was founded with an emphasis on studying science, technology, engineering and maths - an emphasis the remains until the present day with only 30% humanities students admitted each year.


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Related Materials

See papers relating to the College held in Churchill Archives Centre: in the Churchill Papers ref. CHUR 2 /569-580, including CHUR 2/570 re admission of students, Churchill archives, the brain drain, College crest and colours; in Roskill papers, ref. particularly ROSK 18.

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087