Gonville & Caius College
Gonville & Caius is one of the UK's finest College's, located in Cambridge and first founded in 1348 by Edmund Gonville, which makes it the fourth oldest College in Cambridge. The College's chapel, along with the Old Hall (which was previously used as a library - the largest and most structurally striking library in Oxbridge), were added in 1393, with the Masters Lodge being built over the next 50 years.
Unfortunately, by the 16th century, the College had begun to fall into decay, and so it was re-founded by physician John Caius, by order of Royal Charter, in 1557, hence the College's current name. The buildings were greatly improved and extended, backed by a large amount of funding, and was re-opened, with its main focus being the study of science and medicine - values the establishment still hold strong to this day.
These days, Gonville & Caius College boasts a student-body of 500 undergraduates, 250 graduates and 110 senior academic members, and has produced a whopping 12 Nobel Prize winners. Even the legendary Stephen Hawking is one of the College's fellows! The College also follows some slightly odd traditions, including the convention that all students must attend communal dinners in the 'Hall', where three-course-meals are served every night. This means that all students, whether they choose to eat the meals or not, must purchase 36 dinner tickets at the beginning of each term!
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