One of the 31 Colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge, Churchill College is also the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston Churchill.
Founded in 1958, Churchill College was one of the first of the 'modern era' of Cambridge Colleges. It is also the only Cambridge College specifically established to pursue excellence in the teaching and research of science, engineering and technology. Nobel Prize winners Francis Crick, discoverer of the structure of DNA, and Anthony Hewish, the discoverer of the pulsar, were amongst its founding Fellows.
Set in 42 acres of open parkland in the north-west corner of the city, our location is particularly convenient for the University's West Cambridge site – home to many of the city's scientific and technological organisations including the Institute of Manufacturing, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Cavendish and Microsoft Laboratories.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the distinguished architectural historian, described the buildings of Churchill College as an 'outstanding conception' and the 'best of the new'. The buildings were designed by the architect Richard Sheppard, and were some of the first of the 1960's modernist tradition to be listed. The architecture pays reference to the traditional vernacular of inter-linked courtyards, but the style is decidedly contemporary.
The Churchill Archive Centre, designed as the formal repository for Sir Winston Churchill's papers, has a world wide reputation as a leading archive of 20th century political history. The initial collection has grown to include 570 collections of private papers including those of Baroness Thatcher, Rt Hon Ernest Bevin and Sir John Nott.
Also located on the site is the Møller Centre. This award winning management training & conference venue was founded following a donation to Churchill College by the AP Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation. The donation was made in recognition of the support that Sir Winston Churchill gave to Denmark during the Second World War.
All the facilities of the Møller Centre are available for hire throughout the year, providing 23 spacious training rooms and 71 en-suite bedrooms along with a stylish restaurant and Tower Lounge Bar. This is all supported by a dedicated team of professional, customer-focused staff.