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Food and drink
Eating together is part of College life. It's a great way to catch up with friends and meet new people.
Arts, music, sports and societies
We have a huge range of arts and drama, music, sports, societies and social events on our doorstep.
Careers and Mentoring
At Jesus, we put employability and careers at the forefront of the College experience. What we offer Jesus Connect, our...
The Quincentenary Library is the College's working library. We have more than 60,000 books and other resources, and we're open...
Our historic Old Library holds rare books and manuscripts, as well as writings by members of the College.
The College Archives contain a broad range of records relating to all aspects of the College's history since its foundation...
Jesus College is committed to being as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
EventsGo to the events section
27 Feb 18.30 - 19.15
Tuesday Choral Evensong
27 Feb 19.30 - 20.45
"Time and Western Man": Wyndham Lewis’s Modernist Critique
27 Feb 21.45 - 22.15
Compline by Candlelight
28 Feb 13.00 - 14.30
China and the global semiconductor industry
28 Feb 19.00 - 21.00
Glanville Williams Society Reception
29 Feb 18.30 - 19.15
Thursday Choral Evensong
Winners of 2023 Jesus College Hadfield Composition Competition for young composers announced
Law and the making of life: Regulating stem cell-based embryo models
Rory Cellan-Jones in conversation
Geography, Geology and China's early mastery of essential energy sources and of access to minerals
Chinese Dress in Detail
Programme announced for the Cambridge Festival 2024
Hear from our students
It is a well-accepted opinion in Cambridge that Jesus College is the best college and no other college even comes a distant second. Its sports grounds are enormous, its buildings are mesmerising, its libraries are rich, its chapel is the oldest, its accommodation is the best value for money, its international community is diverse, its religious circles are the most welcoming, and its members are the smartest, kindest and the friendliest. It is one of the central colleges that aims to offer three years accommodation to postgraduates, and has comparatively...
Jesus College has been a great home for me during my PhD. I chose Jesus College for a number of reasons – first, the location. We are central enough to be within easy walking distance of most things, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle (and tourists in summer!). The College also has extensive grounds, with amenities like the hockey pitch, football pitch and tennis courts all on site. Secondly, the accommodation is some of the best I’ve seen in Cambridge. My house was newly renovated when...
There are many reasons why I’m so happy to be a part of Jesus College. The three biggest reasons for me are the opportunities to be involved in College sport, the support the College provides for me with for my research and the help in making sure that we have comfortable, affordable accommodation when we have needed it. Jesus College is so friendly and so it is incredibly easy to get involved in the sport and social side of the College. The MCR does a great job in welcoming new...
Jesus College has been at the heart of my Cambridge experience. I chose the College because I was impressed by its distinctive blend of academic rigour and extracurricular achievement. A College for all-rounders, Jesus is a lively and rewarding place to study. I couldn’t be happier here! Friendly and engaged, the Jesus postgraduate community never ceases to impress me. At ease with themselves and forever curious, my peers go out of their way to cultivate a sense of camaraderie. After a day of leafing through old manuscripts at the National...
When applying to Cambridge colleges it can feel a bit overwhelming as there are so many to choose from. I applied to Jesus College because it has a large MCR which was important for me because I wanted to feel part of a community. Now that I’m doing my PhD here, I’m very glad I did choose a college with a large postgraduate community. Throughout the year there are lots of postgraduate events, including formal dinners, special formals at Christmas and Easter, bops in the bar and film nights in...