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A college with a chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren, who also designed St Paul's Cathedral in London

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Wren Chapel
Fellows Garden
Harvard Window
Inner Court
Emmanuel College, founded in 1584 is affectionately known as Emma by students, and is a rival for Christ’s College in the excellence of exam results. It is also one of the wealthiest Colleges of Cambridge.

Emmanuel College, Established 1584
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Emmanuel Chapel and Clock
It is very popular with undergraduates, and some notable aspects include its chapel, which was designed by Christopher Wren in 1677, who was also the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The neo-classical front of the chapel was added in 1769-75 by prominent architect James Essex. The Chapel is located the Front Court of the College and within the building is a memorial to John Harvard.

Inside the Chapel, designed by Christopher Wren

Did You Know?

John Harvard, a 17th century undergraduate of Emmanuel College, sailed to the New World on the Mayflower and left money for his own foundation in America. It became America's first and most famous university - Harvard.

A window in the Chapel dedicated to John Harvard

Inner Court views

The Dining Hall
The college is also famous for some unusual features, including a herb garden and a large fish pond. The pond is home to many a duck species, from the common Mallard to the more exotic Mandarin and Pintail species. The Fellows’ Garden also has some odd features including an unusually old Oriental plane tree and a swimming pool which is said to be one of the oldest bathing pools in Europe.

Fellows Garden and Pond
Visitor Information
Emmanuel College is open to visitors daily, 9am to 6pm (limited access during mid May to mid June). Entrance is FREE. Tel: 01223 334 200

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