Named after Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) and his family

A naturalist, geologist and biologist, Charles Darwin was best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors.

Founded in 1964 in Newnham Grange, the family home of Charles Darwin's son and grandson, Darwin College was the University of Cambridge’s first graduate-only college and the first college to admit both men and women. Their students study for PhDs and Masters degrees in disciplines spanning the whole spectrum from Anglo-Saxon to Zoology.