Saturday, June 17, 2006

Cambridge Colleges Picturebook VII: Girton, Fitzwilliam, New Hall

Girton College was founded in 1869 as a women's college. Its campus is the furthest from the city centre.

The warm red brick stands out against the greenery that hides the campus.

This is the main gate, partially hidden behind some grand trees.

Alfred Waterhouse designed the campus. It contains a tower, turrets and gables.

Here is some of the student accommodation. The College was placed miles away from Cambridge in the 1870s to protect the ladies from the young men of Cambridge!

Here again is the main entrance. Girton is the third largest of Cambridge University's colleges with over 500 students. It admitted men beginning in the 1970s.

The chapel is a lovely Victorian era neo-Tudor structure.

Here's one final view of Girton College.

Fitzwilliam College is one of the newest colleges. It was founded in 1966.

The architecture of Fitzwilliam College is much more modern than many other colleges. This picture shows an entryway to student housing.

As you can see in this picture, the Fitzwilliam College campus features a dark brown brick.

Here's another view showing the modernism of the campus.

This unique structure on the right is the dining hall. It was designed by Denys Lasdun. It contains hooded arches and high , clear glass windows.

It is said that Fitzwilliam College's chapel is internationally acclaimed. It was designed by Richard MacCormac.

New Hall sits right next to Fitzwilliam College. It was founded in 1954 to provide more places at the university for women. Now it accepts male and female students.

The Dome is the distinguishing structure at New Hall. It is the college dining hall.

This building stands directly across the Buckingham Street from the dining hall. Blackfriars, the Dominican priory where we have been worshiping for these last six months, is just out of view of this picture, on the right.

Here's another of New Hall's buildings, 'The Rectory.'

This modern building is the Kaetsu Educational and Cultural Center at New Hall.

Here is student housing at New Hall.

Like all the Cambridge University colleges, the gardens here are also beautiful.


At 4:59 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Hi! - I found your blog following up a search someone made to get to mine. I'm a student at Girton and I'm very impressed that you made the trip up to see it when you were in Cambridge - lots of students are here for three years and never bother! You took some lovely pictures of our college and the city, and I hope you enjoyed your stay.


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