Jesus College (Cambridge)

The Jesus College, University of Cambridge 1496 resulting from the conversion of a, founded by John Alcock, the then Bishop of Ely nunnery. It was said that this monastery was noticed by too much freedom of movement.


The full name of the college is "The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge " (Engl. for College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist and the venerable Virgin Radegundis near Cambridge ).

Its common name derives from Jesus College of its monastery church of Jesus Chapel, here, which was built from 1157 to 1245 as Benediktinerkonvert St. Mary and St. Radegund and the oldest building of the university is that is still used.

The College had in 2011 a fortune of about 126 million pounds and was thus among the wealthy Cambridge Colleges in sixth place.