St Catharine’s College

550 Years in the Making

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 478 4

    Size: 228 x 178 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 64

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    Date published: February, 2024

    UK £12.95 /US $17.95


  • Published on 550th anniversary of a much loved Cambridge University college
  • Concise new illustrated history of this architecturally distinctive college
  • Marks the college’s major Central Spaces renovation programme including the building of a new Hall


This new official history of St Catharine’s College has been published in celebration of its 550th anniversary on the Feast of St Catharine, 25 November 2023.

How did the College endure through periods of upheaval, financial insecurity and social change? How has the experience of studying, living and working at St Catharine’s changed over the centuries?

Beautifully illustrated, this account chronicles the College’s foundation in 1473 and subsequent development as a welcoming, thriving and vibrant academic community of approximately 1,000 students, Fellows and staff located in the heart of Cambridge, supported by a network of 10,000 alumni around the world.

This history – the first to be published by the College since 1997 – shines a light on moments and individuals overlooked by existing accounts, and celebrates the most recent achievements of the St Catharine’s community.

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