Darwin College embodies a rich mix of scholarship, learning, and social activity. Our College community is intellectually vibrant, international in its outlook and membership, interdisciplinary, informal, inclusive, and supportive. We have a distinguished Fellowship, a dedicated and professional staff, an inspiring student body, and a worldwide diaspora of alumni.
Founded in 1964, Darwin was the University of Cambridge’s first postgraduate-only College and the first College to admit both men and women. It was established in the family home of Charles Darwin's son (Professor Sir George Darwin, a barrister and astronomer) and grandson (Sir Charles Darwin, a physicist) on the banks of the River Cam. The College offers central city accommodation, excellent food and catering, a quiet Study Centre, a lively student-run DarBar and wide range of student societies, and beautiful tranquil gardens: the perfect mix for graduate study.