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Queens' College
Queens' College Gatehouse
Queens' College Gatehouse
Queens' College (Cambridge) shield.svg
Arms of Queens' College, being the arms of Margaret of Anjou
University University of Cambridge
Location Silver Street (map)
Full name The Queen's College of St Margaret and St Bernard
Abbreviation Q
Motto Floreat Domus (Latin)
Motto in English May this house flourish
Established 1448; 575 years ago (1448)
Refounded 1465
Named after
Sister colleges
President Mohamed A. El-Erian
Undergraduates 508
Postgraduates 522
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Queens' College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Queens' is one of the oldest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou, and has some of the most iconic and recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The college spans the river Cam, colloquially referred to as the "light side" and the "dark side", with the Mathematical Bridge connecting the two.

The college's alumni include heads of government and politicians from various countries, royalty, religious leaders, astronauts and Oscar nominees. One of its most famous matriculants is Desiderius Erasmus, who studied at the college during his trips to England between 1506 and 1515.

Other notable alumni include Arthurian author T. H. White, Cambridge University's first black graduate Alexander Crummell, Israeli politician Abba Eban, founding father of Ghana William Ofori Atta, newsreader and journalist Emily Maitlis, actor Stephen Fry, Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey, and British Parliamentarians such as Stephen Kinnock and Liz Kendall.

As of June 2016, the college held non-current assets valued at £111.18 million.

The current president of the college is the senior economist and alumnus Mohamed A. El-Erian. Past presidents include Saint John Fisher.

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