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St Catharine's College
St Catharine's College (Main Court)
Main Court, St Catharine's College
St Catharine's College heraldic shield
Arms of St Catharine's College
Blazon: Gules, a Catharine wheel Or.
University University of Cambridge
Location Trumpington Street (map)
Full name The College or Hall of St Catharine the Virgin in the University of Cambridge
Latin name Aula sancte Katerine virginis infra Universitatem Cantabrigie
Abbreviation CTH
Founder Robert Woodlark
Established 1473; 549 years ago (1473)
Named after Catherine of Alexandria
Previous names Katharine Hall (1473–1860)
Sister college Worcester College, Oxford
Master Mark Welland
Undergraduates 436
Postgraduates 165
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St Catharine's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1473 as Katharine Hall, it adopted its current name in 1860. The college is nicknamed "Catz". The college is located in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, and lies just south of King's College and across the street from Corpus Christi College. The college is notable for its open court (rather than closed quadrangle) that faces towards Trumpington Street.

St Catharine's is unique in being the only Oxbridge college founded by the serving head of another college. The college community is moderately sized, consisting of approximately 70 fellows, 150 graduate students, and 410 undergraduates.

Notable alumni

See also: :Category:Alumni of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Name Birth Death Career
John Addenbrooke 1680 1719 Founder of Addenbrooke's Hospital
David Armand 1977 Actor, comedian and writer
David Armitage 1965 Professor of History at Harvard University
Herbert Rowse Armstrong 1870 1922
Richard Ayoade 1977 Performer
Harivansh Rai Bachchan 1907 2003 20th century Indian poet
Nathaniel Bacon 1640 1676 Revolutionary in Virginia
Geoffrey Barnes 1932 2010 Secretary for Security for Hong Kong, Commissioner of Independent Commission Against Corruption
Jonathan Bate 1958 Shakespeare scholar and Provost of Worcester College, Oxford
John Bayliss 1919 2008 Poet
Peter Boizot 1929 2018 Founder of Pizza Express
John Bond 1612 1676 Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Gp. Cpt. Leslie Bonnet 1902 1985 RAF officer, writer and originator of the Welsh Harlequin Duck
Sir Arthur Bonsall 1917 2014 Head of GCHQ during the period when an employee known as Geoffrey Prime sold information to the Soviet Union.
John Bradford 1510 1555 Martyr of the English reformation
Anil Kumar Gain 1919 1978 Indian mathematician and statistician, FRS
Sir Kenneth Bradshaw 1922 2007 Clerk of the House of Commons
Howard Brenton 1942 Playwright
Adam Buddle 1662 1715 After whom the Buddleia is named
Henry William Bunbury 1750 1811 Caricaturist
Francis Cammaerts DSO 1916 2006 Leading member of the French Special Operations Executive
George Corrie 1793 1885 Master of Jesus College, Cambridge
Gervase Cowell 1927 2000 Intelligence Officer
Martin Crimp 1956 Playwright
John Cutts 1661 1707 MP and army commander
Donald Davie 1922 1995 Poet
John Bacchus Dykes 1823 1876 Victorian hymn-writer
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1905 1977 Fifth President of India
Richard Finn 1963 - Regent of Blackfriars, Oxford
Reg Gadney 1941 2018 Painter and writer
Leo Genn 1905 1978 Actor, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Brian Gibson 1944 2004 Movie Director
Maurice Glasman 1961 Political scientist and Labour peer
Charles Wycliffe Goodwin 1817 1878 Egyptologist, bible scholar and judge of the British Supreme Court for China and Japan
Lilian Greenwood 1966 British Labour Party politician
Sir Peter Hall 1930 2017 Theatre and opera director, founder of the RSC
Sir Peter Hall 1932 2014 Urban planner and geographer
Rebecca Hall 1982 Film and stage actress
Leslie Halliwell 1929 1989 Film reviewer
David Harding 1961 - Hedge fund manager and founder for Winton Capital Management
Roger Harrabin 1955 Journalist and reporter
Joanne Harris 1964 Author
Sir Peter Hirsch 1925 - Materials scientist
Sir Robert Howe 1893 1981 Last British Governor-General of the Sudan
Rupert Jeffcoat 1970 Organist Coventry Cathedral
Roger Knight 1946 Cricketer
Emyr Jones Parry 1947 United Nations diplomat
Paul King 1978 - Director, The Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull
Malcolm Lowry 1909 1957 Writer - Author of Under the Volcano, number 11 on the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th century).
Sir Ian McKellen 1939 Actor
Bevil Mabey 1935 2010 Businessman and inventor
Roy MacLaren 1934 Canadian diplomat, politician and author
Nevil Maskelyne 1732 1811 Astronomer Royal; developed the Lunar distance model for measuring latitude
Ian Meakins 1956 Chief Executive of Wolseley plc
Ben Miller 1966 Writer, Actor and Comedian
Morien Morgan 1912 1978 Master of Downing College, Cambridge, known as "the father of Concorde"
Michael Morris 1936 Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
George Nash 1989 Rowing World Champion and Olympic Medalist
Sir Foley Newns 1909 1998 Colonial administrator
Robin Nicholson 1934 Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government
Geoffrey Pattie 1936 Former Minister of State for Information and Technology
Jeremy Paxman 1950 Television journalist
Nicholas Penny 1949 Director of the National Gallery
Sam Pickering 1941 Professor of English at the University of Connecticut
Steve Punt 1962 Comedian
Tunku Abdul Rahman 1903 1990 First Prime Minister of Malaysia
John Ray 1627 1705 Naturalist
Sir Thomas Roberts 1658 1706 MP
Jenni Russell 1960 Journalist
Christopher Sargent 1906 1943 Bishop in Fukien, China
Thomas Sherlock 1678 1761 Theologian
James Shirley 1596 1666 Elizabethan poet and playwright
Arun Singh 1944 - Former Defence Minister of India
Donald Soper 1903 1998 Methodist minister and campaigner
John Strype 1643 1737 Historian
Noel Thompson 1957 - Television journalist
Sir Tim Waterstone 1939 Founder of Waterstones
Peter Wothers  ? - Chemist
William Wotton 1666 1727 Historian
Hannah Yelland 1976 Film & stage actress
Terence Young 1915 1994 British film director - Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball

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