Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College (often referred to simply as Caius /kz/ KEEZ[3]) is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college is the fourth-oldest college at the University of Cambridge and one of the wealthiest. The college has been attended by many students who have gone on to significant accomplishment, including fifteen Nobel Prize winners, the second-most of any Oxbridge college (after Trinity College, Cambridge).[3][4][5]

Gonville & Caius College
Cambridge University
Gonville & Caius College from King's Parade
Arms of Gonville & Caius College
LocationTrinity Street (map)
Coordinates52.2059°N 0.1179°E / 52.2059; 0.1179
AbbreviationCAI[1]
Founders
Established1348, refounded 1557
Previous names
  • Gonville Hall (1348–1351)
  • Hall of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1351–1557)
Sister collegeBrasenose College, Oxford
MasterPippa Rogerson
Undergraduates550
Postgraduates280
Endowment£227.5m (2019)[2]
Websitewww.cai.cam.ac.uk
Boat clubwww.caiusboatclub.org
Map
Location in Central Cambridge

The college has long historical associations with medical teaching, especially due to its alumni physicians: John Caius (who gave the college the caduceus in its insignia) and William Harvey. Other famous alumni in the sciences include Francis Crick (joint discoverer, along with James Watson, of the structure of DNA), James Chadwick (discoverer of the neutron) and Howard Florey (developer of penicillin). Stephen Hawking, previously Cambridge's Lucasian Chair of Mathematics Emeritus, was a fellow of the college until his death in 2018.[6] The college also maintains reputable academic programmes in many other disciplines, including law, economics, English literature and history.

Several streets in the city, such as Harvey Road, Glisson Road and Gresham Road, are named after alumni of the College.[7] The college and its masters have been influential in the development of the university, founding other colleges like Trinity Hall and Darwin College and providing land on the Sidgwick Site, e.g. for the Squire Law Library.