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King's College, Cambridge

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King's College, Cambridge is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441 and was originally intended as a college for pupils from Eton College, itself founded by Henry. Over the following centuries the college then gradually broadened its intake and is now widely regarded to be amongst the most progressive of the Cambridge colleges. As of 2003, approximately 68% of the British undergraduate intake were educated at comprehensive schools prior to further education.

The College's Chapel, considered a fine example of late Gothic architecture, was built over a period of 100 years in three stages. Much of the stone used to build the Chapel came from Ramsey Abbey near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. The chapel features the world's largest fan vault, some fine examples of stained glass and the painting "The Adoration of the Magi" by Rubens.

The Chapel continues to be used actively as a place of worship and also for some concerts and college events. The world-famous Chapel choir consists of choral scholars and choristers. The choir sings services on most days in term-time, and also performs concerts and makes recordings and broadcasts. In particular, it has broadcast its Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC from the chapel on Christmas Eve for many decades.

The Chapel is widely seen as the symbol of Cambridge

King's College, Cambridge

Weddings and Conferences
King's offers a choice of meeting rooms, a fully equipped conference office and various syndicate rooms, which are conveniently situated within the College. King's accommodation will suit all tastes, from the traditional room with breathtaking views, to the modern en-suite room. With the College's superb catering, you can enjoy splendid banquets or smaller private meals.

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