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Christ's College information
Christ's College is a venerable institution at more than 500 years old. It's gleaming Great Gate is emblazoned with heraldic carvings of Tudor roses, a portcullis and spotted Beaufort yale (antelope-like creatures). Its founder, Lady Margaret Beaufort, hovers above like a guiding spirit. A stout oak door leads into First Court , one of Cambridge's more picturesque front courts and the only circular one. Hunt out the gardens dedicated to alumnus Charles Darwin; they feature species brought back from his famous Galapagos voyage.
The Second Court has a gate to the Fellows' Garden (open Monday to Friday only), which contains a mulberry tree under which 17th-century poet John Milton reputedly wrote Lycidas . Other notable alumni include Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G and Borat) and historian Simon Schama.