ISBN: 9781785514784

Publication date: 23 Jan 2024

This new official history of St Catharine’s College has been published in celebration of its 550th anniversary on the Feast of St Catharine, 25 November 2023.

How did the College endure through periods of upheaval, financial insecurity and social change? How has the experience of studying, living and working at St Catharine’s changed over the centuries?

Beautifully illustrated, this account chronicles the College’s foundation in 1473 and subsequent development as a welcoming, thriving and vibrant academic community of approximately 1,000 students, Fellows and staff located in the heart of Cambridge, supported by a network of 10,000 alumni around the world.

This history – the first to be published by the College since 1997 – shines a light on moments and individuals overlooked by existing accounts, and celebrates the most recent achievements of the St Catharine’s community.