Churchill College, which received its Royal Charter in 1960, is the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill and a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, UK. Founded with the aim to benefit society through the advancement of education, learning and research, especially in the fields of science and technology, the College’s academic purpose is tied to a commitment to nurture academic links with industry and business. Dedicated to excellence, innovation and leadership, and a progressive approach to governance, Churchill College strives to foster a diverse and forward-looking academic community. An emphasis on visiting fellowships, having a scheme of Overseas Fellowships which has brought hundreds of distinguished scholars to Cambridge from round the world.
It was founded by Winston Churchill, who visited the site in 1959, and admitted its first students in 1960.