Westminster College, Cambridge 4042

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

Features of Westminster College include garden walls, entrance gates, lawns, mature trees, a boathouse and an entrance lodge.

History

Westminster College was established in the late-19th century as a Theological Seminary.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.westminster.cam.ac.uk/

Detailed Description

Westminster College is surrounded by a wall, with entrance gates and railings. The front of the College buildings are covered in Virginia Creeper. There is a raised terrace in front of a College building, which has a lawn. Within the lawn there is a sundial, herbaceous borders and yews. In the Centenary Garden there is a garden seat and a retaining wall.

There is a lawn to the east of the College, which contains mature lime trees. There is also magnolia, walnut, lilac and mulberry trees growing throughout the lawn. Behind the College there is a boathouse, which has been converted into flats.

An old orchard is enclosed on two sides by clipped hedges. There are also two very old apple trees. The College has a lodge at the entrance from Lucy Cavendish Road.

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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.westminster.cam.ac.uk/
History

Detailed History

Westminster College was created in 1899 as a Theological Seminary. Westminster College is a small, United Reformed Church Theological College with 37 students. It is part of the Cambridge Theological Federation, which consists of two Anglican colleges, Ridley Hall and Westoctt House, the Methodist Wesley House, the Roman Catholic Margaret Beaufort Institute, the ecumenical regional East Anglian Ministerial Training Course and the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. All teaching within the Federation is shared and ecumenical.

The Federation works closely with the University of Cambridge at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Federation is also in partnership with Anglia Polytechnic University in postgraduate studies and continuing education.

The College has been in Cambridge since 1899, continuing the work of the English Presbyterian College which was founded in London in 1899. In 1967, it combined with Cheshunt College, Cambridge. The work of Cheshunt College continues through the work of the Cheshunt Foundation, an independent trust, whose director is a member of the Westminster Academic staff.

The College is wholly owned by the United Reformed Church, and therefore responsible to its General Assembly through the College's Board of Governors.