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Darwin College, Cambridge

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Template:Oxbridge College Infobox Darwin College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1964 as the first college for graduate students only. It is named for the family of Charles Darwin, which previously owned some of the land on which the college stands.

The college has around 600 students, mostly studying for M.Phil (a one-year course) or Ph.D. (normally three-year course) degrees. About half the students are from overseas.

The college hosts the annual Darwin lectures, a series of talks for a general audience around a single theme, given by eminent speakers who are leading authorities in their fields. Most of the series of lectures have been published as books.

Jane Goodall is a Darwin alumn.

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