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Darwin College on the banks of the River Cam , Cambridge

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Photographer: © Ken Marshall (Gallery)(13th August 2012)
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Darwin College on the banks of the River Cam , Cambridge

Darwin College was founded in 1964.The college is named after the family of one of the university's most famous graduates, Charles Darwin. The Darwin family previously owned some of the land on which the college now sits.Charles Darwin's second son, George Darwin, bought Newnham Grange, the oldest part of the college, in 1885, also acquiring the adjacent building known as the Old Granary and Small Island. Our chauffeur on the punt told us that Charles Darwin lived there but I can't find any record of that.


A picture of: Cambridge ( More pictures of Cambridge by Ken Marshall )

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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-LX5
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 13.9 mm, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/400 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 31, 2012, 7:38 pm
ImageID:1157561, Image size: 3648 x 2736 pixels

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Comment by Linda-mary Sigley(14th August 2012)

Darwin was & is a great man. Nice to see a photo of his home. The house to the right looks Calif. contemporary; rather an oddity in England isn't it?

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Comment by Ken Marshall (Photo owner)(15th August 2012)

The building on the right is the Darwin College Extension. The balconies and stairs hang off the facade because the architects wanted "an Italian relationship with the water".

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