John Bradfield Court

John Bradfield Court - a new vision for the future

An architecturally stunning new multi-functional room for students and updated, refurbished student rooms in the Old Granary.

Darwin has a charm which derives from being on a tree-lined river bend, with islands and bridges, and punts gliding by. For fifty years now, generations of students have delighted in Darwin’s tranquil site in the centre of Cambridge.While it is heartening that the numbers of students benefiting from Darwin’s unique character are as strong as ever, our College is at the limit of its existing facilities. To do the best for students now, and moving forward, we need to expand and renew our accommodation and public rooms. We have a vision to do this, and with your help we can make it a reality.

Sir John Bradfield, who was involved in the College’s genesis in 1964 sadly died in 2014. In his honour we propose this exciting new development putting his memory and vision at the heart of the College.

'The John Bradfield Court’ designed by architects 'Allies and Morrison' will create a new, architecturally stunning multi-functional room for students to use for lectures, seminars, and social gatherings, as well as provide for the refurbishment of the student rooms in the Old Granary. The project is exciting, focused on student needs, deliverable in the near future, and already substantially funded with a gracious gift from Trinity College, where Sir John was Senior Bursar. 

We hope that you share our enthusiasm to develop our compact site here in the heart of Cambridge, and that you will join in supporting this wonderful new project by making a gift today. 

Funding this ambitious project

Trinity College has supported our vision with a generous donation of £1.5 million. Of this amount £500,000 is subject to the college raising £500,000 in matched donations. The good news is that we have already raised over £430,000 of this sum, so are asking you, our alumni, to help us reach an ambitious fundraising target of £70,000.

 To Donate

You can make a single gift or donate regularly every month.  You can give securely on-line via The Charities Aid Foundation using the button beneath the heading 'Supporting Darwin' on the right.                                                    

Donate £100 or more (as a single or regular gift) and you will be invited to the opening. Donate £10,000 or more and your name will be inscribed in perpetuity in tribute to your generosity. 

 If only 70 people give £1,000 each we will realise our vision!

If 50 people gave £30 per month for four years our goal will be achieved! 



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