Dated 1842 hand-colored engraving of the entrance gateway Jesus College, Cambridge, England, UK.

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Jesus College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1496 on the site of a Benedictine nunnery by John Alcock, then Bishop of Ely. It has been traditionally believed that the nunnery was turned into a college because the nunnery had gained a reputation for licentiousness. The college's full name is "The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge". Its common name comes from the name of its chapel, Jesus Chapel. Founded at the beginning of the 11th century, the chapel is the oldest university building in Cambridge still in use.