Throughout its history, College has benefited from the generosity of hundreds of benefactors. In 1851, Maria Somes gave College its first gift, endowing land and the Somes scholarships in memory of her late husband, Joseph.

Since then, some of our most loved and most used buildings – including the Chapel – could not have been built without the support of the College community.

Our Development team has put together a short series of videos detailing College’s history of giving. Part 1: 1850–1900, Part 2: 1900–1950 and Part 3: 1950–1980 are available now.

The history of giving at Christ's College