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Location address: United Kingdom, South Cambridgeshire
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Charles Darwin was send to Christ’‘s College from Edinbrough, because his father was not pleased that he neglected his medical studies and focussed to much on plants.
It was here in Cambridge that Darwin read Paley’‘s Natural Theology which made an argument for divine design in nature, explaining adaptation as God acting through laws of nature. He aslo read Alexander von Humboldt’s Personal Narrative of scientific travels, a trigger for his travels.
Christ’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, officially comprising the Master and Fellows of the College as well as about 600 students. The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1505, its royal charter granted on 1 May of that year, and was the twelfth of the Cambridge colleges to be founded in its current form. It was originally established as God’s House in 1437. The college is renowned for educating some of Cambridge’s most famous alumni, including Charles Darwin and John Milton.