Many colleges were founded during the 14th and 15th centuries, but colleges continued to be established until modern times, although there was a gap of 204 years between the founding of Sidney Sussex in 1596 and that of Downing in 1800.
The most recently established college is Robinson, built in the late 1970s.
is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England.
Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.
East Anglia was the centre of what became the Puritan movement.In the year ended 31 July 2016, the university had a total income of £1.64 billion, of which £462 million was from research grants and contracts.The university is closely linked with the development of the high-tech business cluster known as "Silicon Fen".It is a member of numerous associations and forms part of the "golden triangle" of leading English universities and Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science centre.As of September 2017, Cambridge is ranked the world's second best university by THE World University Rankings, The university has educated many notable alumni, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors and foreign Heads of State.