Founded in 1441 by Henry VI, King’s is perhaps the most iconic College in Cambridge. The King’s Chapel possesses the largest fan vaulted stone ceiling in the world, distinctive stone and wood carvings, and some of the finest renaissance stained glass surviving in the country. The Chapel attracts many visitors every year and, during the University terms, welcomes people to share in daily public services. The Chapel is home to one of the world’s most renowned choirs, known especially for the televised Carols from King’s and the live radio broadcast of the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, heard by millions of people around the world each year on Christmas Eve. Among the College’s former students and Fellows there are no fewer than nine Nobel laureates, as well as influential figures such as Alan Turing, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. The Chapel and grounds are typically open to visitors from 9.30am-4pm. Website: