Principal's 450th Anniversary Welcome

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, has officially launched our 450th anniversary year with a filmed message in which he highlights the strength of our community, the events which will mark this important milestone in our history, and gives thanks for the exceptional support that College members have shown during these challenging times.

Jesus College launches 450th Anniversary Events Programme

2021 marks a milestone in the College's history – our 450th anniversary. The theme of our anniversary is ‘for all future times’ – a line taken from the original College Charter of 1571  and this year we’ll be exploring our rich history, our vibrant community, and our vision for the College’s future, through a wide-ranging programme of activities.

Making History - Writing the new official history of Jesus College

Emeritus Fellow Dr Felicity Heal is the editor and co-author of a new official history of Jesus College - ‘Jesus College Oxford of Queene Elizabeth’s Foundation – The First 450 years’ – which will be published in January 2021. We spoke to Felicity about how this exciting new account of our history came together.