Latin Name of Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation

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To whom it may concern

I am writing to request the following information:

1. The Classical Latin name of Jesus College.
2. The Classical Latin name of Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation.

I would enormously appreciate your assistance in providing me with the information above at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,
Owen Neale

Cait Winter, Jesus College, Oxford

Dear Owen


The formal Latin name for Jesus College is captured in its original
foundation charter of 1571 – transcribed extract below.


“Ipsumque Collegium Collegium Jesus infra Civitatem et Universitatem
Oxoniensem ex fundatione Reginae Elizabeth Anglice vero Jhesus Colledge
within ye City and University of Oxforth of Quene Elizabethes foundation
imperpetuum nominari nuncupari et vocari volumus et decrevimus per

Our archivist also informs me that when the College is being referred to
informally in Latin it is generally called “Collegium Jesu”.

I would add that our archivist, Robin Darwell-Smith, is happy to answer
any further questions you may have, an FOI request is not necessary for
enquiries of this nature.


All the best




Cait Winter
Estates Bursar
Jesus College, Turl
Street, Oxford, OX1
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