King's College, Cambridge

Sri Aurobindo studied at King's College, Cambridge from 1890-1892. A scholar at Cambridge, one of the highest seats of learning then in England, he had passed the examination of the Classical Tripos in the first class.
King's College, Cambridge was founded by King Henry VI in 1441. It is one of the 31 constituent Colleges that make up the world renowned University of Cambridge. In the sesquicentennial birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo, King's College, Cambridge, collaborates with SAFIC.


Sri Aurobindo was admitted to St Paul’s School, London in September 1884 at the age of 12, the only school he attended in England. St Paul’s gave scholarships for Oxford and Cambridge and also conducted a preparatory class for the ICS examinations then. Sri Aurobindo studied here for five years till December 1889, when he won a scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge.
St Paul’s School collaborates with SAFIC in the sesquicentennial birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo.

Old St Paul’s School Now St Paul's Hotel

English Heritage

The first house in London, which Sri Aurobindo, with his brothers Manmohan and Binoybhushan came to live in was number 49, St Stephen's Avenue, Shepherd's Bush.To celebrate the life and work of Sri Aurobindo, to honour him in the city where he grew up, English Heritage installed a commemorative blue plaque in 2007.The vision of English Heritage is for people to experience the story of England where it really happened.English Heritage collaborates with SAFIC in the sesquicentennial birth anniversary celebration of Sri Aurobindo.

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