Originally founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield, a chaplain in the household of Queen Philippa, the Queen's College combines superb historic buildings with up-to-date facilities. The college's community is a very cosmopolitan one, drawn from every part of the United Kingdom, the European Union and the wider world. Queen's offers a Hardship Fund to provide support for students in financial difficulties and also grants to support foreign travel for academic purposes.