Physwick or Fishwick Hostel is a former constituent of The University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1393 in the bequeathed Trinity Lane house of William Fiswick as part of Gonville Hall (later Gonville and Caius College). Physwick was far more populous than the main college Caius although it did not breed distinguished theologians, bishops and dignitaries.
In 1467 Gonville Hall also acquired St Margaret's Hostel and then in 1481 rebuilt the two as a single, substantial complex with hall and gate tower.
In 1546 Physwick and St Margaret's were merged into the new Trinity College by Henry VIII along with Michaelhouse College, King’s Hall and five other hostels: Gregory’s, Ovyng’s, Catherine’s, Garratt, and Tyler’s.
Principals of Physwick Hostel