The English College was a Catholic seminary in Douai, now in France (also previously spelled Douay, and in English Doway), associated with the University of Douai. It was established in about 1561, and was suppressed in 1793. It is known for a Bible translation referred to as the Douay–Rheims Bible.

John Evelyn mentions the college in his entry dated Saturday 5 November 1644 during his visit to Rome:

 …I got acquainted with several persons who had long lived at Rome. I was especially recommended to Father John, a Benedictine monk and Superior of his Order for the English College of Douay, a person of singular learning, religion, and humanity…

Saturday 5 November 1644


Unknown location.  Possibly near the University in Douai, France.

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  • Diary,
  • Wikipedia.