Boasting a strong sense of community and a friendly atmosphere, Corpus Christi is one of Oxford’s older and smaller colleges. It prides itself on a strong tradition of openness, tolerance and fairness. Corpus Christi combines history with modernity; the college’s magnificent 16th-century library is still used by students today. With over 60,000 books, 24-hour opening, computerised catalogues and numerous PCs, it is both a convenient and beautiful place to work.
Students benefit from access to a sports field and boathouse, TV rooms, the Junior Common Room, and the beer cellar. There is also an auditorium suitable for concerts, productions, parties and lectures. Among the most active of the many clubs are the dramatic society – the Owlets – and the choir. Corpus has an impressive social calendar with a ball every other spring and a fair each June, which features the college’s famous tortoise race!
Read more on the college website.
Corpus Christi is...
…a wonderful small community.
…weekly film nights and a ton of welfare.
…the college tortoise and the beautiful gardens.
…making friends for life.
…right at the heart of the city.
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|All first years on site|
|Usually offered for all years|
|Usually offered for three years||N/A|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year||N/A|
|Some vacation storage for international students|
|Gym on site|
|Library open 24/7|
|Wi-Fi throughout college|
|Multi-faith prayer room|
|Clubs & societies activities|
|College student magazine/paper|
|Some subject societies|
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
- Classics and English
- English Language and Literature
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and English
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Materials Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.
Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.
Corpus Christi College is part of Oxford for North West.
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Access and Outreach at Corpus Christi
Outreach and Admissions Officer: Katherine Baysan
Assistant Outreach Officer: Laura Jackson
Corpus Christi College
Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF