Corpus Christi College
About the college
Boasting a strong sense of community and a friendly atmosphere, Corpus Christi is one of Oxford’s older 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 with over 60,000 books, 24-hour opening, online catalogues and WiFi access, is both a convenient and beautiful place to work.
Students have access to a sports field and boathouse, entertainment rooms, a Junior Common Room (JCR), and the Beer Cellar. There is also an auditorium suitable for lectures, concerts, theatrical productions, and parties.
Among the most active of the many clubs are the dramatic society – the Owlets – the choir, and the rowing and rugby teams. Students' welfare plays a central role in daily life with a tea and biscuit break provided every afternoon, apart from Saturdays. On Saturdays a more substantial ‘welfare tea’ is provided with a selection of food and drinks, and opportunity for discussion and support.
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 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||Yes|
|Usually offered for all years||Yes|
|Usually offered for three years||Not applicable|
|Usually offered for first year and one other year||Not applicable|
|Some vacation storage for international students||Yes|
|Gym on site||Yes|
|Library open 24/7||Yes|
|Wi-Fi throughout college||Yes|
|Multi-faith prayer room||Yes|
Clubs & societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper||No|
|Some subject societies||Yes|
- 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
Senior Outreach and Admissions Officer: Emma Gregory
Assistant Outreach Officer: Anna Fiteni
+44 (0) 1865 276693
Corpus Christi College
Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF