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Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi is one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge. It was established in 1352 and is situated in the medieval heart of the city. The ultra-modern and venerable sit side by side in the Corpus. The college has a library, which is well equipped with an ample array of books, journals, periodicals and magazines.

The Parker Library has the most precious collections of early Anglo-Saxon and English manuscripts in the world while on the other side of the college site has student centre, state-of-the-art undergraduate library. The college has in close proximity with faculty building, university and resources.

At Corpus, students shall find themselves part of an intellectual community that is both supportive and stimulating. Students at Corpus Christi College come from a diverse rage of educational and social backgrounds. The college has a reputation for being cosmopolitan and unpretentious. The college is committed to offering an atmosphere where each can achieve their potential and where success and hard work is highly valued.

The college not only provides the necessary academic resources such as computing facilities, well-stocked libraries and excellent teaching but also financial and pastoral support when required. Corpus Christi College has well supported and lively social, cultural and sporting life that incorporate a dynamic music scene, the Corpus playroom, regular productions at student-run studio theatre and flourishing chapel choir. The sports and boathouse facilities are also in close proximity with the college.

The college equips undergraduate students with accommodation facilities minimum first three years in single-occupancy rooms. This accommodation is close to the main college buildings. The Beldam Building also has some en suite rooms available to students.

The college is keen to hear from applicants who have interest in their subject and the potential to pursue it at Cambridge. In case students are not able to attend one of the open days, then they are advised to contact the Admission Office to arrange a visit. They can enquire the Admissions Administrator who is accountable to answer the questions. The college has a very dedicated and small team of undergraduates supporting the admissions and access activities. The team may provide student view of life at Corpus.

If students' school/college would like Corpus to talk teachers and prospective applicants, then the Admissions Tutor or Liaison Officer may arrange a visit. The list of Directors of Studies is given below.

Directors of Studies:

  • Archaeology & Anthropology: Professor W McGrew
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic: Dr E Boyle
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies: Dr B Kushner
  • Classics: Dr C Kelly
  • Chemical Engineering: Dr S Rough
  • Computer Science: Dr D Greaves
  • Engineering: Dr K Seffen
  • Economics: Dr P Kattuman
  • English: Ms S Cain
  • History: Dr S Kapila
  • Geography: Dr P Howell
  • History of Art: Dr D Oldfield
  • Law: Dr N E Simmonds
  • Manufacturing Engineering: Dr R McMahon
  • Linguistics: Dr T Biberauer
  • Mathematics: Dr C Brookes
  • Medicine Professor: C J Howe
  • Music: Dr R F Davis
  • Natural Sciences: Dr P Beattie (Physical), Professor A Smith (Biological)
  • Politics, Psychology & Sociology: Dr J Foster
  • Philosophy: Dr J Warren
  • Theology & Religious Studies: Dr J Aitken†


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