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Address: Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JF, England
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Founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, then Bishop of Winchester, this is the...

Founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, then Bishop of Winchester, this is the smallest Oxford college with approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Founded in 1517

Founded in 1517, Corpus Christi is a close-knit and vibrant Oxford college, committed to academic excellence. Its ancient buildings are some of the most beautiful in Oxford, and... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Founded in 1517, Corpus Christi is a close-knit and vibrant Oxford college, committed to academic excellence. Its ancient buildings are some of the most beautiful in Oxford, and it enjoys an unrivalled position, overlooking gardens and meadows yet within five minutes walk of the city centre and the Bodleian Library. If in Oxford, visit once to appreciate.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent welcome from the Lodge Porter, who gave me a brief insight in to the College history, soon celebrating 500 years from founding. Well worth a visit, to see the Pelican sun dial.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

It's just something you have to see if you find yourself in this part of the world. A prestiges, history-dwelling, rope-cloak demanding, inspiring, scenic piece of British heritage for knowledge and wisdom. A leading educational place that keeps to its roots. It has a special feeling to it and there is a sense of tight brotherhood between people who have... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Though one of the smallest colleges in Oxford it is no less lovely. Worth a visit to see the old (1581) pillar style Pelican Sundial. Also a scenic overlook to Merton Field.

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

One of the best colleges in Oxford, tucked in between Christ Church, Oriel and Merton just a minute from the High Street. Also one of the smallest colleges but there is a very friendly atmosphere at Corpus. An attractive garden and a rooftop terrace that overlooks Christ Church meadow.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

My friend 'snook' me in there, that's to say it wasn't open to the public but because she got married at the Chapel we were allowed in so she could show me her special place where she married the man she loved. She was clearly happy because she re-lived many happy memories and I was just happy to see this... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Tucked away, very cute. Small. If you come around June there is a tortoise fair - worth going to! Tortoise races and face paint etc. Check the date with the college!

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Lovely pelican sundial, roof terrace with a great view. There is a great bit of cloisters before the garden. Go on a day with good weather. Small but beautiful!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Corpus is a small college, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth seeing. I was the guest of a current student and was blown away by the library (but the general public won't be allowed in there). Though with the chapel right next to the library, it's strange to hear the organ from inside!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Interresting from an architectual or historic point of view but not that inspiring or spectacular. At the Bodleian library you can't even see any of the books bar a few on display. Duck around and take a look at the house where Tolkien lived when he wrote the lord of the rings. it's about a 20 minute drive.

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