Front gates of Corpushttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/2073838424_5be1e8db98_b-2xdctqukfvlecl4qwdm87e.jpg
The College is situated on Trumpington street, in the heart of medieval Cambridge. The view through the open gates towards the chapel in New Corpus is one of the most famous and photographed scenes in Cambridge. Photo credit: Nick Stenning
New Court was designed by the English architect William Wilkins in the 1820s, and is home to the chapel, the Parker library and the Hall. The Master's residence, as well as many student rooms and Fellow's offices can also be found here.
The Chapel is the focus of musical and spiritual life in the College, and is open to all members and visitors regardless of faith.
The Master's Lodgehttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/masterplaying-2xdde710k4hp8tiomptxje.jpg
The Master is the head of the College and, as well as having executive responsibilities, chairs the Governing Body. The current Master and his wife (Stuart and Sibella Laing) live in the lodge and regularly invite members of the College community for concerts, dinners and garden parties.
The Master's garden lies behind the Master's lodge, adjacent to Botolph lane. It is the setting for numerous receptions, parties and outdoor plays, and is the favourite haunt of Jack, the Master's dog.
The Parker libraryhttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/7189625722_59f6ddd88e_k-2xdcysabid9bemzn38l1qi.jpg
The famous Parker library is located in New Court, and holds one of the world's great collections of Anglo Saxon manuscripts, attracting scholars from around the world. Photo Credit: Dean Krafft
The Dining Hall is used for informal and formal meals. Cafeteria service is available each day at lunch and dinner for staff, students and Fellows. Formal dining, like this meal after the Corpus sports challenge, happens several nights a week.
The Ancient Hornhttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/horn_col3-2xddarw3xe55pa0b5sncp6.jpg
Corpus retains much of its medieval silver, including this rare Saxon drinking horn, gifted to the College at its foundation. The horn comes from an Auroch, an extinct animal. It is still used at College dinners, and every Corpus student gets a chance to drink from it during their degree.
The Old Combination Roomhttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/OCR-2xdczp2x4qdgrat6mbu6mi.jpg
The Old Combination Room sits just behind the Hall, and is used by Fellows to gather before and after dinner, or by students and guests for receptions.
Old Courthttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/Old Court 2-2xby5me3c1pvqidvia1ki2.jpg
Immediately off of New Court is Old Court - dating from the foundation of the College and believed to be the oldest surviving court in Oxbridge. Students have lived and studied in these rooms for over 650 years.
The Junior Common Room (JCR)http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/JCR bar-2xby4c5hodkl0np1ri09vu.jpg
The JCR is the undergraduate student area at Corpus, and is located off of Kwee Court. There is a TV room, bar, lounge and common area where students run 'slacks' (slang for parties) during term time.
Built in 2008 the modern Taylor library has 24 hours access for students and a wide range of books, DVDs and online materials. It lies just off of Kwee court, facing Trumpington street.
The Beldam building and the McCrum lecture theatrehttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/mccrum lecture theatre 2-2xby3625sd0i0emzqb2m8a.jpg
Across Bene't street and behind the Eagle pub, the College has a large modern undergraduate residence building. The building also houses the McCrum lecture theatre, widely used for talks, music events and film evenings.
Botolph Courthttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/Boltolph Court 2-2xby5eq6077e7jup0frklm.jpg
Just across Botolph street is Botolph Court, one of our four underdergraduate hostels. Botolph dates back to the 15th century and houses some 30 students.
The Leckhampton sports fieldshttp://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/old/bfi_thumb/Leckhampton sports-2xby3f8d7px8vy4mujkhe2.jpg
Leckhampton is also home to the College's playing fields. We have cricket and football pitches, a gym, squash court, grass and clay tennis courts and an outdoor pool. In this photo the cricket pavillion, gyms and the modern Kho graduate residence can be seen.
Leckhampton is the centre of Corpus’ graduate life. It consists of eight acres of beautiful gardens around Leckhampton House, a fine Victorian residence, and the more modern George Thompson and Koh buildings.
A Tour of Corpus
This gallery of images give a quick tour of the main buildings and areas in Corpus.