Small is beautiful. Corpus being one of the smaller Cambridge colleges means it’s easy for members to get to know each other. Students often say our close community helped them settle quickly in the city and feel supported throughout their time here. At Corpus you’ll never be just a face in the crowd – at work or at play – thanks to the strong academic and personal support our Staff and Fellows (academics) provide. It’s one of the reasons our students do so well.
Corpus dates from 1352, making us the 6th oldest college in Cambridge. We were founded by the townspeople (rather than by a wealthy individual patron, like other Oxbridge colleges) and have embraced that democratic spirit ever since. Our Old Court is possibly the oldest complete court in Oxford or Cambridge, dating back to the earliest days of the college. So our (fully modernized) rooms have been home to students like you for over six centuries.