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Corpus Christi College

0.4km
Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RH • (01223) 338000
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Corpus Christi College is one of the ancient colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1352 by the Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It bears the distinction of being the only Oxbridge College founded by the townspeople.

Unusually, Corpus was formed by townspeople, members of two Cambridge guilds – the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, primarily to train priests. The College was founded in the aftermath of the Black Death, which ravaged Europe and killed many clergy.

In 1822 work began on new buildings for Corpus. The chosen architect William Wilkins, also responsible for the National Gallery, cited New Court as his favourite building, and requested to be buried there. Work was completed in 1827, sadly at the expense of the old chapel.

Features:

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Opening hours are subject to examinations and holidays and you should check the college website before planning your visit. Admission charge.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the west of the city centre close to the junction of Trumpington Street and Silver Street.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

Corpus Christi College, CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RH • (01223) 338000

Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022

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