Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1517, it is the 12th oldest college in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £112.6M as of 2015.
The college, situated on Merton Street between Merton College and Christ Church, is one of the smallest in Oxford by student population, having around 230 undergraduates and 120 graduates. It is academic by Oxford standards, averaging in the top half of the university's informal ranking system, the Norrington Table, in recent years, and coming second in 2009–10.
The college has had for a long time a reputation as specializing and excelling in Classics, due to the emphasis placed upon this subject since its founding; to this day it takes more students to study Classics each year than any other single subject.
The college's historical significance includes its role in the translation of the King James Bible. The college is also noted for the pillar sundial in the main quadrangle, known as the Pelican Sundial, which was erected in 1581 by Charles Turnbull. Corpus achieved notability in more recent years when teams representing them won University Challenge on 9 May 2005 and once again on 23 February 2009, although the latter win was later disqualified.
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  • One of the delightful little ironies which become obvious when attempting to visit all thirty-eight of the autonomous and independent Colleges, which together constitute the world-famous University of...  more »
  • Hey there. Take it easy! I am Dietmar from Germany, wanting to be in European Unions with you! This college small but small is beauty, I say. The sundial stands proud, and is accurate for time. Great ...  more »
  • Founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, the bishop of Winchester, is one, if not the smallest colleges of Oxford. The whole of the front quad on Merton Street is original and the quad's sundial is topped by a...  more »
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  • We may be a small college, but we're a great one too. 500 years old this year!
  • Dog-eared, menial garbage -less like this pls
  • Beautiful, historic and friendly College
  • The prettiest gardens of any Oxford college. Very intimate. Free entry.
  • Best and most beautiful in Oxford. Best things come in small packages.
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