Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Corpus Christi College (formally, Corpus Christi College in the University of Oxford; informally abbreviated as Corpus or CCC) 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.

Corpus Christi College
Oxford
Arms: see below
LocationMerton Street
Coordinates51.750909°N 1.253702°W / 51.750909; -1.253702
Full nameThe College of the Body of Christ in the University of Oxford[1]
Established1517; 504 years ago (1517)
Named forCorpus Christi, Body of Christ
Sister collegeCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
PresidentHelen Moore[2]
Undergraduates252[3] (December 2017)
Postgraduates93[3] (December 2017)
Endowment£160.7 million (2018)[4]
Websitewww.ccc.ox.ac.uk
JCRCorpus Christi JCR
MCRCorpus Christi MCR
Boat clubCorpus Christi College Boat Club
Map
Location in Oxford city centre

The college, situated on Merton Street between Merton College and Christ Church, is one of the smallest in Oxford by student population, having around 250 undergraduates and 90 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.[5]

The college's role in the translation of the King James Bible is historically significant. The college is also noted for the pillar sundial in the main quadrangle,[6] known as the Pelican Sundial, which was erected in 1581.[7] Corpus achieved notability in more recent years by winning University Challenge on 9 May 2005 and once again on 23 February 2009, although the latter win was later disqualified.[8][9]

The Visitor of the college is ex officio the Bishop of Winchester, currently Tim Dakin.