Venue: Practical Information on Accommodation and Travel

   

Corpus Christi College was founded in 1517 as a centre for new learning in the University of Oxford. Over five centuries its fellows and students have striven to advance their understanding and to think in new ways. Today Corpus remains a close-knit, humane, and welcoming college, committed to the pursuit of academic excellence.

Its ancient buildings are some of the most beautiful in Oxford, and it enjoys an unrivalled position, overlooking gardens and meadows yet within five minutes walk of the city centre and the Bodleian Library.

The College is smaller than most, having 240 undergraduates and 115 graduate students. The staff includes 40 academic Fellows, all of them distinguished teachers and researchers in their fields. The remarkable sixteenth-century library, with its early furnishings and beautiful plaster-work, is fully equipped with modern networking facilities and contains 80,000 books and 80 runs of journals.

Up-to-date accommodation, including internet access in every room, is provided for all undergraduates and for most postgraduates. The College also possesses excellent facilities for sport, music and drama.

Corpus is proud of its reputation for sustaining academic excellence in a pleasant and tolerant atmosphere, and we aim to attract the most talented and committed students, irrespective of origin or background.

 
   
   

Accommodation

Check In

Accommodation for this event is within the Oldham building with a very small number in main college site.

Rooms will be available after 14:00 for check in and check out is 09:30. The Lodge can hold onto bags before and after check in/out if required, and we can also allocate a small storage room if necessary for luggage on check in and check out days.

Accommodation Facilities

Accommodation comprises of single standard bedrooms or single en-suite bedrooms. We also have a small number of twin rooms available. If you require a twin room, please contact louise.smith@hg3.co.uk.

En-suite Bedrooms:

The en-suite accommodation is used by students during term-time and is pleasant, simple and clean. The College does not operate in the same way as a hotel, but they can promise to provide you with stunning architecture steeped in history, atmosphere, and friendly service.


You will be provided with a towel and soap. Bedrooms will be routinely cleaned by the Housekeeping staff. They offer tea- and coffee-making facilities in kitchens that are located close to each bed room.

Internet: Each bedroom in College has an internet point.

Standard Bedrooms:

The standard accommodation is pleasant, simple and clean.

Each bedroom has a wash basin and you will be provided with a towel and soap. Bathrooms are shared. Your bedroom will be routinely cleaned by the Housekeeping staff. They offer tea- and coffee making facilities in kitchens that are located close to each bedroom.

Internet: Each bedroom in College has an internet point.

Please note all of the buildings onsite are non-smoking, including all bedrooms.


Travel Information

Corpus Cristi College is located in Oxford's pedestrian-friendly city center (see Google map)

Travelling by Air

From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports: Take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. From the ‘High Street’ or 'Queens Lane’ bus stops it is only a 5-8 minute walk to Corpus. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading.

London Stansted airport: Take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford. Alternatively there is a National Express 757 coach service.


Trains

Direct services run from London Paddington (serving Oxford station) and London Marylebone (serving Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations). Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading.

Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford. 

For more information regarding travel by train, please visit National Rail.


Coaches

There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube.

For information on coaches from other major cities and airports, please contact National Express.

The central coach station is at Gloucester Green in the city centre.


Parking in Oxford

Many Oxford streets are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited and Corpus Christi College does not have on-site parking.

Please see the closest car park to Corpus Christi College below:

There are a limited number of on-street metre parking located on Oriel Square, Kind Edward Street and Merton Street: https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/street-parking

Park and Ride

Visitors are encouraged to use the five Park and Ride bus services. There are five Park and Ride sites which serve Oxford City Centre.

Oxford Parkway (north). For satnav use OX2 8HA. Take the 500 bus to and from the city centre.
Pear Tree (north). For satnav use OX2 8JD. Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.
Redbridge (south). For satnav use OX1 4XG. Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.
Thornhill (east). For satnav use OX3 8DP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.
Seacourt (west). For satnav use OX2 0HP. Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

Please note that Thornhill and Seacourt are often full, particularly on University Open Days. We recommend that drivers coming from the east (including London), the south and the west use the Redbridge Park and Ride, while drivers arriving from the north can choose between Pear Tree and Oxford Parkway.

If you would prefer to drive into Oxford and park, the nearest carparks are at the Westgate Shopping Centre, St Clements Surface Car Park and Gloucester Green: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/directory/8/car_parks_in_oxford/category/53/categoryInfo/10

Taxis

There are taxi ranks at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles' in the city centre.

Please see a list of taxi numbers below:

Oxford Cars (Oxford Taxi): 01865 406070
a2b Oxford Taxi: 01865 477477
Oxford Travel: 01865 377720