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Corpus Christi College

The Corpus clock or 'Chronophage', lit up at night.
Corpus Christi Clock
A reflection of the chapel at Corpus Christi from a window in New Court.
A Reflection of the Chapel in New Court
A silhouette of a bride and groom outside the Corpus Christi Chapel, a wonderful wedding venue.
Weddings at Corpus
The bride, groom and wedding guests dancing in the Pelican Bar at Corpus Christi College.
Party in the Pelican Bar
An iconic view of Corpus Chapel and New Court, a unique events venue in central Cambridge.
New Court
Tiered seating in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, an ideal venue to hire for conferences in central Cambridge.
McCrum Lecture Theatre

Corpus Christi College is located in the heart of Cambridge, on the corner of King’s Parade and where you will also find the Corpus Clock, the Chronophage. Corpus is one of the oldest and one of the smallest colleges in the city. Known for its excellence in food and warm hospitality, Corpus offers guests and visitors the opportunity to enjoy Old Court, the oldest enclosed court in Cambridge dating back to the 14th century and the magnificent 19th-century Dining Hall.

The college has a motto; ‘Old foundations. New ideas’. This ethos runs through the conference and catering departments and is shown in the food and service offered, traditional surroundings with a modern and fresh approach to food and service. Corpus can host events for up to 150, from an intimate dinner for 30 in the wood-panelled Parker Room, a wedding in Hall for 100 guests, a birthday party in the college Bar or a talk for 150 in the McCrum Lecture Theatre.

Food is very important at Corpus; ‘our philosophy is simple: source the finest ingredients at their seasonal best then create dishes to delight and exceed expectations’. Each quarter new menus are produced by the Executive Head Chef, Sebastian offering fresh and imaginative options for fine dining, buffets and lunches.

If you are thinking about planning an event or have a brief already, please call and arrange a visit. Take the opportunity to get away from your desk and computer and see Corpus for yourself and meet the team.

One glance at the chefs' menus show exactly why Corpus' reputation for excellence in food continues to grow every year. Our philosophy is simple: source the finest ingredients at their seasonal best then create dishes to delight and exceed expectations.

When booking an event, food is such an important element; clients and guests look forward to the coffee and lunch breaks during a meeting to see what treats and nibbles are on offer and want to be impressed with their lunch after taking a day out of the office. The team here at Corpus relish the opportunity to see guests leave dinner satisfied that we exceeded every expectation they had. Food is very important here, let us show you how.

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
  • Accommodation
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Meeting Room I4 is a room full of natural day light with windows overlooking Trumpington Street and St Botolph's Church. A meeting room, with notepads and pens, large paned windows flood the room with natural daylight. A traditional and bright meeting room with a boardroom table for 10 delegates. A small kitchen area suitable for making tea and coffee during refreshment breaks.
Meeting Room I4
36
-
25
18
-
Width: 8.1m
Length: 6m
A beautiful and traditional meeting room with a solid oak table set for 12 delegates. The Parker Room is a beautiful, atmospheric College room set for a small civil ceremony.
Parker Room
35
18
32
20
-
Width: 5.27m
Length: 8.3m
Ground floor, meeting room set U-shape, with notepads and pens for delegates and a television screen for presentations. Harley Mason Room, set up theatre style facing the screen for a presentation, a self contained, ground floor meeting room. The Harley Mason Room is a small meeting room in Corpus Christi College, set in U Shape with screen at the front.
Harley Mason Room
70
24
26
26
-
Width: 5.27m
Length: 11.12m
Tea and coffee station set up for a refreshment break. An event space with paned windows and two large bookcases, a great space for refreshment breaks. The Law Room can be booked as a break out space for refreshments and a networking lunch.
Law Room
30
12
14
14
-
Width: 5.81m
Length: 8.3m
Champagne glasses set for a drinks reception in the New Combination Room at Corpus Christi College. The New Combination Room (NCR) is a beautiful, wood panelled function room ideal for meetings for up to 38, boardroom style. The New Combination Room with chairs along the side, it is an ideal setting for a drinks reception. The New Combination Room is a flexible events space in Corpus Christi College.
New Combination Room
70
25
50
38
-
Width: 5.93m
Length: 12.27m
The Cambridge Room, complete with book shelves is a small break out space and served perfectly as a registration office or refreshment break area.
Cambridge Room
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4
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Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
The Parker Room is a traditional room with a fire place and wooden panelling, set for an intimate private dinner by candle light. The Parker Room has chandeliers and a fire place, a lovely setting for intimate private dining.
Parker Room
32
5.27m
8.3m
The New Combination Room has wood-panelled walls, which bear the portraits of ex-Masters of the College and is the perfect setting for private dining.
New Combination Room
50
5.93m
12.27m
The magnificent Dining Hall at Christmas with a large Christmas tree and candlelit chandeliers, a grand gala dinner setting. An aerial view of the dining hall, with an opulent chandelier and stained glass windows, it provides an expectional experience for private dining.
Dining Hall
144
8m
18.8m

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
The bright and modern tiered auditorium for up to 150 people, with a stage, large screen and lectern at the front. The McCrum auditiorium, a view from the back row looking to the stage, ideal for conferences, lectures and presentations. The McCrum Lecture theatre, a view looking from the back to the stage, a great modern space for conferences. The McCrum foyer, windows along two sides let in natural light, with a welcome desk making it the perfect location for conference registration.
The McCrum Lecture Theatre
150
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-
-
-
Width: -
Length: -
Meeting Room I4 is a room full of natural day light with windows overlooking Trumpington Street and St Botolph's Church. A meeting room, with notepads and pens, large paned windows flood the room with natural daylight. A traditional and bright meeting room with a boardroom table for 10 delegates. A small kitchen area suitable for making tea and coffee during refreshment breaks.
Meeting Room I4
36
-
25
18
-
Width: 8.1m
Length: 6m
A beautiful and traditional meeting room with a solid oak table set for 12 delegates.
Parker Room
35
18
32
20
-
Width: 5.27m
Length: 8.3m
Ground floor, meeting room set U-shape, with notepads and pens for delegates and a television screen for presentations. Harley Mason Room, set up theatre style facing the screen for a presentation, a self contained, ground floor meeting room. The Harley Mason Room is a small meeting room in Corpus Christi College, set in U Shape with screen at the front.
Harley Mason Room
70
24
26
26
-
Width: 5.27m
Length: 11.12m
Champagne glasses set for a drinks reception in the New Combination Room at Corpus Christi College. The New Combination Room (NCR) is a beautiful, wood panelled function room ideal for meetings for up to 38, boardroom style. The New Combination Room with chairs along the side, it is an ideal setting for a drinks reception. The New Combination Room is a flexible events space in Corpus Christi College.
New Combination Room
70
25
50
38
-
Width: 5.93m
Length: 12.27m

Corpus Christi College Accommodation

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Corpus offers accommodation in six locations: Images for each location can be viewed in the gallery.

Newnham House is situated a 10 minute walk from the College, on Newnham Road in a quiet garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Botolph Court is situated one minute from the main gate in a beautiful and charming enclosed c. 1500 court.

Bene't Street dates from c.1595 and the Beldam Building, built in 1997 - both are also one minute walk from the main gate of the College.

New Court, built around 1820 and designed by architect William Wilkins, overlooks the main College court.

Kwee Court is within the main College grounds, the majority of the bedrooms here offer beautiful views over King's Parade and the city skyline.

Guests have full access to the College's facilities, including the dining hall for breakfast. Each room has complimentary WiFi, a comfortable work area and is cleaned daily by the College's housekeeping staff

A traditional single bedroom with large paned windows, single bed and lounge chair, ideal accommodation for conference guests. A single en suite bedroom with bed, desk and chair, suitable for conference residents.
Single en suite Bedroom
29 Rooms
A traditional Single standard bedroom, with lounge chairs and a desk, accommodation in college offers guests a student experience.
Single Standard Bedroom
177 Rooms
Total
206 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
120
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
140
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
120
Restrictions:
The college does not allow weddings during term time but welcome all wedding parties through out the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.

Green Initiatives

  1. Coffee grounds are used by the College Gardeners
  2. Corpus was awarded the 'Community Action Award' for raising £10,000 for the NSPCC.
  3. Plastic straws are banned, the Colleges only uses 100% recyclable straws
  4. Plastic water bottles are banned; a Keep Cup scheme has been introduced in the College Bar

Did You Know?

  1. New Court was designed by William Wilkins who also designed the National Gallery in London and is buried in the College Chapel.
  2. The Chronophage or 'Corpus Clock' was designed by John Taylor, Old Member and inventor of the cordless kettle.
  3. Old Court was founded in 1352, St Bene't Church was the College chapel until 1579 when Corpus built its own.
  4. The Mulberry Tree in the Bursar's Garden was given to the College by King James 1

How To Find Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College
Cambridge
CB2 1RH

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