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Welcome to Bucksmore English Language Summer Schools

Corpus Christi College

Cambridge University

Corpus Christi College is the 6th oldest college in Cambridge University, established in 1352, and is one of the most famous and beautiful colleges in the whole university.

The ideal place for a summer school is located in the centre of Cambridge and is only a short walk from the central market square and the city centre shops, cafes and museums. Students can explore this historic city during Freestyle Periods between lessons.

Please note that Corpus Christi is undergoing renovations in summer 2018. The dining hall is unavailable for use and there will be extensive building works ongoing in First Court.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this and we will be happy to explain further.


The sixth oldest College in Cambridge University, Corpus Christi was founded by the city’s townspeople in the aftermath of the ‘Black Death’ plague. The Saxon tower of the church has been connected to the Corpus Old Court by a long gallery from the 15th century.

During the civil war, the Corpus collection was distributed whilst the Fellows were on permission of absence leaving the Corpus collection intact after the war. Numerous prominent occasions took place in Cambridge including the decoding of the double helix structure and discovering DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson in a local pub called ‘The Eagle’. In 1980 Corpus made the decision to admit women undergraduates making Corpus a mixed gender college.

The Corpus clock was unveiled by the famous Stephen Hawking which now sits in front of the Taylor library. Numerous notable alumni have attended Corpus Christi including Lord Chancellors, Members of Parliament, Bishops, Archbishop’s and authors. Thomas Cavendish, an explorer and privateer and Richard Boyle, a 1st Earl of Cork and a Lord Treasurer of the Kingdom of Ireland attended Corpus Christi in the 16th century.


Located in the centre of England, Cambridge city is made up of the 31 colleges of Cambridge University. Corpus Christi College is one of the 31 colleges and is located in the city centre. Magnificent architecture, majestic college buildings, quaint passages and historic market places forms this beautifully unique city.

Set 50 miles north of London, the River Cam runs through Cambridge where industries such as software, bioscience and many start-up companies have originated from the university.


The accommodation at Corpus Christi College consists of both single and twin bedrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks, and all bathrooms are shared. There is a College laundry room onsite and is free of charge. There is a porters’ lodge that is manned 24 hours along with an auditorium, a social room and a sports field.

Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick airports.


In addition to the Bucksmore’s residential centre management team and counsellors that provide pastoral care and support to students, there are also friendly and welcoming Corpus Christi College staff available 24 hours a day.

At a Glance
Location: Cambridge city centre
Bedrooms: Single and twin bedrooms
Bathrooms: Shared
Internet: Wi-Fi available throughout the college and private computer rooms
Student ages: 16-18
Courses since: 2010