Corpus Christi College Oxford

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The College currently spends some £70,000 a year to support to the scheme operating across Oxford University to subsidise the tuition fees of undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds and provide non-refundable bursaries to meet their living costs. Consequently, the students who find it most difficult to pursue their ambitions these days are those who want to read for postgraduate degrees, especially within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The College is aiming to endow four such studentships at a cost of £330,000 each. Thanks to our supporters we have been successful in creating two new graduate scholarships, one in Economics and the other in Social Policy.



Until the late 1970s, the College was closed to women students. Over the past 35 years the gender balance has reached a point where it reflects society as a whole. The exception has been in the area of Physical Sciences.  Corpus would like to integrate a programme designed to attract female candidates to science subjects at the College and to encourage female school students more generally to consider applying to university to study the Physical Sciences. The College already undertakes outreach work in schools in the North West, with a particular focus on the sciences. To develop this new package of activities over a period of three years would require £118,000 of additional funding.



Among our student body we have very able students with extra-curricular interests across the musical spectrum. This pool of talent not only supplies the choir - an integral part of College life both in Chapel and at gaudies and other events - but has also produced an impressive string orchestra and a number of gifted soloists, both classical and popular. Making music brings some of the ablest students across all disciplines together and a College that takes music seriously is more likely to attract some of the most intellectually gifted students. To encourage this talent and to promote wider participation in all forms of music among the student-body, Corpus aims to appoint a part-time Director of College Music. To fund this position over an initial five-year period, we are seeking to raise £100,000.



College sport and rowing in particular, helps to create a strong cohesive community. Our rowers range from those with little or no experience to those who are pushing for University honours – all find a place to develop their skills and ability. Moreover our more accomplished sportsmen and women have the opportunity of sharing their success with others through the coaching of novice members of the club.  Corpus has ambitious plans to refurbish its boathouse to provide modern training facilities. The cost of refurbishment is estimated at £250,000












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