Corpus was founded in 1517 on progressive principles to foster the new humanist learning -- a radical departure in the intellectual life of Oxford at the time -- and to train students in that learning for the benefit of all. The College remains true to that spirit. Our Fellows and postgraduates are at the forefront of today’s research and innovation, in a broad range of subjects from the physics of dark matter, the atomic structure of materials, and behavioural neuroscience, to fresh insights into Victorian literature, environmental law, or ancient Greek poetry. We pride ourselves on admitting undergraduates and graduates who demonstrate not only considerable academic ability but also enthusiasm and great promise. We aim to nurture their intellectual development in an unpretentious, inspiring, tolerant and supportive environment. Corpus is a close-knit yet outward-looking community where talented people from all backgrounds are encouraged to flourish and make a difference in the wider world.