Candlemas, the guild and the college

Today is Candlemas which serves as the secondary feast-day of Corpus Christi College. The primary feast-day is of course Corpus Christi, generally in June. The Candlemas connection comes about because the college was founded in 1352 by a united guild of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary... Continue Reading →

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Roland Penrose Mural

A guest post by Dr Lucy Hughes, the College's Modern Archivist: At a time when Tate Britain is running an exhibition on Picasso and Modern British Art (until July 15), it is interesting to be reminded that a piece of work by one of Britain’s foremost surrealists, Sir Roland Penrose, survives as a mural in... Continue Reading →

Donation of Letters from Eric Cooper (m. 1933)

Dr Lucy Hughes, the College's Modern Archivist writes: The Modern Archive recently received an exciting donation of personal correspondence which casts light on the day-to-day life of a Corpus undergraduate in the 1930s. The letters by Eric Cooper (written on letterheaded College notepaper and in envelopes bearing the College crest) came with some photographs and... Continue Reading →

First impressions of the Modern Archives

This is a guest post by Lucy Hughes, the College's new Modern Archivist. My first two months as Modern Archivist at Corpus Christi have been very enjoyable. Learning about the College’s traditions, its possessions and – most of all – its people has been fascinating, and I look forward to learning more. Getting to know... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Lucy!

A month before Robin Myers retired from her post as the Modern Archivist, Lucy Hughes joined the College as her replacement.  She will also be responsible for managing the College records. Lucy read English at Downing College, then did an MPhil at Darwin, and a PhD at Queen Mary College, University of  London in Medieval... Continue Reading →

Robin retires

  Last week we marked the retirement of Robin Myers, the College's Modern Archivist. Robin has been at Corpus for 14 years and has been responsible for looking after the College's Archives from 1900 to the present, dealing with an ever-growing stream of material, mostly documents, but also the odd oar, pewter tankard, wooden spoon... Continue Reading →

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