This is a list of all the accommodation available on-site at Corpus, including photographs and notes where available:
All staircase rooms except those on staircase 11 have en-suite shower and toilet facilities and ethernet sockets in them. There are no baths on any of the staircases, though there are four in the Plumber. All have central heating set on a timer, but also have thermostats which also turn off the heating when it gets too hot. In staircase 6 and the West Building, you cannot control the level of heat. A vast range of opinions were given as to noise levels in quad rooms.
Staircases 3–5 face onto Main Quad and the car park next to Christ Church. Staircase 6 looks over the small garden and the library. The rooms in Staircase 8 either face Main Quad or Gentleman-Commoners’ Quad. The rooms in Staircase 11 look at Gentleman-Commoners’ Quad or Thomas Yard.
Rooms around the main quad, including staircase 8 above the JCR:
|3||1||A||Yes||Big room; see photo|
|4||A||Yes||Big room; see photo|
|6||A||Yes||President’s Room. Not available.|
|5||A||Yes||Photo 1 and Photo 2|
|8||5||A||Yes||Organ Scholar’s; has harpsichord; above JCR so can be noisy|
|6||A||Yes||Organ Scholar’s; has harpsichord; above JCR so can be noisy|
|7||A||Yes||Photo; above JCR so can be noisy|
|8||A||Yes||Photo; has harpsichord; above JCR so can be noisy|
Rooms on the western edge of college, opposite the MBI Al-Jaber auditorium. In the college complex. Quite a number of stairs to climb to reach them, but nice views over the back of college and over Christ Church, and very large rooms. All are en-suites and none suffer any noise issues.
Rooms in the Emily Thomas Building, in the aptly-named in Thomas Yard. In the college complex. Rooms are quite large but are old, with the exception of 12–16, which are smaller but modern. Bells from Merton Chapel are extremely audible.
8 Magpie Lane
Not in the college complex, but just past the Oldham/Jackson Building. Dated rooms. Delivery lorries reverse up Magpie Lane every weekday around 6 am and are very audible. This is especially loud for those living on the ground floor. There are two bathrooms on the first and second floors; the shower pressure is pathetic on the second floor but good on the first floor. Kitchen facilities on the top floor are the best in college, but are shared by many people. The walls are also very thin, and the front doors are not on the U-key.