The Corpus Challenge is one of the key dates of the Corpus calendar, and one of the most fun days of Corpus and Oxford life. It is a yearly sporting battle between us and our sister college, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
We compete in almost all sports – hockey, football, lacrosse, netball, badminton, frisbee, rugby, rowing and many others. We even throw the field open to bar sports – pool, darts, table tennis and table football – as well as a game of FIFA. After the sport, we celebrate in the form of the Challenge Formal and a night out or bop together.
You can find out more in this vlog by Teneeka Mai.
According to the Tabs, the Challenge began in 1995 and became an annual event in 1997. Here is the full record of winnings as engraved on the Challenge Cup, which leaves the total score at 12:9 to Oxford.