About Leckhampton

Leckhampton is a separate campus for Corpus’s graduate students. It is essentially a country house on the western outskirts of the city, rich in facilities for graduate students: sports grounds, a bar and dining room, a TV room, a library, a computer room and a swimming pool, all set around a beautiful sweeping garden. The central building in the Leckhampton campus is Leckhampton House, a fine Victorian residential building. Most students live in either the George Thomson Building (GTB), a large block next door, the new Kho Building, which was opened in 2012 or in various houses on the neighbouring streets, Cranmer Road and Selwyn Gardens. There is also a freshly renovated house for postgraduates on Barton Road. If you live out, please remember that Leckhampton is a wonderful communal campus for all of the MCR, not just residents, so make sure you make full use of it!



Daily newspapers are provided in the TV room, as well as some magazines/journals. Regular social events are arranged every term, and there are always Sunday teas, movies shown on Sunday nights, sit-down dinners on Tuesdays and themed meals on Thursdays. Leckhampton also has superb sports facilities, including two squash courts, grass and all-weather tennis courts, a (summer!) outdoor swimming pool, and a large playing field. Leckhampton fields gradute sports teams (subject to interest), which include football and cricket. 

The 'short' College History has this to say about the grounds:

"...the increase of the graduate members of the College from forty to nearly a hundred, yet more new buildings, and a considerable outlay on the purchase of houses in Selwyn Gardens and Cranmer Road mainly for conversion into flats for married research students and others. But the results have been eminently rewarding. Leckhampton has attracted graduates from many parts of the world as well as from the College itself. The George Thomson building, completed in 1964, has been widely acclaimed as one of the best Collegiate buildings to be erected since the war and its new dining-room, designed by the same architect, Philip Dowson of Ove Arup and Partners, and opened in 1969, skilfully blends the old with the new. Leckhampton has its own library and music room, where the College musical society, the Bene't Club, and others give concerts from time to time. It has its own lecture and discussion group known as the Stephen Hales Society and this and the periodic Leckhampton plays, dances and barbecues, all help to enrich and diversify College life. Moreover, its beautiful gardens have been improved, its derelict tennis court has been transformed into a rose garden and its no less derelict swimming pool, twice rehabilitated through the generosity of separate benefactors. Now gardens, croquet lawn and swimming pool are there for all members of the College to enjoy."

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