Corpus Christi College 
Quincentenary Ball

24th June 2017


Corpus Christi College would like to invite you to celebrate its 500th anniversary in style. For one evening only we will host an array of entertainment and  excitement like never before.

Corpus Christi Ball Committee is proud to present, Menagerie: a Quintessential Quincentenary.



Announcing Eliza and the Bear, headlining Corpus Ball 2017






The Quincentenary Ball will bring you a host of musical delights with a range of styles to suit all. Keep your eyes peeled for our featured artists to be announced!

Founded in 2011 this Ceilidh Band are a firm favourite at Student Events throughout the year. Their wide-ranging folk repertoire will have you up on your feet and dancing the night away. So polish your shoes, grab a partner and get practising!

Pangolin is a 7-strong band based in Oxford, UK. Formed in early 2016, it aims to explore and exploit the natural overlaps between funk, jazz, soul and hiphop, developing original works that juxtapose virtuosic vocal lines and florid instrumental solos with searing spoken word and finger-tight grooves. The group draws its influences from a wide range of artists, such as J Dilla, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, GoGo Penguin, Vulfpeck, and Radiohead, backed up with the rich tradition of centuries of classical music in which many of the band members first sharpened their creative teeth.



The Donut Kings is one of Oxford University’s most active and exciting big bands, charming audiences across Oxford since 2001. With entertainment value and musical excellence at its heart, the band has consistently delivered engaging performances for over fifteen years.

Year after year, the band has maintained a great playing standard, attracting top jazz musicians from across the University. Playing at balls and private functions, recording albums, and tours on foreign shores have made ‘The Donut Kings’ a household name of the Oxford jazz scene.

  The Oxford Belles are Oxford University’s original all-female a cappella group! Established in 1995 to combat Oxford’s male dominated music scene, the Belles are known for their sassy attitude and kickass arrangements of girl power anthems.  Over the past year, they’ve performed around the UK for balls, parties, and events. Some of their highlights include singing for BBC Sports Relief in the Olympic Park, featuring on BBC South News for world music day, and recording a new EP which will be released soon!


Formed from the ashes of The Dr Teeth Big Band, the wildly swinging, stonkingly soulful and massively funky Steve Steinhaus Swing Band bring you a night of the finest, vintage dance and party tunes. Featuring Chicago’s own Steve Steinhaus on vocals, Jay “The Bagpuize” Riley on sax, Elliott “Don’t Call Me Wayne” Rooney on keys and vocals, Tom Yeoman on drums and Benny “The Bullfrog” Benson on bass.








Information about wristband collection

  • All those attending the Ball MUST pick up their wristbands prior to the event. Guests must collect their own tickets and need to show valid ID.

  • Wristband collection will be held at the following times in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College (see map):

    • Friday 23 rd June 11-4pm

    • Saturday 24 th June 10-3pm

  • If your guest does not arrive in time for these ticket collections then there will be collection on the door prior to entry. (Please register for ticket collection on the door by emailing

  • Please ensure you bring both bod cards and ID. Without a valid ID you will not be allowed to collect your ticket and will be refused entry to the ball. You must also show a copy of your confirmation email from when you bought your ticket.



our sponsors




With many thanks to Kraken Design for the wonderful Corpus 500 images used on our website and social media pages.

We are delighted to announce one of our sponsors RJCC Events – Private Party Planners and Event Organisers. They will also be providing our marquees, sound, lighting and technical production!

RJCC Events provide total event production solutions for a variety of events from private parties and university balls to festivals, conferences and weddings. Based in Oxford they travel all over the UK with their in house stock of marquees, DJ’s, lighting and sound for a start to finish event service from under one roof.

With many thanks to Lara Arnott Photography


Girl Meets Dress is a company designed to help you find your perfect dress, with a stylist who can advise you and a range of designer dresses for only a fraction of the retail value.

For all Corpus Ball ticket holders Girl Meets Dress is offering a 20% discount off their dresses. With the opportunity to try on three different dresses this is the perfect chance to find your favourite outfit! Rental periods are 2 or 7 days.

If you’re a ticket holder just send us a message to get our unique discount code.


We are pleased to announce that Shepherd and Woodward & Walters of Oxford are our preferred suppliers of men’s white tie.

Full set of white tie – £69.99 (£20 discount)

It is best to book far in advance as they are anticipating huge demand.



Our committee

To get in contact just click the images!

Miriam Lee

Secretary and Entertainment

Molly Willett


Peter Woodcock


Ellie Backhouse


Josh Blunsden

Health and Safety

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Sammy Breen


Patrik Gerber


Thomas Munro


Emile Roberts


Martha Wallace



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