"Christ Church toffs"
Christ Church, as seen from Christ Church Meadow at dawn
Creative Commons AttributionChrist Church, as seen from Christ Church Meadow at dawn - Credit: Tejvan Pettinger

 Christ Church is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford. It was known originally as the House of Christ, and is still sometimes referred to as The House.

Traditionally, Christ Church has had strong links with the public schools Eton and Westminster. Of the 19 British Prime Ministers who attended Eton, 13 went to Oxford University, and of these, 9 were students at Christ Church. Altogether,  27 British Prime Ministers were educated at Oxford, and of these, 14 were students at Christ Church. (Some sources say that 26 were educated at Oxford, 13 at Christ Church).

One notable feature of Christ Church is the Great Quadrangle (sometimes known as Tom Quad). Its gatehouse is home to the bell known as Great Tom, which is rung 101 times every evening at 9.00 p.m. Buildings of architectural interest belonging to the college include Christ Church Cathedral, the Meadow Building, and Christ Church Library.

Fictional 'Christ Church toffs' include Lord Sebastian Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, and Gerald Wimsey (Viscount St. George) in Dorothy L. Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey novels.