Study Leadership with Oxford Summer Courses

Leadership Summer School

We believe leading oneself successfully first is the key to leading others. The course will focus on teaching Leadership using the great classic texts by ancient mystics, saints and philosophers encapsulating the collective wisdom spanning several thousand years of human civilisation. This will allow students to understand and compare different leadership styles and the necessary competences for a successful leadership position in politics or business in the present-day world.


At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Leadership course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included
Our course for 18-24-year-olds will focus on how to reach the level of inspired leadership by delving deep into the ancient texts of the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Chanakya Niti, Tao Te Ching and Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Insights and stories from these great texts will be used to explore several key leadership themes such as developing self-awareness, clarifying personal values, handling conflict, seeing the big picture, managing emotions, building relationships, leading by serving others, fighting for a great cause, understanding the importance of story-telling, team building and finally inspiring others. Previous centuries experience and knowledge will be compared with and applied to a modern-day leadership challenges in business or politics. The fundamental element of the course will be interactive group discussions and self-reflection on various key insights carefully curated from the selected great texts.
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  • Leadership- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Our course for 16 – 17-year-olds focuses on inspiring Leadership through self-awareness and emotional intelligence. The key skills covered in this course will be goal setting, time management, relationship building, value mapping, empathy, decision making and giving feedback. All these are important building blocks for a sustainable success and efficiency in any sector. This course will allow students to analyse the complex relationships between the individual and the society. This will be very hands-on course with lots of time for introspection and interactive activities, such as debates, presentations, public speaking workshops and others.

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • High quality Oxford accommodation
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Breakfast and dinner included

We don't currently offer Leadership courses for 13-15 year olds, but you can take a look at our specialised Economics and Business course by clicking the course page below

10-12 years

  • 1,2,3 and 4 week courses available
  • High quality accommodation at Wycombe Abbey
  • Around 15 students per class
  • All meals included

We offer an Enterprise Explorers course for 10-12 year olds - take a look on our course page by clicking the button below.


Shubham Anand

Shubham Anand

Shubham Anand holds an MBA from Säid Business School, University of Oxford and was awarded the prestigious Skoll Scholarship. Shubham has extensive experience working in the education technology and social enterprise sectors. His startup won the Skoll Centre New Venture Award and the prestigious Sirius Award by UKTI, UK Government. During his MBA at Oxford, he specialised in new venture creation, business model canvas, lean startup methodology, entrepreneurial finance and design thinking. Prior to that, he has worked with Digital Study Hall, where he led the expansion of the DSH training infrastructure from 12 to 70 Govt. Teacher Training Institutes in India benefitting 14,000 government school teachers annually. He also played a key role in developing a partnership with UNICEF to provide gender equity training for school teachers aimed at empowering deprived girls in 38 rural schools in India. He has a deep personal interest in Advaita Vedanta and other world philosophies which he will draw upon extensively in teaching this course in addition to his many years of business experience.

Prices and Dates

Courses for 13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 year olds:

  • 2 week courses: £3,895
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Oxford (18-24 age group)
    • • 2nd July to 15th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 9th July to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 23rd July to 5th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 30th July to 12th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
  • 3 week credit-bearing course at Wroxton College: £5,645
    • • 2nd July to 22nd July, Wroxton College (18-24 age group)
  • 4 week courses: £7,395
    • • 25th June to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials (16-17 and 18-24 only) and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day
  • All evening meals at local restaurants (16-17 and 18-24 only)
  • A three-course college banquet on Friday evening
  • Lunch for students aged 13-15 three times a week and all evening meals (3 times a week at local restaurants)
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

Courses for 10-12 year olds:

Held at Wycombe Abbey

  • • One week: £1,495 – Starting July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • • Two weeks: £2,795 – Starting July 2nd, 9th and 16th
  • • Three weeks: £3,995 – Starting July 2nd and 9th
  • • Four weeks: £5,195 – Starting July 2nd

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including lunch
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

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