Study Science Explorers Oxford Summer Courses

Science Explorers
Our General Science course is designed to give you a taste of each of the key subjects that forms the basis of academic scientific study: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We take the best bits of each subject and pack them into 2 or 4 week courses designed to inspire and educate the Nobel Prize winners of tomorrow. In small group seminars we learn about the concepts that have inspired some of the world’s greatest scientific minds including Einstein, Darwin and Newton.

Courses

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 Science Explorers course below:

10-12 years

  • 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 weeks courses available
  • High quality accommodation at Wycombe Abbey
  • Around 15 students per class
  • All meals included

How much science do we rely on every day? Explore the worlds of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in this tour of exciting scientific discoveries. Launch your own rocket and learn what life might be like on Mars; examine the history of medicine and the accidental findings that help keep the world healthy; and experiment with colours and chemistry as you create your own bath bombs. Your tutor will guide you through the exciting history of some of the most important scientific discoveries, and show how scientists of the future might carry out their experiments. What kind of scientist will you be?

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  • Science Explorers- 10-12 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Staff

Beth

Dr Beth Mortimer

Beth is a third-year PhD student in the Zoology Department, University of Oxford, working in the Oxford Silk Group on spider and silkworm silks. Originally trained as a biologist at the University of Oxford, her PhD work combines physics and engineering methods with biological interpretation. She is particularly interested in answering questions about how silks are used as vibration sensors by spiders. She currently holds a Lectureship in Biological Sciences at Jesus College, Oxford. She also gained a postgraduate certificate in Education from Oxford Brookes University and loves teaching biology to a range of ages.

Cicely Marshall

Cicely currently works in Oxford University’s Department of Plant Sciences as a Visiting Researcher. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Oxford University, and a Masters’ degree in Environmental Studies at Brown University in the USA. Since 2010 Cicely has been working on tropical botanic projects in Liberia, Brazil, Brunei and Ghana. Her work focuses on rapidly surveying plant communities, plant identification, and scoring species for their global conservation and local use values. She has given tutorials to Oxford undergraduates and taught the Introduction to Botany module for Oxford Summer Courses in 2012.

Prices and Dates

Select your Age Range

Course Start Dates
Courses – 10-12s 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this 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

Course Start Dates
Courses – 13-15 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395 FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch 3 times a week
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 16-17 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course Start Dates
Courses – 18-24 24/06/2018 01/07/2018 08/07/2018 15/07/2018 22/07/2018 29/07/2018 05/08/2018 12/08/2018
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £4,395 £4,395 £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL £4,395
2 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) FULL FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford – En-suite (private bathroom) £8,350 £8,350
4 Weeks – Oxford Christ Church – En-suite (private bathroom) FULL
4 Weeks – Oxford & Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants
  • A three-course College Banquet, on Friday evening
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance