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Benefits of Arts and Humanities Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses


Do you have an insatiable curiosity for the human experience across time and cultures? Are you captivated by the power of symbols, stories, and expressions that shape our understanding of the world? If you're ready to embark on a journey that traverses history, creativity, and thought, then the Arts and Humanities Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is your gateway to exploration. Whether you're aged 13 or 15, get ready to unravel the enigma of symbolism, conduct incisive research, and uncover the heart of primary sources. Let's delve into the exhilarating world of arts and humanities and discover the countless enriching opportunities that await you in the historic cities of Oxford and Cambridge.


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Embark on a Journey Through Time and Culture

Prepare to journey across continents and epochs, as our Arts and Humanities Summer School guides you through the tapestry of human expression. Immerse yourself in the exploration of symbolism from some of the most captivating eras in history. From decoding the intricacies of ancient civilisations to understanding the cultural significance of artistic movements, you'll engage with the essence of human creativity and thought. Dive into the enigmatic world of primary sources, learning to decipher their nuances to draw insightful conclusions. It's an expedition that promises to be intellectually stimulating, culturally enlightening, and profoundly rewarding.

Interactive Learning in Intimate Groups

Learning in small, interactive groups is the heart of our Arts and Humanities Summer School experience. For ages 13-15, we ensure no more than 8 students per group, guaranteeing ample one-on-one time with your tutor. This personalised setting allows you to freely ask questions, engage in meaningful discussions, and truly absorb the content. Through interactive lessons, our experienced tutors will introduce new concepts, assign practice tasks to hone your skills, and foster group collaboration and independent research. In this close-knit environment, every student's voice is valued, fostering insightful debates and diverse perspectives.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology mirrors the personalised approach. Small seminars with a maximum of 8 students encourage active participation, critical thinking, and independent exploration. You'll undertake two independent projects, such as essays or problem sheets, which your tutor will assess in personalised 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials. These sessions provide an avenue to discuss your work, exchange feedback, and gain fresh insights from both your tutor and peers. Upon completing the course, you'll receive a certificate and a coveted letter of recommendation, a testament to your intellectual growth and accomplishments.

Embark on a Journey through Enchanting Cities

Picture a summer filled with wonder, set amidst the allure of two captivating English cities. These cities, where centuries of intellectual and artistic brilliance come to life, invite young minds aged 13-15 to explore the world of Arts and Humanities.

As you meander through the historic streets and iconic landmarks, you'll be entranced by the rich tapestry of knowledge and creativity that has flourished here for generations. Following in the footsteps of those who have shaped the world's artistic and intellectual landscape, Oxford and Cambridge offer a plethora of experiences that promise to make your summer truly unforgettable.

Oxford: A Tapestry of History and Culture

In Oxford, immerse yourself in centuries of history and culture. The city's allure extends beyond its literary connections, offering captivating field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Wander through the splendid halls of this historic palace, steeped in grandeur and rich with tales of the past.
  • Portsmouth: Explore the maritime heritage of Portsmouth, a city with a rich naval history.
  • Warwick Castle: Journey back in time as you visit Warwick Castle, a masterpiece of medieval architecture that immerses you in a bygone era.
  • Oxford Punting: Glide along the serene waters of Oxford's rivers, surrounded by the city's picturesque scenery.

Cambridge: Unveiling the Allure

Meanwhile, in the picturesque town of Cambridge, your summer unfolds with enriching excursions, each year offering fresh and unique experiences:

  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Discover the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion, an architectural gem nestled by the sea, long a muse for the creative imagination.
  • Norwich Castle: Immerse yourself in the historical treasures of Norwich Castle, where the past comes to life through captivating exhibitions.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum: Explore the Fitzwilliam Museum, home to an eclectic collection of art and antiquities that span the globe.
  • Cambridge Punting: Drift along the serene waters of the River Cam, taking in the idyllic views of Cambridge's historic colleges.

It's important to note that the specific field trips available may vary from year to year, offering you a fresh and unique experience each time. Additionally, depending on availability, students have the flexibility to choose which city they stay in, ensuring that your summer adventure is tailored to your preferences and interests. Plus, you'll have the chance to forge connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds, making your summer truly unforgettable.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I participated in the Arts and Humanities Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was a transformative experience. The intimate class setting allowed for in-depth discussions, and I learned as much from my classmates as I did from my tutor. The course ignited my passion for the arts and humanities, and I'm forever grateful for the knowledge and inspiration gained." - Emily, UK


Are you prepared to immerse yourself in the captivating world of arts and humanities? Join our Arts and Humanities Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and open the door to a realm of understanding, creativity, and cultural exploration. This is your chance to decode symbolism, conduct insightful research, and engage in interactive learning experiences that will fuel your passion for the arts and humanities. Apply now and become a part of a community of curious minds from across the globe. Let's embark on a journey through time, culture, and expression, and make this summer an extraordinary one.


Eager to embark on a journey of intellectual exploration? Apply now to Oxford Summer Courses and secure your spot in our Arts and Humanities Summer School. Don't miss the opportunity to expand your horizons, cultivate critical thinking, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of human expression. Apply here and take the first step toward unravelling the intricate fabric of history, culture, and creativity!


Disclaimer: Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school that contracts with various universities, including the University of Oxford, for the use of their facilities and accommodations. However, please note that Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school and has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.

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