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Benefits of Classic Civilisation Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses


Are you captivated by the allure of ancient empires, curious about the culture and politics that shaped an era of exquisite literature, poetry, and art? If you have a passion for history, a thirst for knowledge about bygone civilisations, and a love for analysing the intricacies of artistic masterpieces, then the Classical Civilisation summer school at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Transport yourself back in time to explore the captivating world of Classical Civilisation, where you'll immerse yourself in the rich heritage of ancient societies. Whether you're aged 16-24, get ready for an immersive and intellectually stimulating learning experience that will ignite your curiosity and passion for the classics. Let's unravel the enchanting benefits of joining our Classical Civilisation summer school in the historic city of Oxford.


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Explore the Treasures of Classical Civilisation

Journey through the annals of history as we delve into the world of Classical Civilisation. Our summer school is designed to unravel the mysteries behind key texts, events, and artistic masterpieces from ancient times. From analysing the epic tales of the Trojan War and discovering the cunning strategies of Odysseus to deciphering the moral codes of ancient societies and demystifying the symbolism of classic poetry, you'll gain a profound understanding of the cultural, social, and artistic landscape of ancient civilisations. Study the methods and meanings behind every brushstroke and explore the visual culture that flourished through the ages. As we unravel the historical tapestry of art and literature, you'll broaden your knowledge of the past and its profound impact on our modern world.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting creates an engaging and enriching environment. For ages 16-24, our Classical Civilisation summer school accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring quality time with your expert tutor and the freedom to ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive seminars, our experienced tutors will guide you through the rich history and art of ancient civilisations. You'll engage in lively discussions, analyse key texts, and interpret classic works of art. Small classes foster self-directed learning and critical thinking, allowing you to immerse yourself in the subject matter and develop a deep appreciation for the classics. During the course, you'll complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets, which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials provide a platform to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor, allowing you to learn new perspectives from your fellow classmates. Upon completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, recognising your achievements and newfound knowledge.

Discover the Beauty of Oxford

Immerse yourself in the enchanting city of Oxford, where history comes to life and art flourishes in every corner. Wander through cobbled streets and ancient halls, where countless scholars have walked before you. Oxford's rich academic heritage makes it the perfect backdrop for exploring the wonders of Classical Civilisation.

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.
  • Bristol: Discover the maritime heritage of Bristol, a vibrant city that has played a pivotal role in shaping British history.
  • British Museum: Delve into the rich tapestry of history and culture at the British Museum, gaining insights into the evolution of ancient civilisations and their enduring impact.

It's worth noting that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Additionally, students have the flexibility to choose their city of stay based on availability, allowing for a tailored experience that aligns perfectly with their preferences and interests. As you create lasting memories and form connections with peers from diverse backgrounds, your summer experience will become an unforgettable chapter in your artistic journey.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Classical Civilisation summer school at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was a transformative experience. The small group setting allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and I was captivated by the tales of ancient civilisations and the symbolism in classic art. The course deepened my love for history and art, and I'm grateful for the knowledge and experiences gained." - Emily, Canada


Ready to embark on a captivating journey into the world of Classical Civilisation? Join our Classical Civilisation summer school at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock a new level of understanding and appreciation for the wonders of ancient history and art. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, livelihood, and politics that influenced an era of creativity and artistic brilliance. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's delve into the enchanting realm of Classical Civilisation together and make this summer an extraordinary one!


Excited to delve into the world of Classical Civilisation? Apply now to Oxford Summer Courses and secure your spot in our summer school. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your knowledge, gain valuable insights into history and art, and explore the beauty of ancient civilisations in the heart of Oxford. Apply here and take the first step toward unravelling the mysteries of the past today!


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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Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of ancient civilisations with Oxford Summer Courses' Classical Civilisation summer school. Explore history, art, and culture in small interactive groups. Experience the charm of Oxford and engage in captivating field trips. Ignite your curiosity for the classics! Apply now and unlock the wonders of the past.

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