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Young adults aged 18-24 in Worcester on July 21, 2023

Benefits of English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses


Have you ever been captivated by the power of words and the stories they tell? Do you find joy in exploring the depths of literary masterpieces and interpreting the profound messages they convey? If you have a passion for literature and a desire to explore the fascinating realm of English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, then the English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you're aged 16 or 24, get ready for an eye-opening and intellectually stimulating learning experience that will ignite your love for literature. Let's embark on a journey that will deepen your understanding of literary classics and contemporary works alike.


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Explore the Wonders of Literature

Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating world of literature! Our English Literature Summer School is designed to take you on a voyage through the ages, from the romantic poets of yesteryear to the contemporary writers of today. Together, we will demystify the works of influential writers such as William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Ali Smith, exploring their diverse styles and literary contexts. Through interactive seminars in small groups, led by expert tutors fostering self-directed learning and critical thinking, you will develop a keen understanding of the symbolic meanings and messages embedded within these literary treasures.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in small, interactive groups creates an engaging and enriching environment for literary exploration. For ages 16-24, our English Literature Summer School accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring personalised attention and the freedom to express your thoughts and ideas. As you progress through the course, you will complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets. Your expert tutor will then provide detailed evaluations during 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials, offering a valuable opportunity to discuss your work, receive feedback, and learn from your peers' perspectives. Upon completion of the course, you'll be awarded a certificate and receive a letter of recommendation from your tutor, recognising your achievements and literary growth.

Uncover the Beauty of Enchanting Cities

Imagine spending your summer in two of England's most enchanting cities, where literary history intertwines with intellectual curiosity. As you stroll through the historic streets and iconic landmarks, you'll be captivated by the literary legacy that has thrived in these cities for centuries. Tracing the footsteps of literary giants and immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, these locations offer a plethora of experiences that will make your summer truly unforgettable.

Exploring Oxford's Rich History

In Oxford, you'll have the opportunity to delve into centuries of history and culture. The city's charm lies not only in its literary connections but also in its captivating field trips, which can vary each year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Wander through the splendid halls of this historic palace, steeped in grandeur and rich in history.
  • Bristol: Explore the vibrant city of Bristol, known for its artistic and cultural scene, which has inspired countless writers and artists.
  • Warwick Castle: Step back in time and immerse yourself in the medieval world as you visit Warwick Castle, an architectural masterpiece.

Discovering Cambridge's Allure

Meanwhile, in the picturesque town of Cambridge, you'll find your summer enriched with captivating excursions, which can also vary:

  • Birmingham Thinktank: Dive into the world of science and innovation at the Birmingham Thinktank, a hub of knowledge and discovery.
  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Visit the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion, an architectural gem by the sea that has long captured the imagination of visitors.
  • Norwich Castle: Explore the historical treasures of Norwich Castle, where the past comes to life through its fascinating exhibitions.

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 attended the English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an incredible experience. The small group setting allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and I learned so much from my classmates during our lively discussions. The course deepened my appreciation for literature, and I'm grateful for the knowledge and insights gained." - Emily, UK


Ready to embark on a captivating journey into the world of literature? Join our English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock a new level of understanding and appreciation for the power of words. It's an opportunity to explore the works of renowned authors, analyse their profound meanings, and develop your creative expertise in the realm of literature. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's dive into the exciting world of English Literature together and make this summer an extraordinary one!


Excited to delve into the world of literature? Apply now to Oxford Summer Courses and secure your spot in our English Literature Summer School. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your knowledge, refine your analytical skills, and immerse yourself in the beauty of language and storytelling. Apply here and take the first step towards unravelling the wonders of literature!


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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Explore the world of English literature at Oxford Summer Courses. Immerse in classics to contemporary works, interactive small groups, and iconic Oxford and Cambridge settings. Ignite your literary passion! Apply now.

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