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August 30, 2015

Weekends at Oxford Summer Courses

A Saturday at Oxford Summer Courses is usually spent on a delightful day out at Blenheim Palace  – a beautiful Baroque estate in the Oxfordshire ….

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July 30, 2015

Formal Hall at Oxford Summer Courses

It is well known that one of the greater delights one can experience in Oxford is formal hall at one of the colleges. Fortunately, students ….

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December 30, 2014

The Importance of Debate

‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt’, or so goes a quote attributed to Abraham ….

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November 30, 2014

Benefits of the Tutorial System: Introduction

For these blog posts I thought I would write a series on the value of the tutorial system of teaching. Oxford and Cambridge, as I ….

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photo (c) John Cairns

June 30, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help Improve your Self-Confidence

One of the best side-effects of the tutorial system is the increase in your academic self-confidence and belief in your own intellectual ability. Being put ….

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May 30, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help you understand your subject better

The whole point of teaching is that the pupil leaves with a better understanding (or at least on the way to a better understanding) of ….

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photo (c) John Cairns

May 15, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help you defend your argument better

One of the great strengths of the tutorial system is that you are forced to defend your position. The benefit of having to present, clarify ….

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August 30, 2013

Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses

I’ve just come out of a brilliant Modern British Government tutorial here at my College (Brasenose) and It’s inspired me to write something about the ….

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