Come with us on an academic journey as we learn the most interesting parts of History, Philosophy and Geography. We’ll inspire and ignite your passion for these subjects over a 2 or 4 week course. Led by an expert tutor you’ll learn through small group seminars (no more than 8 students per class) whilst we get to grips with the philosophical concepts that have influenced History and their impact on development of the modern world.
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Match your passion to your academic pursuit. Find a course that makes you never want to stop learning.
Develop your knowledge of arts & humanities through personalised learning and small group study
At Oxford Summer Courses, we use small group seminars and practical workshops, encouraging you to collaborate and interact, ensuring your academic knowledge can be applied in the real world.
We’ll help you develop your essay writing technique and teach your to think critically and debate as we cover a broad range of topics, from the interaction between cultures and countries and the effect of ideas such as the renaissance on the structure of society and the politics and institutions that have helped to form the modern world.
Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study
Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the most respected educational establishments in the UK.
As current and past alumni of top universities in the world they’re highly specialised and passionate about their subject you’ll develop your academic career through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.
Max Long is a graduate student at Cambridge University, where he is studying for an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature. His interests lie in technology, the environment and the role of emotion in the process of artistic creation. His dissertation will explore the work of Anna Kavan and Patrick Hamilton, although next year he will begin a PhD in the early history of natural history filmmaking. Max’s work is strongly interdisciplinary; he graduated with a First Class in History from Oxford, and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, before spending two months learning German at Middlebury College, Vermont, as a Kathryn Davis Peace Fellow. He has also cycled the Iron Curtain Trail in Germany, and tutored students at a Prison in New Jersey.
Sarah Bridge is a masters student in Medieval Studies at St Cross College Oxford. She is currently researching the interaction between different cultures and languages in England in the centuries following the Norman Conquest. In 2017, she gained a first class honours degree from Somerville College, Oxford in Classics and French. She previously taught English at a school in Nantes, France
Miles Kempton recently graduated with an MSc (with Distinction) in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Balliol College, University of Oxford. Previously, he studied History at Royal Holloway, University of London where he received numerous academic awards and graduated top of the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty. Miles’s principal interests lie in the history of the life sciences and the impact of Darwinism in Britain. He has given papers on a variety of topics, from the history of animal behavioural science in the nineteenth century to contemporary debates in animal ethics. In addition, Miles has just returned from seven months teaching English on the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion.
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