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#Cambridge #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 15 #From £5895

Arts and Humanities

Meet Greek philosophers, Viking seafarers, Tudor monarchs, Renaissance artists or World War poets – and find out how to blend history, culture and critical thinking in your search for truth
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Learning

Outline

Travel back in time and across the world to explore the symbolism of some of the most fascinating eras. Study Arts and Humanities with us and you’ll learn how to interpret resources for the best results, how to conduct research to draw well-considered conclusions and what a primary source is. Strap yourself in for an epic ride through history and the arts.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 15 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Canterbury

Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.

Greenwich

Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Reviews

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Blythe, Hong Kong

"The best thing about Fitzwilliam is the kind teachers, and the friendship I’ve built with the students here. I have also adapted to be surrounded by different people from many parts of the world and learnt a lot from the courses."

Katrina, USA

"I would love to do this course again in the future. Oxford Summer Courses is a place where you can make friends that live all over the globe. And a chance to explore Oxford, London, and enjoy all sorts of extracurricular activities."

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!

Tutors

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Alice Whitehead

BA History, University of Cambridge - Alice is a specialist in Early Modern English history. She has extensive experience in one-to-one and small group tutoring, having worked in independent education and the charity sector for several years. Her research interests focus on political culture and gender in Stuart England, she'll be undertaking an MPhil in this field at the University of Cambridge.

Clara Spielman

Clara is a supervisor at St John's College, Cambridge University on German and Jewish Literature and History. She also works as a part-time teacher of Classics at a large Secondary School in Cambridge. Clara has lived with her family in Germany, France and the US, but Cambridge has been her home for over 3 decades.

Edward Nettel

Ed is currently Head of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Old Palace of John Whitgift School in London. After completing his PhD, he spent a couple of years as a lecturer at University College Dublin in Ireland. Philosophy is his passion, and he's written on issues in the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of language. Currently, his main concern is with how to make sense of human action? That is, how are we to make sense of ourselves as free and conscious agents in the world?

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

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£5895

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

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