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Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Cambridge summer school at Oxford Summer Courses, designed for 16-17 years old students, provides tutorials and is priced from £6,395.
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Learning

Outline

Neuroscience Cambridge summer school at Oxford Summer Courses for ages 16-17 years. Study Neuroscience with Oxford Summer Courses. Leave no cell unturned in your quest for discovery. Find out everything there is to know about the brain’s chemistry, functioning, and the way it dictates how we think, feel, and act on our fascinating Neuroscience course. Learn about the brain’s fundamental structure along with more specific functions such as the nervous system, behaviour, circuits and systems, sensory functions, cognition, and development from both a logical and emotional viewpoint. Learn where learning comes from. Explore how the human brain works and explore why (despite vast scientific progress) we’re still nowhere near tapping its full potential. Set and reflect on ambitious goals with our support, engage in tutorial Q&A sessions, participate in an academic skills masterclass for critical thinking development, explore future career pathways through expert speakers, and can visit different Cambridge colleges for a comprehensive Cambridge summer school experience.

Teaching methodology

Learn the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The Summer Courses experience

Moving to the 16-17 age group, academic pursuits deepen with seminars, tutorials, and independent study sessions. Goal-setting and reflection sessions remain integral, offering a personalised approach to academic and personal growth. College visits provide valuable insights into higher education options, enriching the overall Cambridge summer school experience.

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Cambridge Summer School Accommodation

Sidney Sussex College

Sidney Sussex College

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.

Canterbury

Visiting Canterbury is a journey back in time to the heart of medieval England. The charming city boasts a rich history and stunning architecture, including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, which has been a place of worship for over 1,400 years. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the world of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and even try on clothing from the era for a truly authentic experience.

Greenwich

Greenwich is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, science, or exploration. The Royal Observatory offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of space, time, and navigation, while the Cutty Sark provides a unique opportunity to step aboard a historic tea clipper from the 19th century. At the National Maritime Museum, visitors can uncover stories about how the modern world was shaped by centuries of seafaring exploration.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

Portsmouth

Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Review

Shayhana, Saudi Arabia

"What I liked about my tutor was how important it was, to her, to get to know me first and my personality, learn about what I liked most about Neuroscience, and find out what I'm curious about. She made sure to relate the information she taught me to real life which is really nice."

Stay in the City of Cambridge

In the 16-17 age group, the experience is enhanced with evening socials and diverse activities, fostering opportunities for socialising and personal growth. Excursions become full-day trips, enabling students to explore the city and its surroundings more thoroughly. Free time is incorporated, providing flexibility to organise activities with new friends.

When you apply to participate in a Cambridge summer school with Oxford Summer Courses, your accommodation assignment will be based on your chosen room type and age group. Each venue, including Fitzwilliam College, Sidney Sussex College and Corpus Christi College, offers distinctive features. Please note that you won't have the option to select your preferred Cambridge college; it will be assigned based on room availability and your age group.

For our 13-15 Cambridge age group, full-board accommodations include breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided by the college, with packed lunches on excursion days and potential unique dining experiences. The 16-17 and 18-24 Cambridge age groups have half-board arrangements, offering breakfast and dinner, with dinner featuring a mix of college and local restaurant meals. Lunch is not provided, but on-course staff will offer suggestions for individual purchase.

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Tutors

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Jörn Q

PhD Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge - Alex is a PhD candidate at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. His main research focus is to understand how our memory systems work. In the US (UC Davis) and in Germany, he worked on the effect of acute stress on memory. For his doctoral research, Alex is investigating how prior knowledge in form of schemata influences the acquisition of new information using immersive virtual reality.

Dorian M

PhD Cognition and Brain Science, University of Cambridge - Dorian has a variety of teaching and professional experience including as a counsellor (Lifeline Australia), platoon commander (Australian Army), and residential care worker (Unisson Disability). His research focuses on the neural origins of intelligent behaviour. “How do honey bees solve an abstract conceptual problem?”, “How can brains solve complex problems with simple network functionality”, and “What brain mechanisms are involved in decision-making when humans are uncertain”.

Dr Luca P

PhD, University of Cambridge - Dr Luca Passamonti is a Behavioural Neurologist who has trained at the interface between Neurology & Psychiatry, using methods from the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. His ultimate career aims are to study the brain mechanisms that are responsible for cognitive and emotional problems in a broad range of neuro-psychiatric disorders. For instance, he considers the neural underpinnings of personality traits like impulsivity and its role in neurodegenerative disorders (i.e., the fronto-temporal lobar degeneration - FTLD - spectrum). Improving our knowledge of the neurological roots of personality is not only of interest theoretically but has also the potential to lead to new approaches to assess and treat complex neuro-psychiatric diseases. Dr Passamonti has over 12 years of research and clinical experience in cognitive neuroscience and considerable expertise in advanced techniques commonly used in experimental as well as clinical neurology and psychiatry.

Timetable

Discover our sample timetable for learners aged 16-17 and experience the immersive learning of Oxford Summer Courses. Our small group tutorials and seminars, led by expert tutors, will help prepare you for future academic pursuits and professional careers while considering the experience you already have in your chosen subject. With a dynamic social and cultural programme, you'll get valuable insights of what it's like to study at Cambridge and create unforgettable memories.

Timetable

Dates & Prices

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

full

£6395

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Premium (en-suite room)

full

£7495

6 Jul 2025 - 19 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

6 Jul 2025 - 19 Jul 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

13 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

13 Jul 2025 - 26 Jul 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

20 Jul 2025 - 2 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

20 Jul 2025 - 2 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

27 Jul 2025 - 9 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

27 Jul 2025 - 9 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

3 Aug 2025 - 16 Aug 2025

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

3 Aug 2025 - 16 Aug 2025

Premium (en-suite room)

available

£7495

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