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Day & weekend events

Day schools and weekend events are one and two day classes in a single topic. They are designed to bring you the most up-to-date thinking on a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to technology.

Courses are taught by lecturers and speakers who are noted authorities in their field of research. Many courses are offered in conjunction with national organisations such as the National Trust, the Society for Medieval Architecture or the Oxford Internet Institute.

View a list of all our day and weekend events by clicking the button below, or you can see which couses are offered in a given month by using the navigation to the left.

view our list of day & weekend courses

About Day & Weekend events and their structure

A typical course might be comprised of several sessions over one or two days, and delivered by a range of speakers and tutors. Courses are open to all, and the majority do not entail homework, exams or any other assessment.

In addition, we offer a series of intensive language training weekends in French, Spanish and Italian

Accommodation is available on weekend courses (unless otherwise indicated) and for most day schools, either before or after the event, depending on availability.

For courses at Rewley or Ewert House, Tea and Coffee are provided for all course participants during the morning and afternoon breaks and at lunch time in the Common Room. The 'with full meals' option includes lunch(es) and dinner(s), and the 'with accommodation' rate includes all meals and breakfast/s appropriate to the length of the course. On Saturday mornings, the bar in the Common Room will be open half an hour before courses begin and you will be able to purchase Coffee, Tea and Croissants.

Day & Weekend Highlights

Modernism versus Brutalism in Twentieth-Century British Architecture
Leading researchers on twentieth-century architecture will come together to provide an introduction to the development of architecture in Britain through the period. The English and international influences on Modernism and Brutalism will be explored, as will the relationship between twentieth-century styles, through a mixture of thematic talks and studies of individual architects.

Music for the movies
Explore the development of film music from the so-called "silent" days (which, in fact were anything but silent in musical terms), through the Golden Age of Hollywood, with composers such as Steiner, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Herrmann and David Raksin.