Our summer schools comprise both accredited and non-accredited courses of between one and three weeks' duration. Most are designed for the general public; others are designed to allow professionals to update skills. Summer schools are offered in Oxford, both at Rewley House and at many of Oxford's historic colleges.
- Oxford international summer schools are intensive programmes of about two weeks' duration. They are taught at graduate level and each is dedicated to a single topic, such as creative writing or international politics. These summer schools are based at several of Oxford's historic colleges, including Exeter, St Antony's and New College. More...
- The Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) consists of accredited courses of one week's duration, on a wide range of topics. There are four weeks' worth of courses to choose from. This summer school is held at Rewley House in central Oxford. More...
- The Oxford Experience summer programme a series of 50 one-week seminar courses, held over 5 weeks in summer. The Oxford Experience is held in historic Christ Church, Oxford's largest college; participants live in the college and take all their meals in the spectacular Great Hall. More...
- The Department operates many collaborative programmes with educational and professional institutions from overseas. These programmes are not recruited by us, but by the partner organisation. Programmes typically take place at one of the historic Oxford colleges, with participants in residence for one week or more. More information can be found on our collaborative programmes page.
Summer School Highlights
British Scientists and Inventors: Triumph, Tragedy and Inspiration
Scientists and inventors from the British Isles have contributed significantly to the making of the modern world. Darwin, Crick, Newton, Faraday, Hawking, Fox Talbot, Turing and many others are central to this celebration of intellect and innovation, stories which encompass the heroic, the tragic and the eccentric, often in equal measure.
Britannia: The Archaeology of a Roman Imperial Province
What was it like living in Britain in AD 43, at the time of the invasion of the Roman army? What changes took place after the conquest and to what extent did new ways of living spread across the province? We will investigate what life was like in the new urban centres, in the frontier zones and in the countryside, how new ideas were expressed in the arts and material culture, and how a new religion came to take the place of the old pagan gods, using a wide range of archaeological evidence to guide us.
Click the image below to see a sampler of recent summer school activities. Join us in 2014!