Day & weekend


More than 150 day & weekend schools are offered per year. These one and two day classes on a single topic are designed to bring you the most up-to-date thinking on a wide range of subjects, and are taught by lecturers and speakers who are noted authorities in their field of research.

Day-long events usually take place on a Saturday, between 9.45am and 5pm. Weekend Events usually start on a Friday evening or Saturday and run until Sunday lunchtime. 

Many courses are offered in conjunction with national organisations such as the National Trust, the Society for Medieval Architecture or the Oxford Internet Institute. 

Food, drink and Accommodation

Tea and coffee are provided during breaks; you can book meals with most courses. 

Accommodation for weekend events can usually be booked on enrolment. Where this is not an option you can book bedrooms directly with our residential centre (subject to availability).

Upcoming courses

Cruck Buildings: Origins, Distribution, Significance and Derivatives

  • Short courses
  • Fri 29 Sep 2017 to 01 Oct 2017
  • 6.30pm Friday - 1.00pm Sunday

Paul and the Fathers: Reading Scripture with early Christians

  • Short courses
  • Sat 30 Sep 2017
  • 9.45am - 5.00pm

The Extreme Universe

  • Short courses
  • Sat 07 Oct 2017
  • 9.15am - 5.00pm

Introduction to Study Skills

  • Short courses
  • Sat 14 Oct 2017
  • 10:00am-4:00pm

Mission to Mars: Challenging the Human Mind

  • Short courses
  • Sat 14 Oct 2017
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm