Day & weekend


Over 150 day & weekends 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 provded 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

Six Masterpieces of Italian Art & Architecture

  • Short courses
  • Thu 26 Jan 2017 to 02 Mar 2017
  • 11:00am-12:30pm

Effective Writing 2: Writing for Performance (Script-writing)

  • Short courses
  • Fri 27 Jan 2017 to 10 Feb 2017
  • 9.30am - 5.00pm

Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland 1929-1990

  • Short courses
  • Fri 27 Jan 2017 to 29 Jan 2017
  • 6.30pm Friday - 1.00pm Sunday

Roman Judaea

  • Short courses
  • Fri 27 Jan 2017 to 03 Mar 2017
  • 2pm-3.30pm

Frontiers of Polymer Science

  • Short courses
  • Sat 28 Jan 2017
  • 9.30am - 5.00pm