Day and Weekend Events


We offer more than 150 day and weekend schools each 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

Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland: Prehistoric and Roman

  • Short courses
  • Fri 31 Jan 2020 to 02 Feb 2020
  • 6.30pm Friday - 1.00pm Sunday

An Introduction to English Grammar

  • Short courses
  • Sat 01 Feb 2020
  • 09.45 - 5.00

Cancer - the Potential for Immunotherapy

  • Short courses
  • Sat 01 Feb 2020
  • 09.45 - 5.00

George Orwell: Literature and Politics in the 'Age of Extremes'

  • Short courses, Lecture series
  • Tue 04 Feb 2020 to 10 Mar 2020
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

Archaeology and Ancient DNA

  • Short courses
  • Sat 08 Feb 2020 to 09 Feb 2020