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

The Archaeology of Caesar in Britain and Gaul

  • Short courses
  • Fri 31 Mar 2017 to 02 Apr 2017
  • 6.15pm Friday - 1.00pm Sunday

Stan Tracey: jazz legend

  • Short courses
  • Sat 01 Apr 2017
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm

Down to Earth: An Introduction to Geology (Sunday)

  • Short courses
  • Sun 02 Apr 2017
  • 9.15am - 5.15pm

The Setting of Heritage Assets and Places

  • Short courses
  • Wed 05 Apr 2017 to 06 Apr 2017
  • 9.00am Weds - 4.15pm Thurs