Oxford University Summer School for Adults


7 July to 4 August 2018
Rewley House, Oxford

A choice of 40 accredited one-week courses in a variety of subjects

Join people from the UK, Europe and further afield for enjoyable, yet serious study with some of the finest tutors in the country. For over 100 years the Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) programme has been making it possible for everyone to take advantage of the Oxford system of expert tuition in small groups. 

  • Discover subject areas such as archaeology, art history, creative writing, economics, history, literature, music, philosophy, politics and religious studies
  • Benefit from study in small seminar groups of up to 10 students
  • Participate in classes taught by tutors with a proven background in adult education
  • Gain experience of studying at university level
  • Develop new skills
  • Be part of a diverse student body encompassing a wide range and many nationalities
  • Experience a friendly and supportive learning environment 

Participants are taught in small seminar groups, and receive two one-on-one tutorials with their tutor.

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