Week 1: Oxford Experience

Experience Oxford life

The Oxford Experience is a residential summer programme aimed at non-specialists aged 18 and above, providing over 80 week-long courses in a range of subjects. Seminars meet each weekday morning, with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study, or exploring the many places of interest in and around Oxford.

During your course you will sample life in Christ Church, one of Oxford’s most impressive and beautiful colleges. Courses that will take place during Week 1 of the programme, Sunday 30 June - Saturday 6 July 2024, can be found under 'Upcoming Courses'. To view all courses, please click 'Full listing'.

Social programme

Alongside the optional and free social activities held throughout the programme, Week 1 participants will be able to purchase tickets to the following social events:

  • Walking tours (£10): Choice of one of three walking tours, led by expert local guides. Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm.
  • Upper Library Concert (£10): String quartet concert, hosted by eminent instrumentalists local to Oxford and held in the Christ Church Upper Library, a building dating from 1717 and housing around 40,000 books. Tuesday afternoon at 4.30pm. 
  • Excursion (£40): Visit to Hughenden Manor, Country home of Queen Victoria's favourite Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, and used as secret intelligence base during the Second World War. Wednesday afternoon, 1.30-5.30pm.

Events are subject to change. Tickets will be available to purchase in spring 2024, all participants will be notified when they are available.

The full academic and social programme can be found here. 


Upcoming courses

Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024