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 the city.
Please note that OUDCE reserves the right to alter course content and/or cancel field trips in accordance with government guidance.
Introduction: religion, society and the individual in medieval Europe; saints, relics, pilgrimage and salvation.
The role of the pilgrimage to Santiago in the history of France and Spain.
The Way of St James: the ways through France to the Pyrenees. A look at the routes, and the towns, villages, churches and monasteries visited.
The Way of St James: the Camino Frances in Spain, and the places through which it passes. Other routes to Compostela.
Review, and the pilgrimage today: who goes, what is it like, and why do so many people from all over the world want to make this journey?