Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640-1660

Course details

Code
O19I408SSR
Fees
From £850.00
Credit
10 CATS points

Dates
Sat 01 Aug 2020 - Sat 08 Aug 2020

Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640-1660

Overview

Oxford is one of the best places from which to understand the English Civil War, from Archbishop Laud’s reforms in the 1630s, Royalist capital during the Civil War itself, to Christopher Wren and experimental science in Wadham’s ‘invisible college’ in the 1650s. This course will consider the causes, conduct and consequences of these momentous times through the perspective of events in Oxford.

Programme details

Session 1

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to 1500

Session 2

Reformation Oxford

Session 3

Oxford, William Laud and the Beauty of Holiness

Session 4

Oxford as the Royalist capital

Session 5

The world turned upside down I – religious radicalism

Session 6

The world turned upside down II – political radicalism

Session 7

Oxford: sieges and purges

Session 8

1648 – 1649: war, revolution and regicide

Session 9

John Wilkins and the ‘Invisible College’ at Wadham

Session 10

The Sheldonian Theatre and Restoration Oxford

Session 11

Film: Civil War Oxford

Session 12

Conclusions and Presentations

 

Fees

Description Costs
Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner) £850.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals) £1485.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals) £1245.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals) £1600.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals) £1345.00

Tutor

Dr Andrew Lacey

Tutor

Andrew Lacey has taught for over twenty years in adult education and this will be his ninth year teaching for OUSSA.

Course aims

This course aims to provide an introduction to the causes, consequences and significance of the English Civil War in the particular context of Oxford.

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should have:

  • Some understanding the narrative of events relating to the English Civil War
  • Some insight into the key personalities and the political and religious ideas at the heart of the conflict
  • An appreciation of the place and significance of Oxford in the Civil War

Assessment methods

Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.