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Our latest updates, interesting articles and current news from Oxford.

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…

What will you be when you grow up? It’s that age-old question, isn’t it? When we’re children, we have big dreams. We might want to be an astronaut, a prime minister or president, an actress or actor, or a professional sports star. Our dream might be about becoming an...

Gondola is to Venice, as Punting is to…

It is hard to imagine Oxford without thinking of punting. Whilst there are many easier ways of navigating this city, by cycle or plain old walking shoes, there is something romantic and alluring about using punts. According to the Oxford English dictionary, a punt is...

Graduation Evening

The last full day of the summer school was filled with both celebration and reflection on everyone’s time together. Some students spent the day packing their bags or hurriedly trying to find the perfect souvenirs to bring back to friends and family back home. Other...

Oxford’s Got Talent

Thursday was the penultimate day of classes, during which the students focused on their final assignments and projects. Following classes and private study time, everyone had the opportunity to go out and revisit favorite museums, restaurants, and shops around Oxford....

Exploring Windsor Castle and Eton College

On Wednesday, the students travelled to Windsor for their second day trip of the summer school. After a sleepy coach ride, the students headed to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The Castle has been in use since the late 11th...

Volunteering Masterclass

Tuesday began with classes and independent study for all students - courses were working their way through their curricula and assignment deadlines were beginning to loom on the horizon. The afternoon was a welcome change of pace with our Volunteering and Change the...

Debate Masterclass at the Oxford Union

The second week of the summer school started off with classes and private study time in the morning and an exciting afternoon of debate. The Debate Masterclass, hosted at the Oxford Union, gave the students an opportunity to learn about the British Parliamentary...

Oxford Scholastica Ball

After a full week of classes and the Course Challenges everyone was ready to relax and celebrate their achievements. In the afternoon, students enjoyed some free time; some played a friendly game of football, others went shopping in Bicester Village, a group explored...

Academic Challenges

Everyone was excited about Saturday’s subject specific Course Challenges that allow the students to put what they’ve learned over the first week of the summer school into practice. The Computer Scientists joined forces with the Enterprise students to participate in...

Oxford Scholastica Olympics

Friday was a return to the normal routine of lessons and independent study time after Thursday’s day trip to London. In the afternoon, students attended Masterclasses on university applications and career advice. The evening was dominated by the Oxford Olympics. The...

Exploring London

The highly anticipated London trip day began with a quick breakfast in the houses and a sleepy coach ride into Shoreditch. The students were treated to a tour of the street art on Brick Lane, a famous area of London known for its diversity, by a group of local...

Punting on the River Cherwell

A sunny Wednesday afternoon was the perfect time for the students trying their hand at punting for the first time. After a morning filled with classes and private study time, everyone was ready to learn how to punt at the Cherwell Boathouse with sunglasses and...