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Exploring New Challenges

After a morning of classes, our students had a quick lunch before reconvening for the much-anticipated Challenge Day! This consisted of them putting all of the things they have learned over the first week of classes into action, and getting a taste of what life in...

A Day in Windsor

Our first trip day started out a little drizzly, but our students were not put off! After arriving in Windsor, they braved the rain to wait for the famous Changing of the Guard parade, before visiting Windsor Castle for some indoor fun! Some students chose to see the...

Debating at the Oxford Union

After some rain overnight, Wednesday dawned cloudy, so our students retreated to the Oxford Union for an indoor afternoon. Everyone was wowed by the splendour of the building, which has played host to numerous famous speakers, from Bernie Sanders to Anna Wintour! For...

What Does It Mean To Be Great

The first proper day of classes saw the continuation of a beautifully warm British summer, and students were excited to get stuck into their work. A quick chat to students in the morning during independent study revealed presentations being written about space...

New Knowledge of Oxford

After some light rain the previous night, students and staff alike were glad to see the return of the sun today - some of our Young Doctors' Academy were even discussing the possibility of sunburn! The first full day of the summer school began with breakfast in the...

Graduation Day

The last full day of the summer school was filled with both celebration and reflection on everyone’s time together. Students spent the morning in their final lessons, and used their afternoon free time to pack their belongings and say some goodbyes. In the evening,...

Exploring Windsor Castle

Our annual trip to Windsor began at 8.45, and our students were waiting bright and early for the coaches to arrive. After a short journey through the English countryside we arrived in the picturesque town ready for a day of sightseeing. Luckily the rain of the day...

Changing the World with OSA!

On Tuesday the weather finally broke, and our students got to experience the true British summer, with an afternoon of rain! The students had a choice of volunteering at Hogacre Common, or participating in our Change the World Masterclass, and had been gearing up for...

Debating at the Oxford Union

Monday continued the scorching temperatures in Oxford, so the students escaped to the Oxford Union for some indoor excitement. The Oxford Union, founded in 1823, is a debating society that has played host to many speeches and debates led by eminent politicians, famous...

OSA International Ball

Sunday morning began with a well needed lie-in for our students after a busy first week. Some students headed off to hero sessions in the morning, hearing from young professionals in their field, and discovering the direction that their future careers could take....

OSA Challenge Day

The OSA Challenge Day dawned bright and early, and our students were soon excitedly settled into their class groups, ready to take it on. Our Young Lawyers’ Academy headed to the Crown Court for a mock trial, whilst our Leadership & International Relations and Debate...

Applications and Activities

Friday again began with classes and independent study for all students - courses were well underway and assignment deadlines were beginning to loom for students. The afternoon was a welcome change of pace for students, as they split into groups for some Masterclasses....