Oxford Scholastica Blog

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

When I Grow Up – Anything Is Possible!

Over the past weeks we've been publishing our careers research. A lot of the information has focused on those people who changed their ambition, or went on to do something else. Many people only discover their real skills and passion later in life, and that's great!...

When I Grow Up – Men and Women

Oxford Scholastica Academy has been conducting research into careers, and how these are shaped in childhood. We hope to increase understanding of how students can best be supported to discover what they want to do when they grow up! You can read an introduction to our...

When I Grow Up – Where You’re From

We've recently been doing some research into which careers adults wanted to pursue when they were children, and how that compares to what they actually do now. You can find an introduction to this research here. Last week we discovered how age makes a difference. This...

When I Grow Up – Does Age Make A Difference?

We thought it would be interesting to survey a sample of adults in the UK, and ask them what they wanted to be when they were teenagers starting secondary school. When we compared this to what they’re doing now, some interesting trends emerged. We'll be publishing...

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...