Oxford Summer School Schedule

Want to know what your time at Oxford Scholastica will be like? Here’s a sample schedule to show you how your two weeks will unfold.

A grandfather clock in a library


8AM-9AM: Breakfast

Enjoy a healthy and filling continental breakfast in your accommodation each morning.

9AM-1PM: Classes and independent study

Each day, you’ll have a two-hour class and be given reading or work by your tutor to complete in your two hours of independent study.

*Except on your second Sunday, when you’ll have a Hero session followed by brunch and free time.

1PM-2PM: Lunch

Relax and visit one of Oxford’s many healthy and delicious cafes or restaurants for your midday meal.

2PM-5/6PM: Daytime activities

From city tours and day trips to sports and Masterclasses, your afternoons will be filled with fun and learning — see below for details.

5-6 or 6-7PM (depending on activities): Dinner

We go out and explore Oxford’s exciting variety of restaurants in the evening.

6/7PM onward: Evening activities

From outdoor plays and activities to socials, your evenings will be filled with socialising and enjoying the city of Oxford — see below for details.

Week 1 Daytime Activities

  • Oxford Tour (Monday): See some of the most famous landmarks in Oxford, from the colleges that inspired Harry Potter to historic city buildings.
  • Scavenger Hunt (Monday): Put your newfound knowledge to the test in our Scavenger Hunt competition, and discover Oxford’s secrets.
  • Masterclasses (Tuesday): See the list of Masterclasses here.
  • Punting (Wednesday): Learn this favourite summer activity of students at Oxford, and enjoy scenic views on the banks of North Oxford. (More details here.)
  • Windsor Castle Trip (Thursday): Tour the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and the Official Residence of His Majesty The King. (More details here.)
  • Oxford Scholastica Challenge Afternoon: Apply the knowledge you’ve learned so far by teaming up with classmates for an exciting challenge specific to your course of study.

Week 1 Evening Activities

  • Icebreaker Evening (Sunday): An evening of fun introductory games designed to get you to know fellow students and our staff.
  • Ice Cream Night (Monday): Relax after your first day with some of Oxford’s famous George & Danver’s (G&D’s) ice cream!
  • Outdoor Shakespeare (Tuesday): Watch a Shakespeare play in the beautiful surroundings of the city.
  • Picnic Dinner and Games in the Park (Wednesday): After an afternoon of punting, spend the evening having a picnic and playing games by the banks of the river in the beautiful Oxford University Parks.
  • Outdoor Activities (Friday): Join our Activities Coordinators as they lead outdoor activities outside; choices can include yoga, rugby, dancing, football, frisbee and more!
  • Film Night (Saturday): After a hard day of putting your learning into practice, chill out in your accommodation with your friends and watch a film. Popcorn provided!

Week 2 Daytime Activities

  • Brunch + Free Time (Sunday): Eat a delicious brunch in the beautiful dining hall of Corpus Christi College
  • Masterclasses (Monday and Tuesday): See the list of Masterclasses here.
  • Blenheim Palace Day Trip (Wednesday): Explore the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of the famous wartime prime minister Winston Churchill. (More details here.)
  • Bicester Village Excursion, Football Tournament or Free Time (Thursday) – Go to Bicester Village, Europe’s luxury shopping capital, take part in our football tournament at the famous Iffley Road Sports Centre, or take some free time and relax.
  • Graduation Ceremony (Friday): Celebrate your achievements by attending a dinner and prize-giving ceremony at the famous Saïd Business School, where you’ll also receive our yearbook.

Week 2 Evening Activities

  • OSA International Ball (Sunday): Put on your finest clothes, represent your country in national dress, and experience a magical evening cruising down the river with your friends.
  • Masterclasses (Monday and Tuesday): See the list of Masterclasses here.
  • Oxford’s Got Talent (Thursday): Show off your skills in our talent show, and be amazed at the amazing skills of your new friends.
  • BBQ and Ceilidh (Friday): Dress up and see out our final evening in style with a ceilidh, a traditional Scottish Dance. The local band Swinging Molly will play the summer school out!

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