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Oxford University Summer School for Adults – 2008

February 26, 2008

OxfordEvery summer people from all over Britain, and some from overseas, come to Oxford University for relaxed, enjoyable, but serious study with some of the finest tutors in the country. For over 100 years this Summer School has been opening the doors of the University, making it possible for everyone to take advantage of the Oxford system of expert tuition in small groups.

Rewley House is the home of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and is situated close to the city centre and other colleges. Here students can experience life in a residential college equipped with seminar rooms, a lecture theatre, an extensive library and reading room, a dining hall, common room and bar. In the centre of the buildings is an attractive courtyard garden.

Coursework: On enrolment you will receive preliminary guidance for your study with a reading list. You will be expected to write an essay of about 1,500 words so that you can make the most of your time in Oxford. During your week in Oxford you will be expected to do some further coursework. All courses are accredited through the Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme (CATS) and these points can be used towards degrees at many other universities.

Bursaries towards the cost may be available for people receiving benefit or on low incomes, but please apply for these by
1 March 2008.

Courses available

Week 1 (12 – 19 July 2008)

Pagans, Jews and Christians in the Third and Fourth Centuries

The Romano-British Countryside and its Villas
Industry in Medieval Britain: Economy, Society and Landscape

Week 2 (19 – 26 July 2008)

Byzantium and its Neighbours

The Making of the Landscape: The Medieval Countryside to c.1600

The Lure of the East: Early Expansion into Asia

Week 3 (26 July – 2 August 2008)

The Life and Times of Lawrence of Arabia

Five Great Gardens of the Eighteenth Century

From Babylon to Babbage

Reality and Spirituality in Northern European Panel Painting c.1350 – 1550

Understanding Medieval Architectural Style

Week 4 (2 – 9 August 2008)

The English Parish: Church and Community c.1450 – c.1570

The Archaeology of the Greek Myths

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