Both residential summer schools are designed to give school students a taster of what it’s like to be an undergraduate studying at Oxford. Pupils will take part in an academic programme on a topic, live in College and meet student ambassadors studying at Oxford, as well as receiving information, advice and guidance on applying to university. The Summer Schools are free and Wadham College will provide financial support to pupils selected who will have to travel to attend.
Biology Summer School : ‘From Macro to Micro’
Participants will engage in a seminar series focussing on human sciences alongside sessions on cellular and animal biology. This will also include classes in the Biological Sciences Faculty and students will prepare a group presentation to conclude the week. You will also be able to receive support from students studying at Wadham and from the College with information on making successful applications to top universities.
Relevant Subjects: Biology, Biochemistry, Human Sciences
Apply for the Biology Summer School
Classics Summer School : ‘Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World’
Participants will engage in a seminar series led by the Faculty of Classics which will include language classes in Ancient Greek. During the program you will have the opportunity to visit the antiquities collection at the Ashmolean Museum and complete an assignment on the main topic. You will also be able to receive support from students studying at Wadham and from the College with information on making successful applications to top universities.
Relevant Subjects: Classics, Ancient History, History, Classical Greek, Archaeology
Apply for the Classics Summer School
How to Apply
We welcome applications from Year 12 pupils studying at UK state schools. To apply please complete an application form (linked above) which asks questions about you, your interest in the subject and your academic performance.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019. Students will be notified about the outcome of their application no later than 24 May 2019.
If you have any questions about either Summer School please contact Dr Hugh Munro.