Summer School applications open

Date Published: 30.03.2022

Applications are open for five-day Classics, and Modern Languages Summer Schools run by Wadham College at the University of Oxford from 15 - 19 August 2022.

Why attend a summer school?

These Summer Schools are designed to give UK pupils studying in Year 12 a taste of what it’s like to be an undergraduate studying at the University of Oxford. Pupils will take part in an academic programme, live in College, meet student ambassadors studying at Oxford, and receive information, advice and guidance on applying to university. The Summer Schools are free and we will provide financial support to pupils to cover their travel costs.

The Summer Schools will be run in Oxford and the sessions will be delivered face-to-face where possible. Government guidance regarding COVID will be followed so some sessions may be delivered remotely.

We’re delighted to be able to run these events in-person allowing participants the best experience of life at the university. The feedback from last year’s Summer Schools was hugely positive with a third of participants subsequently securing offers to study at the university.

Classics Summer School Application Form

Classics Summer School: ‘Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World’

Pupils will engage in a seminar series led by the Faculty of Classics including language classes in Ancient Greek. This will also include a visit to the Ashmolean Museum and students will complete an assignment on the main topic with feedback from tutors. Pupils will also be able to receive support from current undergraduates and from the College on making successful applications to top universities.

Relevant Subjects: Classics, Ancient History, History, Classical Greek, Archaeology

Modern Foreign Languages Application Form

Modern Foreign Languages Summer School: French, German or Spanish

Pupils will engage in a seminar series led by Wadham’s language tutors, including language classes in their selected language of study (French, German or Spanish) with opportunities to try other languages as beginners (including German, Portuguese and Russian). Students will complete an assignment on a main topic with feedback from tutors. Pupils will also be able to receive support from current undergraduates and from the College on making successful applications to top universities.

Relevant Subjects: Pupils studying French, German or Spanish at A-level or equivalent

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