To live and study at historic Christ Church,
Oxford, is considered by many to be the experience of a lifetime.
|Director of Studies:
Courses making up "The Oxford Experience"
are selected to reflect the interests of adults, regardless of formal educational
accomplishments. Students participate in small seminar groups led by tutors
specially selected for their teaching skills by the University's Department
for Continuing Education. Within any week participants may choose one of
several different subjects. These cover the history of Britain from Roman
times, literature, art and art history, the history of Oxford and many
As you walk through the main gate at the
foot of Christopher Wren's Tom Tower and view the great quad with its Mercury
statue and lily pond, you enter the unique academic world of Oxford's largest
college, Christ Church. You may be lodging in the remarkable Peckwater
Quad, one of Britain's finest examples of Palladian architecture, or your
room may be in one of the other interesting buildings within the college.
While at Christ Church you will dine in hall and sit under portraits of
the college's famous former students. You may like to stroll in Christ
Church Meadow beside the River Thames, listen to the Cathedral Choir in
evensong or sit quietly in the garden where the original Alice in Wonderland
The programme comprises a total of 36
week-long seminars spread over six weeks. Each week starts with lunch on
the Sunday and finishes with breakfast on the following Saturday. All meals
will be provided, except where the meal-time in question coincides with
Tutorials will normally contain a maximum
of 15 students and will meet each weekday morning, with afternoons free
for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many
beautiful places in and around the city. Details of the courses offered
are set out on the following pages.
You will be accommodated in the student
rooms of Christ Church which are arranged up a staircase; each room is
serviced by a house-keeper and has a wash-basin and tea and coffee making
equipment. Bath, shower and toilet facilities on each staircase are shared.
A limited number of rooms with private bathroom facilities are available
for an additional fee. It is also possible for two people to share if they
so wish and normally this would be in a "set" which has two single bedrooms
that open off a shared sitting room.
The majority of the bedrooms in Christ
Church are on upper floors and are accessible only by climbing a staircase.
Please note on the application form if stairs will be a problem for you.
Applicants should note that due to
the historic nature of many of the buildings, there may be difficulties
of access for those with some kinds of disability. For further information
please contact the Programme Administrator.
Most of the courses include excursions.
The destinations of these excursions are shown in the course descriptions.
Please note that when a course includes excursions with a supplement, these
excursions form an integral part of the course and students are expected
to participate in them. The Department for Continuing Education does, however,
reserve the right to change any excursions if circumstances require.
The deadline for enrolment is 1 May 2000.
Places may, however, be available after this date; please contact the Programme
Administrator for details. Please read the brief course descriptions on
the following pages and, when you have come to a decision, fill out the
application form at the back of this brochure.
Please complete the enrolment form
and indicate (if possible) two course choices in any one week. We will
endeavour to place you in your first choice; however, as there is a limit
on the number of places on each course, this may not be possible.
If you have any
further questions please contact:
Administrator, The Oxford Experience, University of Oxford Department for
Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, UK; Tel: 01865
280351 (+44 1865 280351, if outside UK), Fax: 01865 270314 (+44 1865 270314,
if outside UK), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|(6) Inspired by Oxford:
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|(4) Oliver Cromwell: Myth and Reality
|(5) Learning to Look at Modern Art
|(6) Oxford: Town and Gown
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|(2) The Tudor Age
|(3) The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
|(4) The Architecture and History of Oxford
|(5) The History of British Gardens
|(6) English Cathedrals
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|(2) The English Face in the 16th Century
|(3) Music at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I
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|(6) The English Pub through the Centuries
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|(3) Four Statesmen of the Victorian Age
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