Adult Summer Courses
- General English and Culture Programme
- Business English
- Legal English
- General English and Oxford
- Introduction to Shakespeare
- Jane Austen: Her Novels, Life and Times
- Writers of the Great War
- Creative Writing - Fiction
- Stately Homes and Country Gardens
- Interface Between Religion, Science and Philosophy
- Introduction to Psychology
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Oxford Activities & Free Time
As part of the programme daily activities and evening events are laid on by our staff. During the afternoons students have an opportunity to visit many of Oxford's most famous colleges and explore the fascinating museums, galleries and gardens. Oxford also has many great shopping locations, cinemas, theatres and parks. There will also be chances to play croquet on the college lawns, attend afternoon tea time talks and visit the University Botanic Gardens and take a tour of the famous Bodleian Library. The course ends with a graduation ceremony and a formal college dinner.
An informal afternoon talk by a student or teaching faculty member on a subject of their choice followed by questions and debate.MORE
A typical timetable for the two weeks you will be staying in Oxford. Covering all lessons, meals, Activities, tours and events.MORE
More information about various activities around Oxford selected from last years schedule.MORE
Evening events include quiz nights, trips to the theatre, Scrabble competitions, boat trips, evening recitals and visits to the many famous pubs in the city centre. In addition there are formal evening events and meals in the dining hall for all the students.
All our programmes take place in Corpus Christi COllege, University of Oxford. Corpus Christi contains single rooms located on the college campus, which are attractive and well lit. They are seconds from the teaching rooms, dining hall and the common room. Double and twin rooms for couples and sharers are available upon request. In Corpus Christi College, limited numbers of en-suite bedrooms are available and can be reserved with a supplementary fee. The college has a common room with comfortable chairs for relaxation, a bar for an evening drink, a college dining hall and a lecture theatre.
The programme includes breakfast and dinner in the college dining hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the morning in the common room. Students with dietary requirements need to provide details when they apply. Locations for lunch are plentiful, nearby and cheap.
Corpus Christi College 28th July - 10th August 2013
Courses take place in Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. Corpus is in the heart of the city centre, minutes from the main shopping, eating and transport locations. The college was founded in 1517 and boasts a unique front quad, classic college cloisters and a lovely garden.MORE
Our Staff and Students
Our teachers come from a variety of different backgrounds, some are teaching or have taught for the University of Oxford and some are well-established local tutors. Our experienced and welcoming faculty offers ORA students a diverse range of teaching specialties and skills. In addition, ORA alumni students have rated the teaching as one of the best aspects of their experiences in Oxford, many reporting a perfect 10.
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The programme is run by a Director who along with a team of friendly counsellors operates the day to day running of the programme. The counsellors ensure that our students are looked after during their stay and have everything they need. As they are often students of the University themselves the Counsellors will be able to give first-hand information on life in Oxford.
Students come to ORA from all over the world. Studying alongside students from diverse backgrounds and learning more about different experiences, ambitions and cultures is a central part of the ORA experience. Our students have been as young as 18 and as old as 88. A wonderful mix of nationalities, ages, backgrounds and interests can be found in the classes, during the evening meal or just in the common room having a cup of tea.