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The Oxford Experience

The Oxford Experience summer school is held at Christ Church every July and August. This long established programme, which continues to grow in diversity and interest, is a flagship summer school of the University’s Department for Continuing Education.

Around fifty different subjects are offered each year and the intimate nature of the tutorial experience is ensured by limiting the seminar participants to twelve per tutor. Seminars are held on weekday mornings, with afternoons free for course-related trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the City of Oxford. 

Most of the courses include excursions.  All of our Oxford Experience participants stay in comfortable college rooms, some with private shower and toilet facilities, on Christ Church’s historic main site in the centre of Oxford.

  • Meals are taken in Christ Church’s famous Tudor Hall, the largest in Oxford, and participants will enjoy access to the college gardens, the Cathedral, Picture Gallery and tranquil Christ Church Meadow beside the rivers Isis and Cherwell.
  • Live and work at Christ Church
  • Residential programme July - Early August
  • Courses designed for adults to provide an opportunity for serious and yet enjoyable study. Subjects include: Archaeology, Music, History, Philosophy, and many more …

The Oxford Experience is a programme designed and administered by the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education. For full programme details please email:

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