Christ Church Tuesday Tasters

Christ Church Tuesday Tasters is a series of after-school sessions, which will take place on Microsoft Teams every Tuesday at 4pm, starting on Tuesday 23 February and ending on Tuesday 30 March 2021. The academic tasters will give pupils a chance to:

  • explore subjects beyond school
  • learn about current courses offered at Oxford
  • meet current students and find out what it would be like to study at Oxford

What do the academic tasters entail?

Each session will be delivered by a graduate student on a range of different subjects, from medieval mysteries to the effects of radiation. All sessions will end with a Q&A with current undergraduates studying subjects similar to the one covered in the taster. Students and teachers will be able to sign up for whichever sessions they’d find most interesting and are encouraged to sign up to as many as they feel would be useful.

Below is a full schedule of the sessions with clickable links to the sign up forms:

  • Tuesday 23 February, 4 to 5.15pm - Cancer: Facts and Fallacies, Kate Friesen, doctoral student in Oncology
  • Tuesday 2 March, 4 to 5.15pm  - Medieval Mysteries: The Old English Riddles, Emma-Jane Hampsheir-Gill, doctoral student in Medieval English and Tower Poetry Administrator
  • Tuesday 9 March, 4 to 5.15pm  - What is nature? What is natural, cultural and human? Madeline Routon, Master’s student in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance (School of Geography and the Environment)
  • Tuesday 16 March, 4 to 5.15pm  - Edwardian Snapchats: Looking at anti-suffrage postcards from the 20th Century, Fleur MacInnes, doctoral student in History
  • Tuesday 23 March, 4 to 5.15pm  - Radiation: superheroes, nuclear accidents and colonizing Mars - myth or fact? Ricardo Minaya Sainz, Master’s student in Radiation Biology
  • Tuesday 30 March, 4 to 5.15pm  - "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." What can Sherlock Holmes teach us about reading?, Megan Chester, Master’s student in Creative Writing.  

Who is it for?

The academic tasters are primarily for Year 12 students who attend non-selective state schools and would like to explore beyond the school curriculum. We will prioritise applications from students in Christ Church’s link regions, the North East of England or the London Borough of Barnet. Students in Year 11 are also welcome to apply.  If some sessions are oversubscribed we will take contextual information into account when offering places.

How to apply?

Click on the links in the schedule to apply. Teachers can also apply on behalf of their class using the same sign-up form.

Applications for each session will close two weeks before the event.

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