Field Trips

Our Summer Programme involves a number of field trips to interesting places in and around Oxford. Some of these include:

 

Blenheim Palace

 

In our flagship field trip we will be taking the participants on our  programme for an excusrion of Blenheim Palace a short drive  away from Oxford. Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of  Marlborough, the Palace is the borth place of Sir Winston Churchill  and a World Heritage Site. The Palace was a gift from Queen Anne  to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous  victory at the battle of Blenheim in 1704. Trip to Blenheim Palace  is normally organised on either Saturday or Sunday and provides  students with an excellent opportunity to spend the day  wandering around to catch a glimpse of British history.

 

 

Ashmolean Museum

 

We will also be organizing a trip to the Ashmolean Museum, the  World's first University Museum. It was created in 1908 by  combining two ancient Oxford institutions: the University Art  Collection and the original Ashmolen Museum. The collections at  the museum span the civilizations of east and west. Among its  treasures is the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings,  collections of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe and many  more rare antiques. The trip is organised on one of the evening  during the programme.

 

 

Pitt Rivers Museum

 

Another one of our trips will be to the Pitt Rivers museum. The  museum was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an  entusiast of Archeaology, gave his collection to the University.  There are over half a million archealogical and anthropological  objects housed in the museum including a skeleton of a T-Rex.