Our Summer Programme involves a number of field trips to interesting places in and around Oxford. Some of these include:
For our flagship field trip, the students will be taken on a visit to Blenheim Palace, which is a short drive away from Oxford. Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the Palace is the birthplace 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. The trip to Blenheim Palace is normally organised on a weekend and provides students with an excellent opportunity to understand British history.
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 Ashmolean Museum. The collections at the museum span the civilizations of east and west. Amongst its treasures, is the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, collections of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe and many more rare antiques.
A trip will be scheduled to the Pitt Rivers Museum. The museum was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an enthusiast of Archaeology, donated his collection to the University. There are over half a million archaeological and anthropological objects housed in the museum including a T-Rex skeleton.