Oxford is the original and most renowned university city in the UK, home to eminent academics and a magnet for the brightest and best students. It is a city alive with ideas and scholarship, full of lively discussion and creative academic activity. Scholars have felt inspired and secure in this unique setting over the centuries. Those fortunate enough to study here are surrounded by an inspiring aura of intellectual curiosity and scholastic achievement, and by a medieval backdrop set in a thriving modern city.
The city has a timeless quality and an historical importance, with centuries-old majestic college architecture and open spaces in its meadows, parks and gardens. It is a compact city, with everything within easy walking or bicycling distance. The ultimate college town, Oxford boasts numerous bookstores and cafes and other meeting places for students to visit and spend time.
Brasenose College, University of Oxford
The summer program is held in Brasenose College, one of the University’s most attractive colleges, founded in 1509. Its location is spectacular, with the main entrance facing onto the extraordinary Radcliffe Camera, a reading room of the famous Bodleian Library. The college has many famous alumni, from ‘Lord of the Flies’ author William Golding to ‘Monty Python’ star Michael Palin, and more recently the previous British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Meals take place in the impressive setting of the wood-panelled dining hall with classes and lectures held in the college rooms. The residential dorms are close by in the Frewin Court annexe, adjacent to the Oxford Union, the world-renowned student debating club. The residential campus offers a safe, relaxed and peaceful living environment in an historic city-centre setting.
Students stay in comfortable, well-appointed single study bedrooms situated around a central grassy area. Frewin Court is a safe and quiet gated residence, having the advantage of being within yards of the centre of the city. There is a common room with a TV and games, for evening leisure time relaxation. Secure and self-contained, the dorm gives a taste of life as an Oxford undergraduate.
There are ample opportunities to visit a number of fantastic attractions in Oxford : the vaults of the Bodleian Library, the towers of the Sheldonian, St Mary’s and Carfax, the Radcliffe Camera, the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, the Botanical Gardens. Visit to all these attractions are organised . Those who wish may learn the art of ‘punting’ on the river, enjoying a leisurely afternoon with new friends.