Weekly Themes

The summer theme is Oxford: A Global City, exploring Oxford's role in the past, present, and future

These themes will feature throughout the summer and will inform course content from classroom discussions to study visits to excursions (to be confirmed and subject to availability).

We will also have guest speakers presenting regular talks for advanced students related to the following weekly themes.

Here is a sample of some themes you may see this summer:

Week 1: Music, Film, and Festivals

20 June to 26 June 2021

Glastonbury Festival

Movies Filmed in Oxford

Isle of Wight Music Festival

Week 2: Technology & Space

27 June to 3 July 2021

Covid's Effects on Work & School

Predicting the Future

Innovations and Design

Week 3: World Leadership

4 July to 10 July 2021

Malala Day

Nelson Mandela Day

The UK after Brexit

Week 4: Fantasy Fiction

11 July to 17 July 2021

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Week 5: Creativity & Design

18 July to 24 July 2021

Traditional & Modern Art in Oxford

Language of Critique

Oxford Art & Architecture

Week 6: Economic Affairs

25 July to 31 July 2021

Describing Trends and Patterns

Current Affairs

Presentation Techniques

Week 7: Planet Earth

1 August to 7 August 2021

World Environment Day

Youth Climate Activists

World Ocean's Day

Week 8: The Olympics

8 August to 14 August 2021

Summer 2021 Olympics in Tokyo


Henley Regatta

Week 9: Human Rights

15 August to 21 August 2021

Black Lives Matter

Amnesty International Cases

Malala Yousafzai