Spend a week living at historic Oxford University and sample life as a student at Merton College. Study with renowned Oxford tutors and delve into one of our fascinating courses.

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Smithsonian at Oxford

Featuring New Courses of Study for 2017 and 2018

8 days from $4,895

Spend a week living at historic Oxford University and sample life as a student at Merton College. Study with renowned Oxford tutors and delve into one of our fascinating courses.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 2 - 9, 2017 Departure

Dr. Oliver Cox

Dr. Oliver Cox created the Thames Valley Country House Partnership (www.tvchp.org) in 2013 as a way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers in the University of Oxford. In his position as Knowledge Exchange Fellow he has coordinated a range of collaborative projects with country houses, and co-supervises a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in partnership with the National Trust. Oliver is a historian by training, and received his undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He has published widely on Gothic Revival architecture, landscape gardening, and patriotism. 

Jul 2 - 9, 2017 Departure; Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018 Departure

Dr. Toby Martin

Dr. Toby Martin studied for his Ph.D. in Anglo-Saxon Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Presently he is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, and his research concentrates on material culture and networks in Early Medieval Europe. His most recent books include The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon England and Dress and Society: Contributions from Archaeology.  He is also an experienced archaeological field worker, having worked on and supervised at a number of sites in the UK, as well as in Portugal, Romania, and Belarus.

Jul 2 - 9, 2017 Departure

Dr. Lynn Robson

Dr. Lynn Robson is a Fellow of Regent’s Park College, Oxford where she teaches 16th and 17th century literature to undergraduates and postgraduates. As well as her research in print culture, crime, and women writers of the period she has an abiding interest in Shakespeare and has taught and lectured on his work to different audiences, including summer schools run by Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education. Lynn has received several teaching awards from Oxford University, including one for Teaching Excellence in 2015.

Jul 2 - 9, 2017 Departure; Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018 Departure

Dr. Kate Watson

Dr. Kate Watson (BA MA PhD) has worked for OUDCE for twenty years, as a part time tutor and lecturer in History and Politics. She graduated from the University of York and was awarded a research scholarship to the Open University in Milton Keynes. Her research interests are focused on the development of the modern liberal state within Britain and Europe and its ideological challenges.

Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018 Departure

Michael Redley

Michael Redley, teaching the Winston Churchill course, came to Oxford as Secretary to the Continuing Education Board in 2002 after a career in the Civil Service (Defence and Treasury) and broadcasting regulation.

Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018 Departure

Michael Sibly

Michael Sibly was until recently Deputy Registrar of the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s College. He is co-author of two books on the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade, and has taught and led lecture tours in France and Spain for OUDCE since the 1980s.

Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018 Departure

Dr. Tracey Sowerby

Dr. Tracey Sowerby’s interests cover modern politics, religion, print culture, and intellectual culture and the interactions between them. Her current project focuses on the cultural history of Tudor diplomacy.