Oxford University Study Program at Christ Church College, Oxford, England
Footsteps to the Past: Exploring England's History
July 21–August 3, 2013
$2,650 for one week; $5,300 for two weeks*
How to Apply
Program ContactKenneth French
NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
7 East 12th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 992-3258
Fax: (212) 995-4890
The historic ambiance is breathtaking, the courses are exceptional, and the program is highly acclaimed. It’s the perfect summer study vacation. So why not join us for what will be our 14th outstanding year at prestigious Christ Church College? Founded in 1525, the College will be your on-campus home where you live, study, and enjoy meals daily in the magnificent 16th-century dining hall. Our program is a unique collaboration between Oxford University and NYU-SCPS, and offers you the opportunity to register for one or two weeks. Enjoy many special features including lectures, course-related field trips, and events that have also been created and arranged solely for NYU-SCPS participants. Enrollment is open to all.
On campus you can visit many fascinating historic places including the magnificent medieval cathedral with its ancient cloister, and the College's renowned collection of old master's paintings. You can relax in the gardens or stroll to the nearby River Isis. Yet the College is very close to the center of the historic city, concert halls, bookshops, and the renowned Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
The NYU-SCPS courses are taught by distinguished Oxford tutors who are Fellows of Oxford colleges. Additional lectures will be delivered by accompanying NYU faculty.
Week One: Henry VIII's England
July 21–27, 2013
Tutor: Dr Tracey Sowerby
Heralded as a philosopher king at his accession, and regarded as a heretical tyrant at his death, Henry VIII was a king of contradictions and controversy. We study many aspects of his reign from the vicious dispatch of those who betrayed him, including two of his six wives; the conspiracies that abounded at court as various factions struggled for control of the king's ear; and the volatility of life in the countryside as English men and women struggled with Henry's revolutionary break with Rome. We also study his glittering court that rivaled the best in Europe for art and culture.
Week Two: The English Nobility and the Grand Tour of Europe
July 28–August 3, 2013
Tutor: Dr. Freyja Cox Jensen
Encompassing art, architecture, dining and dancing, the Grand Tour had an overwhelming influence on the English nobility from the reign of Elizabeth I onwards. This course examines the impact of this cultural pilgrimage upon the highest echelons of English society and their grand country houses, as ideas and customs were imported from the Continent. The course also offers a detailed study of the Tour in all of its glories, following prominent individuals as they traveled around Europe in search of the learning and experience that would complete their education as members of the aristocracy.
Itinerary includes: Academic program; six nights accommodation in private, single rooms at Christ Church College (or 13 nights if you take both courses); all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at Christ Church daily including receptions, special farewell dinner, field trips, special events, and private walking tours exclusive to the NYU-SCPS group; accompanying NYU-SCPS faculty members; reading lists; and pre-departure briefing. (Only breakfast is included on the intervening Saturday if you register for both weeks.)
Accommodations: Single rooms are tastefully furnished with refrigerators and tea/coffee-making facilities. Rooms are serviced daily and a limited number of these rooms have private shower and toilet. These are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A $450 per week supplement applies. Rooms furnished with twin beds may also be available.
Airfare is not included. Bus service from Heathrow to Oxford is very frequent.
Please note: This is a very popular program. Enrollment is strictly limited to 18 students per course and most places are filled by early spring, so early booking is essential. We urge you to register as soon as possible. Discounts are offered if we receive your registration by Friday, March 29, 2013.
Lorella Brocklesby, cultural historian; NYU-SCPS Excellence in Teaching Award: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Program dates: July 21–August 3, 2013 (Week One: July 21–27; Week Two: July 28–August 3)
Priority application deadline/discount deadline: March 29, 2013
Airfare is not included.