Our Summer Programme involves a number of field trips to interesting places in and around Oxford. Some of these include:
In our flagship field trip we will be taking the participants on our programme for an excusrion of Blenheim Palace a short drive away from Oxford. Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the Palace is the borth place 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. Trip to Blenheim Palace is normally organised on either Saturday or Sunday and provides students with an excellent opportunity to spend the day wandering around to catch a glimpse of 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 Ashmolen Museum. The collections at the museum span the civilizations of east and west. Among its treasures is the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, collections of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe and many more rare antiques. The trip is organised on one of the evening during the programme.
Another one of our trips will be to the Pitt Rivers museum. The museum was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an entusiast of Archeaology, gave his collection to the University. There are over half a million archealogical and anthropological objects housed in the museum including a skeleton of a T-Rex.