See Academics for more details.
Keats thought it the finest city in the world. Granted, it averages 172 rainy days a year, but it also breeds some of history's most notable people. JFK had 16 Oxford graduates in his administration, 25 of Britain's 50 prime ministers studied at the University and the list of distinguished graduates grows ever longer. Maybe it's all that time spent indoors, sheltering from the rain that leads to such genius. Maybe it's that learning has been the purpose of the place for a thousand years. It's developing your grey matter that brings rejoicing in those moments of sunlight and understanding.
The Scholars' Semester programme is designed to accommodate your individual academic interests and requirements. Study within one of the disciplinary concentrations (classics, English and literature, History, history of art, musicology, philosophy, psychology, theology and religious studies, and history), or build a programme around a thematic concentration such as religion and literature, gender studies, or colonialism and postcolonialism (see Putting together a programme of study at Oxford for more details). However you want to build your individual programme in Oxford, expert tutors, like-minded students, and 107 libraries will help you to achieve your goals.
Read, learn and live in the "City of Dreaming Spires." The Scholars' Semester in Oxford allows you, as a member of Wycliffe Hall and a Visiting Student of Oxford University , to do intensive scholarship in this historic seat of learning. Work with academic tutors to hone your skills and delve into the areas that interest you most. Broaden your thinking by living and learning in this major crossroads of the academic world.