Cultural Programme

Oxford is famous throughout the world as a centre of academic excellence. It’s home to the oldest university in the world and the historic centre is full of grand and traditional university buildings and small cobbled streets. On our Cultural Programme students experience Oxford to the full – visiting the most famous attractions such as Christ Church College, trying their hand at punting on the River Cherwell and hunting for clues around Oxford’s Colleges on our Quiz Trail!

Oxford University Christ Church College

Residential Cultural Programme

  • 4 Oxford-based cultural activities
  • 7 evening activities
  • 1 Wednesday half-day excursion
  • 1 Saturday full-day excursion

Homestay Cultural Programme

  • 4 Oxford-based cultural activities
  • 2 evening activities (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Wednesday half-day excursion
  • 1 Saturday full-day excursion

Optional full-day Sunday excursions are organised each week. Students can decide each week if they will go on these and pay the school office directly. All entrance costs are included and an Activity Leader will be present on all activities and excursions.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 09:15 – 12:45
induction/ lessons
09:15 – 12:45
lessons
09:15 – 12:45
lessons
09:15 – 12:45
lessons
09:15 – 12:45
lessons
08:30 – 18:00 full-day excursion to London with a walking tour of Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden 10:30 – 18:30 optional excursion to London to have some free time shopping in some of London’s best shopping areas, such as Oxford and Regent’s Street!
Afternoon 14:30 – 16:00 a guided tour of Oxford city centre, with its historic buildings and university colleges 15:00 – 17:00 a visit to famous Christ Church College, where Harry Potter was filmed 13:00 – 17:30 a half-day excursion to Warwick Castle, one of Britain’s finest and best kept medieval castles 15:15 – 17:15 the Oxford Town Trail – follow the clues to find the answers and win the prize! 14:30 – 17:00 sports afternoon: football, basketball, badminton, volleyball and others!
Evening 19:30 – 21:30 sports 20:00 – 22:00 disco 19:30 – 21:30 social evening 20:00 – 22:00 disco 20:00 – 22:00 karaoke night! 20:00 – 22:00 social evening 20:00 – 22:00 social evening
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 09:30 – 12:30 international obstacle course challenge 10:00 – 12:00 Oxford University quiz trail! 09:00 – 13:00 a half-day excursion to Cotswold wildlife park, home to a fascinating collection of animals 10:00 – 12:00 Shakespeare drama workshop 10:00 – 12:00 Shakespeare drama workshop 09:30 – 18:00 full-day excursion to Bath, with entrance to the Roman Baths, followed by a walking tour of the city to see attractions such as the Royal Crescent and Pultney Bridge 10:30 – 18:30 optional excursion to Windsor, with visits to Windsor Castle (home of the Queen and the world’s largest occupied castle)
Afternoon 14:00 – 17:30 lessons 14:00 – 17:30 lessons 14:00 – 17:30 lessons 14:00 – 17:30 lessons 14:00 – 17:30 lessons
Evening 20:00 – 22:00 quiz night 20:00 – 22:00 disco 20:00 – 22:00 sports 20:00 – 22:00 Karaoke night! 20:00 – 22:00 indoor sports 20:00 – 22:00 social evening 20:00 – 22:00 social evening
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning 09:15 – 12:45 lessons 09:15 – 12:45 lessons 09:15 – 12:45 lessons 09:15 – 12:45 lessons 09:15 – 12:45 lessons 08:30 – 18:00 full-day excursion to Brighton with a walking tour of the city and a visit to the famous Brighton Pier! 10:30 – 18:30 optional excursion to London to visit Madame Tussauds (have your photo taken with One Direction, Cristiano Ronaldo or Prince William!)
Afternoon 14:00 – 17:00 quiz trail around Oxford 14:00 – 17:00 punting down the River Cherwell 13:00 – 17:30 a half-day excursion to Blenheim Palace, the huge and amazing home of the Duke of Marlborough 15:00 – 17:30 strike! It’s bowling at the Kassam Stadium 14:00 – 17:00 sports afternoon: football, baseball, badminton, volleyball and others!
Evening 20:00 – 22:00 quiz night 20:00 – 22:00 disco 20:00 – 22:00 indoor sports 20:00 – 22:00 farewell party 20:00 – 22:00 Oxford town trail 20:00 – 22:00 social evening 20:00 – 22:00 social evening