2023 UK summer programme
Explore a series of lively academic themes devised by our Oxbridge-educated course leaders. Beyond the classroom, a variety of educational and cultural visits will bring your learning to life.
The illuminate course 2023
Sunday 9 July 2023 or Sunday 23 July 2023
Arrivals day • Evening welcome and orientation
Oracy - the power of language and the language of power • Tour of Cambridge • Evening activities
Oracy - the power of language and the language of power • Hidden Cambridge visit #1 • Evening activities
Trip to London • Visit the Globe Theatre, Tower of London and Houses of Parliament
Politics - where does power lie? • Punting on the Cam • Evening activities
Politics - where does power lie? • Hidden Cambridge visit #2 • Evening activities
Trip to the coast • Fun, sun and fish 'n chips
Brunch • Free time • Sports afternoon • Evening activities
The Tudors - King Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth I • Hidden Cambridge #3 • Evening activities
The Tudors - King Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth I • Free time • Evening activities
Trip to Hampton Court Palace • Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court
International relations - the Anglo-American wartime alliance • Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial • Evening activities
International relations - the Anglo-American wartime alliance • Imperial War Museum Duxford • End of course celebration dinner in college hall
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Devised by our Oxbridge educated team, the illuminate summer course provides two weeks of transformative, life-enriching experience.
Seminar groups are small, friendly and always engaging, led by inspirational expert tutors. They will share their subject expertise and enthusiasm during 15 hours of interactive teaching in each week.
Beyond the classroom your learning will come to life through a series of educational and cultural visits that will provide lifelong memories. Learn the secrets of Cambridge - steeped in over 800 years of academic excellence and learning tradition. You’ll be able to step off the tourist track with ‘behind the scenes’ museum visits and get an inside peek into Cambridge University life and dine in an iconic city venue.
Trips to London will enable a first hand experience of the famous historic, cultural and economic capital including the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the Globe Theatre. While vists to the Cambridge American Cemetery at nearby Madingley and the world renowned Imperial War Museum at Duxford will provide exceptional insights into the lasting significance of the Anglo-American wartime alliance.
An experience for life
There will be time to unwind, have fun and make friends for life. At the end of two unforgettable weeks you will collect a prestigious illuminate certificate and personal letter of recommendation from our course leader.
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