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Green Templeton College | Oxford

Oxford University Summer School for Medical Humanities at Green Templeton College, 22-28 July 2018

The application deadline has been extended to 23 March to allow universities to undertake final advertising to undergraduates after the strike days. See below for details.

Are you a medical student who is interested in how humanities subjects can help develop your skills? Are you a humanities student who wants to make connections with other disciplines in humanities and sciences? Are you a sixth-former who wants to broaden your intellectual reach?

Medical Humanities
Oxford’s top academics will introduce you to the interface between clinical medicine and narrative, philosophy, law, ethics, gender studies, hierarchies, history (including history of the emotions), art history, theatre (body language; spatial dynamics), theology, management, observation (visual and linguistic), compassion, boundaries (to name but a few) … Come and learn how to think in an integrated way.

In the heart of Oxford: teaching is in Green Templeton College with accommodation across the road in St Antony’s College

22-28 July 2018 (arrive Sunday evening, depart Saturday morning)

Who is eligible?
Undergraduates and year 12-13 school students

How much does it cost?
£1200 (all-inclusive)

We are delighted to announce a special non-residential rate for Oxford University students: £700. This includes lunch, tea and coffee every day; a final formal banquet; all tuition. Sixth-formers who are local residents may also take advantage of this rate.

How many participants?
The course is limited to 15 participants

Is there financial support?
Five bursaries are available for sixth-formers. If you are a school student and come under one of the following categories, you are eligible for a bursary. The bursary covers the full cost of the week, excluding travel to Oxford.

  1. Students eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium
  2. Students who are, or have been, a Looked-After Child
  3. Students in families with a household income below £18,000
  4. Students with no family history of university attendance
  5. Black and Minority Ethnic students
  6. Students with OFFA, ACORN and POLAR flags (your teachers will know if this applies to you so ask them)

If you would like to apply for a bursary, please include a statement with your application, explaining your criteria.

Who will teach me?
Oxford’s top professors, from the faculties of Medicine, English, History, Philosophy, Business Studies, Theology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Classics, as well as eminent visiting lecturers

What are the deadlines?
Applications close on 23 March 2018; decisions will be notified after easter. Please note that the deadline has been extended to 23 March to allow universities to undertake final advertising to undergraduates after the strike days.

How do I apply?
Applications are now open. Applicants may submit an online application here.

Course details
This interdisciplinary course is taught thematically. Each day or half-day is devoted to a specific topic on the connection between the art and the science of medicine: e.g. observation; illness narratives; language and communication; body language; medical ethics; ageing; cultures of normality; diversity, gender, and (anti-)heroes.

Teaching is a mixture of lecture-discussion and interactive workshops.

Participants are required to do preparatory reading or viewing from poems, short stories, films, and articles from journals in relevant disciplines.

Application details
You will be asked to submit:
a 1-page CV, listing your education to date;
a personal statement telling us why you’d like to do this course;
the name and email address of someone we can contact for an academic reference.

Apply by submitting an online application here.


Applications are now open.