A SUMMER Programme in
PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, ECONOMICS, History,
Psychology & law
"Know then thyself ...The proper study of mankind is Man."
This broad-based course covers a range of interconnected subjects, including history, law, politics, economics and psychology. We are proud that our students are determined to change the world, and they understand that in order to do that they must first understand it.
The study of the humanities is an end in itself - pursuing knowledge and understanding for their own sake enriches our human experience - but it is also the means whereby we acquire the intellectual tools to understand societies and the connection between individuals in those societies.
This is the ideal course for somebody hoping to undertake undergraduate studies in a degree such as History & Politics, Economics & Management, Human, Social & Political Science, Psychology & Sociology, or Politics & International Relations. If you are thirsty not only for knowledge but for understanding, and if you are impatient to make the world a better place, this may be perfect for you.
12 – 21 August, 2021
Ages 13 – 19
The curriculum for our Humanities Conference is designed to develop and refine your skills as a historian, political scientist or economist by inviting you to grapple with a wide range of contestable concepts in various branches of the social sciences.
The core curriculum includes political theory, political economy, sociology, international relations, micro and macroeconomics, behavioural economics, and political and economic history. There is also a special emphasis on the relevant academic tools of enquiry, including computer and mathematical modelling, probability and statistics, and game theory.
Electives are available in environmental management, human geography, law & jurisprudence, management & finance, social psychology and population ethics.
Located on the southern edge of Oxford, Radley College was founded, in 1847, by Tractarians of the Oxford Movement, and modelled on the colleges of the University. Its 800-acre estate, of playing fields, golf course, lake, and farmland, was laid out by eighteenth century landscape architect, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
In addition to the enviable facilities of a great public school, we also benefit from having on our doorstep the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford. We will visit Oxford colleges, of course, but also see the world's oldest purpose-built concert hall, Britain's oldest museum or the first-ever botanical gardens. We will also invite you for an afternoon of punting on the river.
We believe our Humanities Conference is an unparalleled preparation for advanced studies in history, politics or economics, and we would like to bring together the very best students we can find, without allowing financial considerations to be an insurmountable barrier. We are therefore delighted that, thanks to the generosity of faculty, alumni and educational philanthropists, we are able to make available a limited number of merit-based scholarships, which can be augmented, in special cases, by a means-tested bursary.
Before applying for financial aid, a student must first be admitted to a place on the course, but our admissions decision is not influenced by a candidate's financial circumstances. For more information about scholarships and bursaries, and for details about how to apply, please click the link below.