Welcome to the 2020 John Locke Institute
Summer School, now in the Cotswolds.
Our flagship academic programme, for students from fifteen to twenty, follows our signature curriculum of philosophy, politics, economics, history and psychology.
To learn what to expect, and to see why our summer school is perfect for bright, curious, ambitious students, we invite you to look at the course outline and other information below.
“No words can express my gratitude for what you have done for Oliver. His whole experience with the John Locke Institute has been profound, fulfilling, enlightening, stimulating and fun.
It has taken him to a new intellectual high. The best investment
I ever made.”
- Ashley Dobbs, father of JLI alumnus
John Locke Institute
Royal Agricultural University,
Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS
Course I: Saturday 25 July to Tuesday 4 August
Course II: Wednesday 5 August to Saturday 15 August
Course III: Sunday 16 August to Wednesday 26 August
“Thank you for the amazing experience for my daughter. She said she had some incredible discussions and learned so much from you and all the teachers there. She said: mom, you might not be able to tell, but I am filled with knowledge.” - Mariana Veizi, mother of JLI alumna
These are plenary sessions during which an academic expert will give an authoritative treatment of an important topic. An excellent preparation for university studies.
These smaller sessions, with usually around eight or nine students, provide an opportunity for closer interaction between students and faculty, and a deeper exploration.
This is one of the key elements of the JLI educational experience. With only five or six students per precept we can create a bespoke experience for each small group.
6 Special Sessions
Using game play and a range of unconventional learning techniques, these sessions leave a profound impression on our students, and transform the way they think.
Every student will prepare a piece of written work to present to a senior member of our faculty in the style of a Cambridge supervision or an Oxford tutorial.
Theory of politics: liberty, justice, equality.
Social contract theory.
Democracy: understanding shortcomings and designing compromises
Microeconomics; political economy; value and price theory; mathematical foundations; market failure; unintended consequences; behavioural economics; and game theory.
“Studying with the JLI has been transformative. I really mean that - it's changed me as a person for the better.”
- Alexander Krespi