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The Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme

11th-24th August and 25th August-7th September 2024

Oxford | 18+ | Max class size 8 | From £5999

About the programme

The Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme is a unique summer course which gives students and young professionals the opportunity to study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities and be taught by the leading academic staff from the University of Oxford.

This residential programme is open to adults aged 18 and over and lasts two weeks. Students can choose to follow one of 9 courses which have been carefully designed by Lincoln College tutors. Teaching will take place in small Oxford-style teaching groups in the beautiful tutorial rooms at Lincoln College. You will be challenged to develop your thinking and understanding in your chosen subject and will receive personalised feedback from your tutors.

Students on this programme will receive a Certificate of attendance and transcript certifying that they have undertaken complex academic work under the guidance of respected academic professionals from the University of Oxford. You may even be able to use these certificates towards credit at your home university.

On top of world-class teaching, this programme also includes on-site single en-suite accommodation and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the fantastic Lincoln College, a wide range of academic skills workshops, guest lectures from distinguished speakers, excursions to Oxford and London and a full social programme.

This unique programme will be taking place twice in 2024. Students can opt to attend the programme from the 11th August-24th August or from 25th August-7th September.

Programme Features

Excursions and Activities

Workshops, Masterclasses and Guest Lectures


Programme Features

World Leading Professors from the University of Oxford

Outstanding academic workshops and masterclasses held by world-class guest speakers

Full-board (breakfast only on full-day excursions), on-site single en-suite accommodation

Chance to network with like-minded people from across the globe

Small classes between 1-8 students


Krystal,Student from China

After a month, Lincoln College has already become a home for me. I enjoyed the time spent with everyone there. I loved everyone I met there, tutors, students, staff, porters and many strangers… I really enjoyed the time spent in museums during the course. Dr Maryanne taught be a lot which impressed me... I will come back next year! I love it there so much!

Lilliana,Student from Australia

The quality of the teaching was amazing; the resources were perfectly designed and especially the diagrams were very useful. I felt comfortable asking questions in class and my tutor explained in detail patiently which I was grateful for.

Ece and Doga,Students from Turkey

I really enjoyed my time at Oxford. For two weeks, I felt as a student who studies there and in the end I was proud of myself for accomplishing so much in so little time. I would like to thank all of the people who were taking care of us. Also Nicola, our teacher, did everything she could to teach us everything and the topics we covered were so interesting and fascinating at the same time. I’ve learned so many details and information about Oxford history and I’m beyond content. Thank you so much for everything.

Talha,Student from Pakistan

Being here for fourteen days honestly felt like a dream. At the start I was hesitant, but Daniel, Christie, and Linda made sure we were all settled in. Stefan was an amazing instructor who taught us all he could about contract law. It was an honour to be a student under him.

Dr Daniel Gerrard,Programme Director

The course will set a new standard among summer courses in the UK for the quality and diversity of its academic programme.

Professor Stefan Enchelmaier,Tutor for Law

We take our students to the point where they have a critical awareness.

Linda Man,Programme Partner

The Lincoln College Summer Academy is a unique opportunity for international students offering an unparalleled learning experience at one of the world’s best universities.

Choose from 9 of our courses

Students on the Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme have access to
courses in nine subject areas, each divided into two two-week units, meaning
that they have a choice of eighteen courses overall!


English Literature






History of art


Highlights of 2023

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Guest Speakers

Join our “Making Postgraduate Applications to UK Universities” workshop, run by Lincoln College’s Programme Director and Medieval History lecturer, Dr Daniel Gerrard. He will provide essential insights for a successful postgraduate application and show you how to craft compelling personal statements, select the right courses and secure strong references. We will also welcome a diverse array of distinguished speakers who will offer a captivating glimpse into their remarkable careers and provide a fascinating insight to fill you with inspiration. Previous guest speakers have been accomplished academics and industry experts who have each provided insightful talks on a variety of contemporary issues:

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Vaccitech

is an English vaccinologist who is a Professor of
Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Vaccitech. She specialises
in the development of vaccines against influenza and emerging viral pathogens. In
January 2020, she read a report about 4 people in China suffering from a strange kind
of pneumonia of unknown origin. Within 2 weeks, a vaccine had been designed at
Oxford against the new pathogen, which later became known as COVID-19. On 30
December 2020, the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine she co-developed with
the Oxford Vaccine Group was approved for use in the UK.

Padraig Belton

Journalist who regularly writes for the BBC

is a journalist who regularly writes for the BBC, where he covers
technology and global business stories. He’s reported from Russia, China and the
Middle East. In his other side as an academic, he is finishing a doctorate in politics at
Oxford University. He’s written five short books published by Routledge, and received
a Fullbright fellowship and RUSI’s Trench-Gascoigne Prize. He is treasurer of the
Trinity College, Oxford Society, and chairman of the Westminster Strategic Studies

Dr Naeemullah Khan

Instructional Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence

is an Instructional Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence. Dr Khan’s research interests include continual learning and robustness in deep neural networks, where models are trained from continual streams of data and the target is to learn from new data without forgetting the previous knowledge, along with this the networks are designed to be robust to input pertrubations. He studied Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Doctor of Philosoph in Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University, Thuwal. He was Postdoctoral Research Scientist at
University of Oxford and Junior Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall.

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