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Excursions and Activities

Full-day Excursion to London, Stratford-Upon-Avon or Cambridge

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to England’s fantastic capital city.  The Lincoln College Summer Academy Programme includes a full-day trip to London where students will get to visit the iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum.  London is a global hub of finance, culture, and commerce, yet it retains an inviting sense of cosmopolitan diversity, making it a city that welcomes people from all walks of life to explore its streets, savour its cuisine, and immerse themselves in its rich heritage.

Students may also have the opportunity to visit Blenheim Palace or Oxford’s rival city, Cambridge.  


Perhaps one of the most famous Oxford traditions is punting and there will be at least one excursion for students to have a go at this unique activity.  Punting in Oxford is an experience that encapsulates the city’s timeless charm and academic elegance. Gliding along the serene waters of the River Cherwell, you can’t help but be mesmerized by the picturesque surroundings. The tradition of punting in Oxford dates back centuries, with its roots deeply intertwined with the university culture. Visitors and students alike often hire these flat-bottomed boats and try their hand at propelling them using a long pole. It’s not only a delightful way to soak in the stunning architecture of Oxford’s historic colleges, but it also offers a peaceful respite from the bustling city streets. Punting embodies the essence of Oxford, combining a touch of leisure with a dash of scholarly nostalgia in one unforgettable experience.

Academic Excursions

Oxford is a city brimming with museums, libraries and galleries and therefore plenty of opportunities to continue learning outside of the classroom. To make the most of Oxford’s historical collections, some tutors will hold classes at venues such as the Ashmolean Museum where students will be able to see original paintings, objects and extensive exhibitions related to the subject they are studying. This is an outstanding chance not only to fully embrace an interdisciplinary approach to studies but also to gain insight from collection specialists.

Students will also get the opportunity to visit some of the most important sites in the city, and to parts of some of the oldest colleges that are not normally accessible even to Oxford students.  These activities are led by an expert in the history of the city and the university and are not to be missed.

Social Activities

The Lincoln College Summer Academy offers a full social programme, which allows our students to enjoy their time away from studies by having some fun and engaging with other students.  Our range of social activities are carefully organised to cater for a range of interests and may include activities such as University Challenge Quizzes, Scavenger Hunts and Games Nights.  

On the final day of the programme Lincoln College hosts a Graduation Ceremony for all students to be presented with their certificate of attainment, followed by its famous formal dinner.

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