Summer 2020 Dates
June 20 – July 31, 2020
Professor Christopher Armitage, Department of English and Comparative Literature
The first three weeks of the program are spent in London, living amid its unrivaled resources such as the British Museum, the British Library, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Globe and the National Theatres.
The following three weeks are spent in Oxford at St. Edmund Hall, a college which traces its origins to c.1220 and the beginnings of Oxford University. Attractions include the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, superb architecture, the meeting room of J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, Christ Church with its Meadow, and two rivers for boating.
Students see approximately 10 live performances of Shakespeare’s and other plays in London and Oxford. Excursions include a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace and performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.