Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 09:00 –
Wed, 28 March 2018, 18:00 BST

5 week course - 5 sessions


About the Course

This course, designed by an Oxford academic, challenges prospective undergraduates to think on a more critical level and to improve their verbal reasoning. Its objective is to hone case-based argumentative skills.

Short extracts of reading will be assigned beforehand each week. An applied assessment, which will involve a piece of written work, will be sent to you after session 3. This assignment should be returned to me by session 4. It will be returned to you before lesson 5, when we will discuss any points or queries that have arisen from the assignment.

When you register you will be asked to indicate your preferred days & times. Groups larger than 5 can join a class or opt for their own private lessons.

Academy courses are intended to challenge sixth form students (K12 & 13). Very advanced younger students (years 10 & 11) can also benefit from the courses.

Meet the Course Designer

Dr Francis Hutton-Williams is an academic of British and Irish Literature with a side interest in media and communications. He holds a DPhil from Oxford (2011-14), where he was an Amelia Jackson senior scholar. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Oxford Faculty of English Language and Literature (2015) and as an academic tutor for St. Catherine's College (2016 –). He is currently preparing a monograph for Oxford University Press on the Irish avant-garde.