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What can we learn about the present from the past? How can we interpret the same sources in different ways? Why are factors such as class, race and gender important to consider when learning about the past? History is so much more than a list of dates and one thing after another! If these are the sorts of theoretical questions that appeal to you, then our history course may be a good choice.

What will I cover?


Hi - I'm Rachael, and I'll be overseeing our excellent tutors on the summer school.

I've completed a Masters at Oxford University, and am now working towards a PhD here in Oriental Studies. I've taught on Masters degree programmes before, and have an excellent understanding of the important role tutors can play in shaping and nurturing students' talent, interest and knowledge.

I've tutored two years previously on the summer school, and will be using my experience to help our tutors deliver world-class teaching. 

Below is just a sample of our tutors past and present. If you'd like to know the profile of the academic who will be teaching you in particular please don't hesitate to be in touch with our team, and we'd be happy to advise. 

History Tutors at Oxbridge International Summer School

Kasia (2015)

Kasia completed her undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney before completing a Master's in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge. Her research focused on comparing attitudes to public health between Post-War Britain and Germany. She now works at the New Zealand Treasury. 

Katren (2016)

Katren studied History at the University of Cambridge, where she completed her PhD as a research student. Her course focused on modern European History from 1750 onwards, and involved a study of trade in the Mediterranean and Victorian imports of exotic foods such as tea and pineapples!

Rachael (2016 and 2017)

Rachael is completing her PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, where her research focuses on Sino-Tibetan-Mongolian relations in North-Eastern Tibet in the 18th century. Before her doctorate, she completed her undergraduate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and a Master's in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford. 

Preparatory Reading

Thinking about studying History at University? Our Tutors recommend the following reading: 

  • Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by David Miller

  • The Pursuit of History by John Tosh

  • In Defence of History by Richard J. Evans


  • 2 week course, in Oxford, UK

  • Ideal for those wishing to study History, Archaeology or Classics at university, or looking to expand their interests in this area

  • Class size: 6

  • 90-minutes seminars daily, plus independent research time

  • Produce 2 essays

  • 2 1-1 tutorials with your tutor


  • 7th July - 20th July

  • 21st July - 3rd August

  • 4th August - 17th August


£4,495 (convert to your local currency here)

Includes: all accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition, trips and activities

Excludes: lunch, travel to and from Oxford, Visa