We are delighted to offer an Extended Michaelmas Term in 2018 for humanities students who prefer not to visit for the whole academic year. LMH continues to recommend that visiting students apply for the whole year whenever possible, but we recognise that for a variety of reasons this is not always feasible.  

The Extended Michaelmas Term will begin on 3rd September 2018 and run continuously into full term. It will give students the opportunity to have more tuition in their chosen area of study, and to experience some cultural activities which support the study of the humanities. We believe that this will enable the work achieved by students throughout the Extended Michaelmas Term to equate to a full semester at their home universities.

In future years this opportunity may become available for all subjects but for 2018 we will only accept applications from students who wish to major in the following disciplines: English, History, Music, Theology, Philosophy or Politics. Applicants may select two sets of 8 tutorials or classes to study across the entire Extended Michaelmas Term. The first set of 8 tutorials will begin in September, and will continue into Michaelmas term. The other set of 8 tutorials will begin at the start of Michaelmas, in October.

In addition the month will include:

  • A welcome lecture from the Principal, Alan Rusbridger (subject to availability);
  • An introduction to studying in Oxford (including a walking tour of the city) from the Director of Visiting Students;
  • Critical Thinking seminars led by researchers from various faculties and applicable to all of the subjects being offered;
  • Cultural excursions which support the study of the humanities.

This will be an exciting programme of excursions to local places of historical importance. There will be opportunities to visit Oxford’s premier museum and gallery, the Ashmolean Museum, Benjamin Disraeli’s home Hughenden Manor (which played a vital role in this relationship with Queen Victoria), and Rousham House and Historic Garden which marks the start of the English Landscape garden.

We would encourage study-abroad offices who have interested students to be in touch with the Director of Visiting Students to discuss the suitability of the Extended Michaelmas Term for their students. In order to ensure a quality experience, we shall only be making a relatively small number of offers for 2018. It is still possible to apply to study for Hilary-Trinity terms and for Michaelmas only.