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A LIterary Pilgrimage to Christian Oxford

A LIterary Pilgrimage to Christian Oxford

Wycliffe Hall Summer School:
A Literary Pilgrimage to Christian Oxford

June 17 – 22, 2018

Alister McGrath

Alister McGrath


This year Wycliffe’s Summer School will explore the great Christian literature associated with Oxford. Come and join us as we discover more about CS Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, JRR Tolkien, and others, considering how their theological themes relate to the broader biblical narrative. Alister McGrath, Amy Orr-Ewing , and Tom Price are among the Christian teachers who will inspire and challenge us.



The schedule…

…includes worship, teaching, lunch, and excursions tied to the themes of the teaching.

Excursions include:

Historic Oxford walking tour Experience the “Dreaming Spires” of Oxford and unique insights into the city’s rich Christian heritage.

The Kilns  (C.S. Lewis’s house) Gain a unique insight into the private life of C.S. Lewis. The Kilns and its surroundings inspired many characters and books of Lewis including the famed Chronicles of Narnia.

Christ Church College and Cathedral  Founded in 1546 by King Henry VIII, Christ Church has a number of architecturally significant buildings including Tom Tower (designed by Christopher Wren), Tom Quad (largest quadrangle in Oxford), and the Great Dining Hall (seat of the parliament assembled by Charles I during the English Civil War). The buildings are featured in movies such as Harry Potter. Christ Church’s alumni include 13 prime ministers (more than any other Oxbridge college), King Edward VII, King William II, 7 Archbishops, Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), W.H. Auden, and John Locke. Christ Church Cathedral’s dual role as cathedral and college chapel is unique.

Blenheim Palace Blenheim is a World Heritage Site– a monumental country house and the residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. It is the only non-royal, non-episcopal, country house in England to hold the title of “palace”. Built in 1705, the palace is both the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

St. Peter’s College We’ll celebrate our final evening with a formal banquet in the beautiful college dining hall of St. Peter’s College. The closing banquet is a great opportunity to say farewell to newly made friends and experience a unique Oxford tradition.


* An opportunity to learn in the context of the University of Oxford;

* Daily worship and biblical expositions from Wycliffe faculty;

* Gala closing banquet and other unique fellowship opportunities;

* Exclusive access to Wycliffe faculty and students.


The fee includes all lunches, coffee and tea breaks, Sunday’s English tea and welcome dinner, and a gala closing banquet.


Many delegates choose to stay at nearby B&Bs or hotels. There are options for every budget– here are some possibilities: ACCOMMODATION IN OXFORD 2017. Alternatively, student is available at Wycliffe Hall. You need not be a student to use these rooms but please note the rooms are modestly furnished with shared bathroom facilities! Please contact Matthew Armstrong at matthew.armstrong@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk for help with online booking.


£750 (includes teaching, all afternoon activities, five lunches and two dinners, including a gala banquet) A 75% refund will be available if cancellation is made at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the event.

Wycliffe Hall 2018 Summer School Suggested Reading List

PDF of the Summer School leaflet

Contact Information


Stephanie Cocke, U.S. Coordinator
T: 713.598.1526
E: stephanie@friendsofwycliffehall.org 
Website: friendsofwycliffehall.org