The Debate Chamber Summer Schools offer students age 11-18 the opportunity to find out more about some fascinating subjects, prepare for university applications, meet like-minded peers and get to grips with some tough intellectual challenges.
The material will be challenging (for the older age-group, about the level of difficulty one might expect in the first year at university), but the atmosphere will be relaxed, with plenty of discussion, debate, and opportunities for students to shape the direction of classes. It is an environment conducive to getting to grips with new ideas.
Working in small groups (usually around 14 students per class) over several days offers participants a real chance to get to know tutors and fellow students and to explore the topics or questions that particularly interest them.
Highlights of Summer 2017:
The Medicine Summer School for students aged 15-18 comprises a series of two-day events with specialist sessions on cardiology, paediatrics, oncology, emergency medicine and many other topics – enabling students to attend a wide-ranging introduction, or select the sessions most relevant to their interests.
The Summer Law School for 15-18s, now in three 5-day blocks to allow time for more cases, more analysis and more debate on some of the most intriguing legal questions. Students can choose to focus on Criminal, Civil or International Law, or attend all three Parts for a comprehensive introduction to legal study.
The International Relations Summer School for 15-18s offers a five-day whistlestop tour of international politics and the complex web of relationships between states, global institutions, multinational companies and citizens. With fascinating case studies, from China’s growing presence on the world stage to the prospects for resolution of the Syrian conflict, this event is ideal for students with an interest in current affairs.
For those interested in the Humanities, we have Summer Schools in Economics, History, and Politics, while Arts enthusiasts should check out the English Literature, Classical Civilisations, Art History, Critical and Cultural Theory or Philosophy Summer Schools (all for students aged 15-18).
For science students, our popular Physics Summer School has been expanded to include options open to students currently in their GCSE years.
All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2017. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.
You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at http://www.debatechamber.com/
There is a limited amount of bursary funding available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see our website for details.