The Oxford Teacher Seminar is a professional development opportunity for teachers, held in Worcester College, Oxford. Participants have the unique opportunity to share in the academic and cultural traditions of this famous institution. Teachers meet Rhodes Scholars; visit colleges, libraries, and historic sites; and gain an insider’s feeling for the deeper resources behind the beauty and tradition of “the city of dreaming spires.” Learn more about the Oxbridge Teacher Seminar by viewing our online brochure. See our Oxbridge Teacher Seminar Application to apply.
The town of Oxford has hosted a scholarly community for over 900 years, and it continues to be one of the world's most important intellectual and cultural centers today. Our Teacher Seminar is housed in the beautiful, peaceful setting of Worcester College, Oxford. Here participants are nearby Pitt Rivers Museum, Natural Science Museums, Oxford University Press and several historic pubs and cafes. The Bodleian Library is within easy walking distance, as is the commercial bustle of Broad and High Streets. Worcester College, Oxford, boasts many notable alumni, among them Rupert Murdoch and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Teacher Seminar participants live in comfortable rooms in the College. The rooms are all en-suite and there is Wi-Fi. Meals are taken in the College dining hall and the food is widely considered among the best in Oxford. Breakfast is primarily continental, while a variety of entrée options are available at dinner, including vegetarian dishes.
Formerly a departmental Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, Dr. Kerr is currently on the faculty at Southampton University. He has taught and lectured on a wide range of subjects, including film adaptation and Victorian children’s literature. He completed his doctorate in English Literature at Trinity College, Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Prior to taking up his Lectureship he taught at a number of Oxford colleges, including Magdalen, Keble, and Christ Church, and at the University of Lincoln.
We are proud to offer unique sets of courses on each of our Teacher Seminars, all of which have been designed around the location, history, and character of the cities in which they are based.
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