The Sarah Lawrence Core Program is a bimonthly series of lectures and events that intertwines your academic experience with an immersive look at British history and culture. The program offers Sarah Lawrence students exposure to unique intellectual happenings in the Oxford community, as well as opens a door to opportunities outside of the classroom.
In the Fall of your year abroad, the program might include a lecture from a member of the Royal Astronomic Society about the complex history of Oxford admissions before taking you on an in-depth tour of the 13th century reading rooms of the old University. In the Spring, you could hike along the River Thames through a 300-acre freegrange meadow and on to a hidden riverside pub, or, on another week, through the passageways and gardens of King Henry VIII's infamous Hampton Court. Past program events have included theater workshops with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, trips to excavated Roman ruins off the English coast, and a visit to Winston Churchill's private bunker in the Cabinet War Rooms.
The program director and her staff work closely with Wadham College fellows to create a core curriculum that enhances the Oxford academic experience, as well as gives program attendees a distinctive, hands-on approach to their time abroad.