The Sarah Lawrence Core Program is a series of lectures and events that enhances your intellectual experience. It introduces you to British history and culture, and allows you to engage with leading scholars on topics of broad interest. 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 Fellow of the Royal Astronomic Society about the complex history of Wadham College. In the Spring, you could hike along the River Thames through a 300-acre free range meadow and on to a hidden riverside pub, or, on another week, through the passageways and gardens of King Henry VIII's famous 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 his staff create a core curriculum that enriches the Oxford academic experience, as well as gives program attendees a distinctive, hands-on approach to their time abroad.