The IF Project humanities SUMMER SCHOOLs

In June 2014 and 2015 IF ran a four-week part-time summer school introducing students to humanities study. Read on to find out more.

 

IF's Summer Schools offered four weeks of free lectures in humanities subjects and why they matter today.  

Through lectures and discussions Summer School students:

  • Laid the foundations of future personal and group study in the humanities via introductions to undergraduate-level Literature and History, Visual Arts and Political Philosophy.
  • Discovered how these subjects provide the tools to go beneath the surface of everyday life to the cultural foundations of contemporary ideas, institutions, brands, and habits. 

Top lecturers donated time to teach and the syllabus includes cultural events taking place around London. 

Check out a blog on last year's Summer School 

Contributing lecturers included:

Professor Rosemary Ashton, Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at UCL

Professor Glen Newey, Professor of Political Theory at Université Libre de Bruxelles

Who took the courses?

The summer schools were open to anyone aged 18-30 who hadn't studied for an undergraduate degree. (This age limit has been relaxed. Recruitment for 2017 IF courses is open to all those aged 18 and over who haven't studied for a degree).

WHAT DID IF STUDENTS SAY ABOUT the SUmmer Schools...

"an incredibly enriching experience"

“I learnt lots... I found some of the most valuable and enjoyable experiences came from...discussing and learning from those around us as well as being inspired by the passion and dedication of the lecturers.” 


Read more ABOUT THE IF 2014 SUMMER SCHOOL 

The 2014 Summer School doubled as a pilot course for The IF Project. Find out more about it through the following resources:

Download the programme.

Read this blog summarising the school.

 Click here to download a comprehensive written report that provides a factual overview of how the course was set up and run.