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New OxNet Theology & Religious Studies academic programme launches (January 16th, 2017)

This year the North West Theology & Religious Studies Centre is very proud to launch a brand new academic programme for OxNet. Building on the Pembroke Humanities programme’s success over the past 5 years, the OxNet Theology & Religious Studies programme offers a cohort of talented Year 12 students the opportunity to delve deeply into theology, religious studies, philosophy, ethics and related subjects.

Over the next 7 months, 14 students from South Cheshire College, Xaverian College, Winstanley College, Holy Cross College and Priestley College will examine themes of religion and conflict in a programme of activity inspired by current research taking place at Oxford into faith in WWI.

On 9th January, the programme launched with a Study Skills Day at Pembroke College, Oxford. Alongside Humanities students from London and the North West, the new cohort were able to hear from access programme alumni about their academic journeys to become Oxford undergraduates; listened to a lecture on ‘Enlightenment and Romanticism’ by Access Fellow, Dr Peter Claus; and toured the college where they will spend Access Week this summer.

We are extremely proud to be able to offer this opportunity to the North West region. The programmes offer promising Year 12 students, particularly those who face barriers to higher education, opportunities to inspire and support them with progressing to university. The academic programmes provide an unparalleled opportunity for students to engage with university-level study over a long-term programme of events and we look forward to working with the cohort over the coming months.