Now in its 44th year, the Oxford Berkeley Program is designed exclusively by UC Berkeley Extension for an intellectually curious audience: independent adults who wish to widen their horizons through traveling and discovering the world through the lens of an academic discipline. Live and study at University of Oxford's Merton College, and immerse yourself in the timeless daily rhythms of life at college: morning seminars with your tutor; discussions over tea with classmates; afternoon treasure hunts through libraries used by cultural and scientific leaders such as T.S. Eliot, J.R.R. Tolkien and Anthony Leggett.
Expand your friendships, and enjoy the company of other scholarly adults from across the country and all walks of life: teachers, doctors, retirees, students, homemakers and other adult learners. You're taught in 12-person seminars by British university scholars—"tutors," as they are known in Oxford—who are experts in their fields. All are gifted and experienced teachers who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge.
The deans of the Oxford Berkeley Program (social and administrative assistants, not deans in the American sense) are in residence throughout the duration of the program at Merton College and hold regular office hours to help you with administrative matters.
You can meet the deans at registration between the hours of 2 and 3:30 pm and from 4 pm onward at the orientation meeting on Monday, July 15, 2013.
You will receive a complete Welcome Packet after you enroll that contains much more information, including copies of the course descriptions, a disclaimer to be signed and returned, and information about travel insurance.