We are privileged to hold our Young Adult courses for students of 16/17 + age group (average age 16 - 23) in two Oxford University Colleges, Hertford College for courses in July and St. Hugh’s College – Maplethorpe Building for courses in August
Hertford College was founded as Hart Hall by Elias de Hertford in 1284. In 1740, by Royal Charter, Hart Hall became Magdalen Hall and acquired the status of a College. Magdalen Hall later burnt down and, in 1874, Hertford College was born. Of particular interest is the bridge over New College Lane which links the two main buildings of the College. The Bridge was modelled on the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. A new quadrangle was completed in 1981 which includes study bedrooms, a modern lecture theatre, and students' common rooms.
St. Hugh’s College was Founded in 1886 by Elizabeth Wordsworth (great niece of the famous poet - William Wordsworth) the College is situated within easy walking distance (less than 1mile) of the City Centre. Most of the College buildings are arranged round the perimeter of the College site producing some six hectare (60,000 square metres) of tranquil, partially wooded gardens, complete with tennis courts, it is one of the hidden delights of Oxford. However the Maplethorpe Building stands proudly in a central position within the grounds. Completed in 2000 the building is completely self-contained and provides some of the most modern and high standard college accommodation available, with all study bedrooms being en-suite.