We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from sixth form students in the north-east of England to be a part of the OxNet 2017–2018 scheme.
This year OxNet (an outreach scheme run by Oxford University) and the Ordered Universe Project are teaming up to offer a programme of events for sixth form students in the north-east of England. Following our successful launch event at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland we are now inviting applications from local sixth form students in the north-east of England.
The theme of this year’s scheme is medieval and modern science, with a particular emphasis on the topics of astronomy, light, and colour. Our students will explore these topics with top cosmologists, physicists, psychologists, palaeographers, historians, literature specialists, artists, and theologians. Applicants can be studying any combination of A Level subjects (or IB subjects) and will be able to participate equally whether they are studying arts and humanities, or sciences, or a combination of subjects.
The scheme will include a series of seminars at the National Glass Centre delivered by artists and senior Durham academics, a two-day residential school in Durham over the Easter vacation period, and then a week-long residential course at Pembroke College, Oxford in the summer vacation. We can’t wait to meet this year’s cohort of students and guide them through a study of the order and wonder of the medieval and modern universe.
Details about how to apply and the application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is 13 December 2017. We will notify successful applicants on 12 January 2018 and the first event will take place on 30 January 2018.