People come to Oxford from all corners of the globe to learn all manner of subjects, so it's no surprise that the city and its surrounding area has an impressive range of specialists offering to teach you almost anything you could want to know, whether it be martial arts or just how to pass your maths GCSE. Here is a small selection of some of them:
Art • Business • Common Entrance • Continuing Education • Film & Video • Foreign Languages • Garden Design
Massage • Mediaeval Studies • Music • Summer Camps • TEFL courses • Theatre/Drama • Online resources
Sunningwell School of Art
The Old School, Sunningwell, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6RD
01865 730442 / www.artschool.org.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
No age or educational limits. Pottery, painting, pen and ink drawing, sculpture, life drawing, etc. Children's, teenager's and adult's classes. Weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings. Basic fee £92 per term (children £79) (10 x 2 hour sessions). Additional charges for materials, use of kiln, model fees, etc.
Magna Carta College
Independent Business School offering degrees in Business Studies, Law and Marketing. Qualifications include BA (Hons), MBA, MA, MSc, and Top-Ups.
Mayfield Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EL
tel 01865 593131
www.magnacartacollege.org / email@example.com
Oxford Business College
65 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ
01865 791908 / fax 01865 245059 / www.oxfordbusinesscollege.net / firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Media and Business School
5, Cambridge Terrace, OX1 1UP
01865 240963 / fax 01865 242783 / www.oxfordbusiness.co.uk
Oxford School of Learning, and Dystonia Society
Learning should be "fun". Focusses on assistance with economics, business studies and accountancy studies and other A level and GCSE subjects.
Saïd Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP
01865 288800 / fax 01865 288805 / www.sbs.ox.ac.uk
Oxford Individual Tuition
39 Kennett Road, Headington, OX3 7BH
01865 763065 / email@example.com
Common entrance, GCSE and A-level coaching - any subject, any level.
University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA
01865 270391 / www.conted.ox.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the Department for Continuing Education is to make the educational resources of Oxford more accessible to a wider public, nationlly and internationally. It provides a range of opportunities for part-time and short-term study for groups and individuals for whom a prolonged period of full-time study at Oxford may not be possible. For £150 - £300, you can take online forum-based courses led by Oxford graduates in a startling variety of subjects.
Film & Photography
Oxford Film & Video Makers (OFVM)
54 Catherine St, Oxford OX4 3AH
01865 792731 / 01865 792732 / www.ofvm.org / email@example.com
Oxford's centre for film and digital media. Offers day, evening and weekend training courses in digital video production, also 16mm film, HD and super 8; relevant software (Adobe Premiere, After Effects, AVID, Flash animation); screenwriting, script development and more.
Oxford School of Photography
2 Collins St, Oxford OX4 1XS
0845 163 4141 / www.oxfordschoolofphotography.co.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening classes open to everyone. Courses include: digital camera, Photoshop, portraiture, composition, location.
Alliance Française d'Oxford
16 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN
01865 310946 / www.alliancefrancaise-oxford.org
Formed in 1883 and officially endorsed by the French government, AF is an international body with the aim of widening access to French language & culture. AF Oxford offers in-house tuition to business and corporate clients, small-group general French conversation classes, customised intensive programmes for deeper immersion, French clubs for children (2-and-a-half and up) and GCSE & A Level workshops.
Business Language Training
30 Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN
01865 559458 / www.bltonline.co.uk / email@example.com
Business Language Training is a specialist provider of courses in Business English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. Courses take place at our teaching centre in central North Oxford, or in-company at our clients’ offices. Day and evening, full- and part-time courses in conversational skills as well as GCSE and A level exam preparation also available.
Oxford English Language Centre
Willow Cottage Offices, High Street, Clifton Hampden, Oxford, OX14 3EQ
07549 430729 / www.oxfordenglishlanguagecentre.com
Currently offering Spanish to A-Level (all exam boards covered) and French to KS4.
The Oxford School of Garden Design
St Hugh's College, Oxford, OX2 6LE (location of course)
Admin Office: PO BOX 4784, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 9FE
01491 628950 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.garden-design-courses.co.uk
Postgraduate level program includes online courses or a classroom taught program. The latter uses the online course's video tutorials as well as studio-led lectures and is held at St Hugh’s College (set in 14 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens).
The Oxford School of Massage
25 Parker Street, Oxford OX4 1TD
07714 464577 / www.oxfordschoolofmassage.com
One year Holistic & Therapeutic Massage Diploma, following the guidelines laid down by the UK General Council for Massage Therapy. Post diploma courses and one day workshops are also available.
Centre for Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies
St Michael's Hall, Shoe Lane
01865 241071 / fax 01865 243740 / email@example.com
Archaeology, Art History, Drama, History, Languages and Literature, Law, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, Women's Studies. Two 14-week semesters starting September and January.
Matrix Music School and Arts Centre
15-17 The Nursery, Sutton Courtenay, OX14 4UA
01235 847264 / www.matrixmusicschool.co.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
"Matrix is an arts education charity which provides a warm and friendly environment for ballet, art and music tuition. We are especially proud of our group music courses, with many families coming each week and children starting between the ages of 3 - 7 yrs. We've recently expanded to Oxford, and now offer tuition at Cheney School on Saturdays."
The Oxford School of Music
Ivony, Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9JA
01865 430409 (Principal) / www.oxfordschoolofmusic.org.uk
"We teach all ages and abilities and offer lessons for pleasure, for more formal attainment in exams and competitive festivals, and for preparation for auditions, concerts, recordings etc. We also come together to present public concerts of pupils' (and our own) performance and composition."
The Oxford School of Drama
Sansomes Farm Studios, Woodstock, Oxford OX7 1ER
01993 812883 / fax 01993 811220 / www.oxford.drama.ac.uk
Full-time drama courses include Six Month Foundation Course, Three Year Diploma in Acting, One Year Acting Course. Please contact the School more information.
A useful online resource for students and teachers of English Literature can be found at www.bibliomania.com, which includes 2000+ classic texts, 300 study guides, a help service for revision or homework, message boards for discussion and an online magazine.
A useful online resource for students of English as a foreign language can be found at www.englishatoxford.com, which is an online business magazine with vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and writing activities.
Visit gardenofdemocracy.org for one local gentleman's intelligent campaign against the destruction of young minds in our schools.