Summer School

August 23 - 28, 2020

Worldly Wise?

Biblical Wisdom for a

Broken World

What did people believe in the first century, before the gospel broke into their world? And how did the gospel speak to those beliefs? What longings did it meet? What fears did it assuage? What did it challenge? What did it affirm?

What do people believe today, in a world which has largely moved on from Christian thought? What longings and fears do we have? How might we articulate and embody the gospel today so that it can have the impact it had in the first century?

This summer school will seek to drill down into the depths of biblical wisdom so as to equip us to address healingly the brokenness of our world.


Wycliffe Hall’s Senior Research Fellow, NT Wright, will explore this topic, accompanied by other renowned scholars. In the afternoons, we shall explore some of the beautiful and historic sites in and around Oxford. And we shall enjoy a sumptuous evening meal in the iconic setting of Balliol College’s dining hall. We would love you to join us.

  • The Wycliffe Summer School provides an opportunity to learn in the context of the University of Oxford

  • Teaching will be led by NT Wright throughout two mornings of the week's schedule

  • Daily worship and biblical expositions will take place in Wycliffe's chapel and led by Wycliffe Hall faculty

  • A special gala dinner will be held for delegates within one of Oxford college's finest dining halls

  • Daily afternoon excursions to historic sites in and around Oxford

  • Exclusive access to Wycliffe Hall's site and faculty

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/ Excursions

Balliol College Dining Hall
Broughton Castle
Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury in North Oxfordshire.
Hook Norton Brewery
Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country.
Lacock Abbey
Lacock Abbey is packed with history. It started as an abbey and nunnery, then became a Tudor family home.
Royal River Cruise
Salter's Steamers are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858).
Magdalen College
Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, and Lord Chancellor.
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For any additional requirements please contact our Summer School organisers:


Victoria Humble-White, Alumni Relations and Communications Manager 

T: +44 (0) 1865 274404



Matthew Armstrong, Development Director
T: +44 (0) 1865 274200



Stephanie Cocke, U.S. Coordinator

T: 713.598.1526


/ Find us


Wycliffe Hall

52 -54 Banbury Road


Tel: 01865 274200

By Car

Parking is restricted at Wycliffe Hall but there are roads around the college you can park on for a limited period of time. Alternatively, you can use the car parks in the centre of the city or Oxford's Park & Ride service - see link below.

By Bus

Wycliffe Hall is in a position just north of the city centre that is well served by buses with two bus stops directly outside the college. For more information on bus services refer to the links “Local Buses” below.

By Coach

The main Oxford coach terminus is in the centre of the city at Gloucester Green and it is a 15-20 minute walk to the college. For more information on coach services refer to the various links below.

By Train

Oxford train station is just to the west of the city centre about 20-25 minutes walk to Wycliffe Hall. There are taxi ranks in the station that depending on traffic will cost about £5 for a fare to the college. For more information on train services refer to the link “Trains” below.

By Taxi

Magdalen College

Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, and Lord Chancellor.

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