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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Made up of Iconic landmarks, breath-taking countryside and unrivalled heritage, your students will be spoilt for choice in the United Kingdom. With the opportunity to see thousands of years of unique history, award-winning musicals, and monuments that represent the political changes which have had a major impact on the world as we know it today, the UK is an immersive destination of educational value.

 

Art & Literature
History & Classics
Music & Performance

Art and Literature

The United Kingdom allows an inspiring opportunity for students to explore the rich Literary History of some of the most iconic authors from History. Students can understand and experience the surroundings and influences the British Towns had on the writers work. The stops along the way not only have opportunity for insight into the great literary minds, but too allow opportunity to experience the English culture and history from castles, small towns and major cities. Students can take a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare or visit the quaint town of Bath where Jane Austen’s inspiration originated.

Sample Activities

Bloomsbury Literary tour– On this walking tour, you will see where Charles Dickens lived, worked and found inspiration. As the name suggests, this is where the group of artists who became the Bloomsbury group formed. You will see the home of Virginia Woolf, and her artist-sister Vanessa Bell, and the locations where their friends had famous Thursday evening gatherings to discuss art, literature and other essential matters. Other artists that feature on the walk include T.S. Eliot, Roger Fry, E.M. Forster and Duncan Grant. (London)

Jane Austen Centre- an exhibition that explores Jane’s time in Bath and the influence that this beautiful city had on her books, characters and life. (Bath)

Royal Shakespeare’s Company Workshop- Students can take part in a practical workshop which explores the creative choices behind any of the Shakespeare plays. The workshop will focus on a deeper study of the chosen plays language, characters and themes. (Stratford upon Avon)

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre- a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote. Students will have a 30 minutes guided tour of the theatre revealing the story of its reconstruction and be given an exciting insight into how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space. (London)

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History and Classics

Journey through time when you visit the United Kingdom.  With a history that is far from dull and dusty, you can walk the battlements of medieval fortresses, marvel at the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge, follow the path of Jack the Ripper and visit the home of the British Royal Family.

Sample Activities

Tower of London- The Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the past, the tower functioned as a prison, the royal residence and as a fortress. Nowadays, the tower is still in royal possession and guided tours are available to give pupils an insight into its dark history. (London)

Roman Baths- remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. (Bath)

Oxford University Tour- With your expert Guide showing you around the ancient colleges and cobbled streets, you will be entertained on the way with anecdotes about the many famous characters and academics who have walked down these lanes in times gone by. You will hear about what student life is like today, as well as what it was like centuries ago when the colleges were first founded. Stops include Bodleian Library and Christ Church College. (Oxford)

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