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Oxford Research Seminar

Oxford Research Seminar

Through a partnership with the University of Oxford, Washington College students spend time in residence at one of the leading universities in the world, participating in research seminars investigating religion, politics and culture.

This partnership allows a delegation of up to twelve students to reside at Oriel College, work with Oxford faculty, and conduct research at the Bodleian Library.

12 students selected for the 2014 program!!

Summer 2013

Twelve Washington College students spent two weeks at the University of Oxford in June 2013 as part of the on-going partnership developed by the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture. Under the auspices of the Oxford Research Seminar on Religion, Politics, and Culture, students resided at Oriel College, and conducted research projects closely related to their anticipated senior thesis topic. Students worked under the direction of eight Oxford faculty members who are partnering with the Institute along with Institute director Joseph Prud’homme.

Having full access to the enormous resources of the Bodleian Library system, each student prepared a significant research paper and presented the paper to an Oxford faculty member through an in-depth tutorial. Oxford faculty also led students in a series of intensive seminars exploring a range of important topics addressing religion, culture, and political affairs.

Students and faculty interested in learning more should contact Joseph Prud’homme at or