21453
England

An Oxford World War II Conference

Immerse yourself in the story of WWII in Oxford, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the outbreak of the war through lectures and expert-led speaker discussions.
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Program No. 21453RJ
Length
8 days
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2,799
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8 days
7 nights
16 meals
6 B 5 L 5 D
DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrive London, Reception, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Oxford
D
St Hugh's College

Activity note: Check-in from 3:00 p.m.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The college is within walking distance of central Oxford and Summertown, North Oxford with its cafes, restaurants, pubs, and shops. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Arrivals continue. Orientation: 6:00 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. This program is staffed with both a Group Leader, who will accompany us throughout the program and deal primarily with logistics, and a Study Leader who will facilitate your educational content, conduct field trips, and serve as an information resource on program-related topics. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. Due to the high profile nature of many of our speakers, most will be confirmed by the time of the first set of Preparatory Materials, however there may be changes due to reasons beyond our control. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Following the meeting, we invite you to join us for a welcome reception with wine.

Dinner: Served dinner with wine, coffee, tea, and water.

Evening: At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night's rest for the day ahead.

DAY
3
Lectures Begin
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room, we'll choose from a breakfast buffet with a range of hot and cold items, as well as coffee, tea, water, and fruit juices.

Morning: We'll begin our lecture series with Dr Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. We'll then take a refreshment break, followed by another lecture.

Lunch: In the dining room, we'll have a 2-course lunch with coffee, tea, water.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll join another distinguished expert to discuss the events of 1940 to 1941.

Dinner: In the dining room, we'll enjoy a 3-course dinner with coffee, tea, water.

Evening: At leisure, or join Dr Spencer Jones for informal discussion.

DAY
4
Lectures Continue
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: We will gather for two more morning lectures.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Lectures continue.

Dinner: Served in the dining room.

Evening: Lectures continue.

DAY
5
Lectures Continue
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Our lecture series continues.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Lectures continue.

Dinner: Served in the dining room.

Evening: After dinner this evening, we’ll join John Harris for an expert-led drinks tasting.

DAY
6
Lectures Continue
Oxford
B,L
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Our lecture series continues.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: Lectures continue.

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Evening: Free time.

DAY
7
Final Day of Lectures
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: For our last day of lectures.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Lectures continue.

Dinner: A gala dinner with wine served in the dining room. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Oxford
B

Activity note: College check-out 10:00 a.m. See your program's "Transportation Information" regarding transfers.

Breakfast: In the dining room. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Morning: Transfer to Heathrow Airport for onward flights. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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