The PPE summer school covers ethics, metaethics, logic, political theory, history of political thought, political economy, micro and macroeconomics, maths-for-economics, and game theory; our interdisciplinary curriculum uses the material and methodology of each subject to illuminate the others.
You will certainly return from the summer school much more knowledgeable, and yet we are less concerned with communicating information and more interested in helping you to develop a valuable and sophisticated set of skills. You will learn how to listen generously, how to question, doubt and challenge, how to reason logically, and how to express your arguments clearly and persuasively.
We will give you a deeper appreciation of what you don’t know, and help you to test what you think you know in order to bring to light any unexamined assumptions. We hope to ignite your passion for learning, strengthen and refine your thinking skills, and cultivate the kind of intellectual humility that enables you to learn from people even with whom you disagree.
- Live, dine and study in a college of the University of Oxford
- Experience tuition from University professors and academics
- Join some of the brightest young minds from all over the world
- Enjoy exclusive cultural tours and experiences around Oxford
- All tuition and learning materials
- Accommodation and meals
Accommodation is in Balliol College, one of the most prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford
Our summer schools are not chiefly concerned with communicating facts; instead we seek to nurture intellectual skills and help our students cultivate habits of mind that will make you a better philosopher, a better political scientist, a better economist, or a better historian.