The Philosophy Summer School in Cambridge for 16-18 Year Olds
Summary of the Philosophy summer school in the Cambridge for the second age group
Philosophy is a broad subject that permeates many fields across the humanities and social sciences. Students, aged 16-18, interested in pursuing philosophy will gain an insight into what philosophy at university level entails: from studying ethics, morality and famous philosophical thinkers, you will leave confident in your future in Philosophy.
The programme, designed and taught by Philosophy experts from world leading universities, not only introduces the historical context and areas of philosophical discussion but also the theories of famous philosophers who have shaped the thinking for centuries after themVIEW PHILOSOPHY (16-18)
Why choose Immerse Education?
1. Exceptional learning experiences
At Immerse Education, our Cambridge Philosophy summer courses are more than just a lesson in a classroom. We’re dedicated to providing our participants with exceptional learning experiences.
You will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like minded peers, guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The ‘Immerse’ model of learning is now offered in over 30 different programmes.
2. Developing global perspectives
Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance, broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are all important priorities for Immerse Education. Our academic programmes facilitate healthy discussion, whilst enriching the perspectives of each of our participants.
3. A personalised approach
We offer a personalised approach that appreciates and caters to the needs of each of our participants. This starts at the point of contact, and continues throughout the programme, and beyond. Not only do we support our participants throughout their Immerse experience, but we’re also invested in their success after they’ve completed their programme. We provide exciting initiatives beyond our academic programmes to support our valued alumni.
OUR PHILOSOPHY TUTORS
After a Masters in Ancient Philosophy and a teaching qualification in Classics, Chris taught Greek and Latin in secondary schools and Comparative Literature at university. For several years, he also edited classical texts for Garnier-Flammarion Publishing Company, which eventually led him to a question he has always had in his mind: what is knowledge; how should we transmit it? In addition to these professional experiences, Chris has been a constant reader of Plato since his early adulthood, and has just submitted a PhD thesis on Plato at the University of Cambridge. His dissertation explored the original models of knowledge, learning and teaching displayed by Plato in one of his dialogues — the Symposium. He managed thereby to build a bridge between the two main topics he had been exploring separately thus far: Plato and education. Chris is currently teaching Philosophy and Ancient Greek language in the departments of Philosophy and Classics at Cambridge.
Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.
Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged
13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever
age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding
(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University
colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the
world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that
you could be staying in.