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Congratulations to SCIO’s summer 2018 de Jager prizewinners

SCIO is pleased to announce the Oxford Summer Programme 2018 de Jager prizewinners.

The de Jager prize is awarded in recognition of written work, submitted by each awardee during the Oxford Summer Programme, which is judged to be outstanding. Presented by SCIO at the close of each term, the award is facilitated by Geoffrey and Caroline de Jager, whose generous gift to each awardee reflects their enduring commitment to academic excellence.

The prizewinners for OSP 2018, along with their sending institutions, are named below.

The students reflect on their time with SCIO:
To study at Oxford is to be saturated by an enriching environment that exudes the magic of learning. The atmosphere at the University of Oxford offers limitless encouragement to those seeking the pursuit of knowledge just for knowledge’s sake. In fact, by studying at Oxford there is no need for justifying the habit of reading and writing for 7 to 9 hours a day; instead these activities are entrenched in the previous works of enduring authors, such as Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, and C.S Lewis. Therefore, by exploring the various colleges of Merton, where J.R.R Tolkien taught, or Lady Margaret Hall, where Malala Yousafzi currently studies, one feels a sense of inspiration and achievement. These and countless others are the giants whose past inventions propel future ideas and whose shoulders one stands on while studying at the University of Oxford.

Anneliese Hardman

What was my favorite part of the Oxford Summer Programme? Quite honestly, all of it. The adventure of living another culture as a student rather than as a tourist, the breathtaking weight of history exuding from every stone of Oxford’s awe-inspiring buildings, the reverent awe of worshiping in ancient cathedrals, the thrill of having access [...]

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Congratulations to SCIO’s spring 2018 de Jager prizewinners

SCIO is pleased to announce the spring 2018 de Jager prizewinners.

The de Jager prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding scholarly work, submitted by each awardee during the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Awarded at the close of each term, the de Jager prize is facilitated by Geoffrey and Caroline de Jager, whose generous gift to each prize winner is reflective of their long-standing commitment to academic excellence.

The prizewinners for Hilary Term 2018, along with their sending institutions, are named below.

Two students reflect on their time on the programme:
I arrived in Oxford with a hunger to give my ideas, which covered various disciplines (and which did not, as far as I was aware, fit into rigid academic categories), a tangible form. My experience at SCIO and the guidance of my tutors allowed me to expand, sharpen, and focus these ideas and to find new academic contexts and discussions in which to express that about which I cared so much. I now have confidence to apply for doctoral programmes and to carry out studies based on what I wrote with SCIO.  It was incredible to be part of a group where individual visions were nurtured and supported by the fellowship. At Oxford, these ideas grew in both formal and informal settings. Being in a city full of such vibrancy and places of culture and community, discussions spontaneously occurred, accompanied by short walks to local restaurants and pubs. I’ll never forget the excitement and adventurous delight of being at the heart of Oxford surrounded by passionate characters eager to engage with the deeper questions of life and truth.

Nathalia Bell

The Oxford tutorial system has a bipartite attraction: first, it allows the student to research a specific topic that is [...]

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