Cambridge University Ghost Stories- Bucksmore summer school

The Ghosts of Cambridge University

Founded in 1209, the Colleges of Cambridge have a paranormal history. Recently we went to take 360 degree videos of our Cambridge summer school centres. Throughout the visit we found out about many ghostly stories that still haunts Corpus Christi College today! In 1632, a former University Vice-Chancellor Henry Butts committed suicide in a room above the […]

Chinese New Year- Bucksmore Education

The Year of the Monkey!

新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year to all our Bucksmore students! Born in one of the following years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1922 or 2004? This year is YOUR year according to the Chinese calender! It is time to celebrate a year of good fortune and happiness! The year of the MONKEY! Each year, the Chinese […]

Bucksmore Arts Choice summer school

Further Enriching our Bucksmore Creative Students

Whether its drama, dance, art, film or photography, our Bucksmore Arts Choice programme helps to enrich and develop students creative side whilst learning English and having a full activity and social programme. Summer art camps have numerous amounts of benefits. Our summer school students are able to be part of an in-depth and unique immersion creative […]

Clare College - Bucksmore English Language Summer School

Cambridge City hideouts

Described many times as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cambridge has many main industries today such as research & development, software consultancy, pharmaceuticals and ultimately tourism. Our summer school students based in Cambridge can take the fantastic opportunity during their free time to explore the following small wonders of Cambridge. Heritage wonders […]

London New Years Eve

British New Year Traditions

In the heart of London, Big Ben strikes midnight on the 31st December to welcome in the New Year. The famous London fireworks are set off at this time from the London Eye lighting up London’s skyline.  Friends and family together hand in hand sing the traditional ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Scottish song meaning as “times gone by” […]

Astro Pi Takes To The Sky

Astro Pi takes to the Sky!

Using the Raspberry Pi, an Astro Pi computer has been created! The Astro Pi has been launched into space this morning at 11:02 am with Briton Tim Peake. Taking the Astro Pi to the International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most exciting parts of his six month journey he mentioned. School aged students designing experiments for Tim to complete in space will […]

5 Things About Clare College

5 things you didn’t know about Clare College

One of our summer school centres where international students come over to the UK to learn English is based at Clare College, Cambridge University. Founded in 1326, here are some interesting facts that you might not have known about the College.. 1. The buildings currently surrounding the ‘Old Court’ were built over 77 years ago.   2. […]


London Festive Fun 2016

London, the magnificent capital city of the United Kingdom holds many Christmas festivities and events over the winter holiday season. Home tuition students currently learning English with us in the UK…these are a few must see’s this Christmas 2016! Winter Wonderland! Immerse yourself in a fun and exciting Christmas environment this winter. This wonderful event held […]

Remembrance Day Poppies

Wartime Remembrance

Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, on the 11th November at 11:00 am, people all over the United Kingdom stop for a two-minute silence to honour the sacrifice and heroic efforts from the soldiers in World War One. Poppies grew on the fields around the fallen soldiers, giving us the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance today. Memorial […]

Young Leaders ELTons

Young Leaders Shortlisted For English Language ELTon Award

Bucksmore Young Leaders has been nominated in the category for ‘Innovation in Learner Resources’. After a number of months of anticipation since submitting an application in November 2014, the British Council released the shortlisted nominees on March 18th including Bucksmore Young Leaders. It is joined in ‘Innovation in Learner Resources’ nominations by Atama-ii Graded Reader […]