London, ice skating and food tasting!

The week at OASP kicked off on the 4th July with a tour of Oxford City looking at Merton and Magdalen Colleges as well as the Covered Market and vintage sweet stores. That evening we celebrated the 4th of July in style with all-American food, drink, cowboy hats, bunting and party games helping to establish […]

Oxford tutors impressed with the OASP students

Our impressive 2016 Bucksmore OASP students settled in quickly and happily. The students have been remarkably committed, diligent and courteous in their handling of the programme. The staff have all commented on this with the Oxford tutors being encouraged by the depth of knowledge and understanding that they are encountering. The first week has been […]

Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

Celebrating the famous script-writer William Shakespeare’s achievements, a year of cultural and artistic events are taking place across London to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. With some of his most famous pieces including ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’, the events will be comprising of theatre, music, opera, dance and exhibitions with an […]

Mayoral elections 2016

Mayoral Elections 2016

Elections to select the next Mayor of London was held on May 5th 2016. Citizens all over the UK placed their vote to choose who should be following in the footsteps of ex-mayor Boris Johnson who has decided not to stand for re-election. Having been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party for Uxbridge […]

Which university is right for you

Which university is right for you?

Not only is it important to choose a good University, but it is just as important to choose the right University for you and the course you wish to study. Every course and every university is different and therefore it takes time to find the right one. Different courses at different universities have different syllabi. […]

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William the Conqueror’s Medieval Fortress

Situated in the town of Warwick, Warwick Castle is an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Today Warwick Castle is owned by Merlin Entertainments and has joined forces with ‘Horrible History’ by adding elements of Theme Park attractions such as an adventure maze and a comedy show telling the 1,000 year history of the […]

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Throughout the year, the rowing teams from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge train all year round to become the proud winners of the famous  boat race of the year! The 4 mile course down the river Thames starts in Putney and finishes in Mortlake with the first ever male boat race taking place […]

Oxbridge Degrees: A passport for success and power?

The academic pedigree and world-wide reputation of Cambridge and Oxford Universities is no mystery to anybody. However, very few people, even in the UK, seemed to have realised the full extent to which an Oxbridge degree can really be a gateway to success in later career and life. A recent study by the Social Mobility […]

Proof that Oxford is an ‘awe inspiring wonderland’

If you need more proof that Oxford is an amazing place to spend your summer try these photos: How could you argue with these photos? In Oxford Bucksmore runs programmes at St Hilda’s College AND Brasenose College. Click on the location links at the top of the page to read more about these fantastic […]