Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History promotes Study Program on “Diversity” in England

(June 20-24, 2020)

Following the conference on “300 Years of John Wesley’s matriculation at the University of Oxford,”the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH) will offer a student program enabling students to study more about the history of Methodist education, its context in Oxford, the historical sites where it evolved, and how its development involved issues related to diversity that are still very relevant today. Themes to be taught during the week include “Diversity” as well as “Heritage” and “Listening to Difference.”

The program will start with a morning service in the Westminster Chapel, continue with classes and experiential learning on diversity, and visits to local sites of interest. It will also include experiencing life in Oxford and nearby sites related to Methodist Britain, including John Wesley’s chapel (The New Room) in Bristol and Charles Wesley’s house. Students will also interact with both academic groups and communities in Oxford, having the opportunity to experience life as an Oxford student whilst discussing some of the hottest contemporary issues. This intensive course will be offered at the Westminster College of Oxford Brookes University, in partnership with the International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) and various regional associations. The program is open to students from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America, creating a multicultural setting and many opportunities for interactions and networking. Accommodations will be available on the campus of Westminster College in Oxford. For more information, contact the event administration (admin.ocmch@brookes.ac.uk) or the IAMSCU office (iamscu@iamscu.org).

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