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June 13, 2012

Birmingham-Southern College students to participate in summer program at Oxford University in England

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Four Birmingham-Southern College students will have the opportunity to travel abroad to Oxford, England, for six weeks this summer to earn academic credit and become immersed in British culture.

Students participating in the British Studies at Oxford program live and dine in the 17th century buildings of St. John's College, which is a constituent college of Oxford University, and attend lectures and seminars covering visual arts and architecture, literature, and the history of politics, science, religion, and music during the Enlightenment period, from the late 17th to the early 19th century. In addition, students can take weekend field trips throughout England and Europe.

Birmingham-Southern students who will participate in British Studies at Oxford 2012, which kicks off July 1, are:

  • Olivia Hayes, a sophomore psychology major from Clarksdale, Miss., and the daughter of Paige and Thomas Hayes III.
  • Jennifer Lewis, a junior political science major from Montgomery and the daughter of Dr. Jeremy and Constance Lewis.
  • Kelsey "Kate" Massey, a senior English major from Lucedale, Miss., and the daughter of Kelly and Frankie Massey Jr.
  • Anne Wood, a senior English major from Huntsville and the daughter of Sabrena and Robert Wood Jr.

All four students received scholarships from BSC and matching funds from the British Studies at Oxford program to help fund their experiences.

Birmingham-Southern Professor of English Dr. John Tatter, who has accompanied BSC students to the Oxford program for years, will be a guest of the program during the first two weeks—serving as a tour guide when participants visit Stowe Landscape Gardens July 10.

Additionally, BSC Harrison Honors Scholar Andrew Clack is studying abroad this summer at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford. Clack is a senior religion major from Albany, Ga., and the son of Dawn and Glenn Clack.

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