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July 8, 2013

BSC students attending annual summer program in Oxford, England

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Six Birmingham-Southern students are spending six weeks in Oxford, England, this summer to earn academic credit while absorbing British cultural and intellectual life.

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 British culture and history, political science, literature, and more. In addition, students take weekend field trips throughout England and Europe.

Each year the program concentrates on a specific period of British history and culture. This year’s theme is “Empire and After: Britain in the 19th and 20th Centuries.”

The BSC students who are participating in British Studies at Oxford 2013, which kicked off June 30, are:

  • Russell Day, a junior biology major from Birmingham, and the son of Drs. Howard and Sharon Day.
  • Katherine Heinke, a senior business major from Birmingham, and the daughter of Peter and Debra Heinke.
  • Haley Ingrum, a senior art history major from Homewood, and the daughter of Jeffrey and Dianna Ingrum.
  • Bailey Kimbell, a senior English major from Birmingham, and the daughter of Frank and Jam Kimbell.
  • Nicholas Palmer, a junior international studies major from Haleyville, and the son of Dr. R.K. and Carol Palmer.
  • Hatley Thompson, a senior collaborative education major from Davis, Calif., and the daughter of David Thompson and Ann Evans.

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

This year, BSC Professor of History Dr. Mark Lester is one of the program’s teachers.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.