The two week 2016 Oxford Theology Summer School began on July 31st and ended on August 12th. Many GTF students attended the summer school this year, and one GTF Ph.D. student successfully defended his doctoral thesis at Christ Church College before a defense panel of both Oxford and GTF faculty. Since 1994, the Graduate Theological Foundation has enjoyed a formal relationship with the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE), the organizing body for the annual Theology Summer School. This relationship allows GTF students to complete part or all of their graduate coursework requirements during the Oxford Theology Summer School. Students who complete all coursework for the Ph.D. or Th.D. by attending the Oxford Theology Summer School are eligible to defend their doctoral thesis in Oxford. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for information regarding this option.
The GTF administration recommends that all GTF students consider attendance at the summer school. To learn more about the value that GTF students have found in the Oxford Theology Summer School experience, visit our Oxford Profiles page to hear from students and alumni who have attended.
The theme for the 2017 Oxford Theology Summer School has been set. The theme for next summer with be Reformation: Reform and Renewal in Religious Life, in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the theses, with which Luther set The Reformation in motion in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. More information regarding registration will be available in the next few weeks and will be shared on the GTF website. Following is preliminary information on the 2017 Theology Summer School which will be held July 30th-August 5th and August 6th through August 12th.