Politics Summer School (In-Person)

LONDON - APRIL 12: Parliament square sign in city of Westminster on April 12 2015 in London UK. It's a square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in London.Politics is an extraordinarily varied discipline, and this Summer School will reflect that, with seminars on topics ranging from constitution building and the protection of human rights to political philosophy and economy. The course will be very active throughout, and will include policy debates, in which students will take the roles of MPs and ministers.

This course will develop critical faculties and give students the opportunity to practice key skills of public speaking and debate. As well as learning how to effectively present one’s own arguments, we will also consider how to listen effectively to different points of view, and to engage constructively with other perspectives.

You can see a schedule for the course here.

The course will be delivered as a series of group seminars, rather than lectures, so there will be plenty of scope for discussion and debate on every topic. This Summer School is ideal for anyone who is interested in a political career, or who would just like to know how to get more involved or informed about the world around them. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Politics, PPE or related disciplines at university.

Please note that this is the in-person version of thise course, which will take place in central London – if you would prefer to attend our online politics events, you can find details for those here.

For full booking and practical details just scroll down past the reviews.

Politics is an extraordinarily varied discipline, and this Summer School will reflect that, with seminars on topics ranging from constitution building and the protection of human rights to political philosophy and economy. The course will be very active throughout, and will include policy debates, in which students will take the roles of MPs and ministers.

This course will develop critical faculties and give students the opportunity to practice key skills of public speaking and debate. As well as learning how to effectively present one’s own arguments, we will also consider how to listen effectively to different points of view, and to engage constructively with other perspectives.

You can see a schedule for the course here.

The course will be delivered as a series of group seminars, rather than lectures, so there will be plenty of scope for discussion and debate on every topic. This Summer School is ideal for anyone who is interested in a political career, or who would just like to know how to get more involved or informed about the world around them. It is particularly recommended for anyone considering Politics, PPE or related disciplines at university.

For full booking and practical details just scroll down past the reviews.

‘If you are interested in current affairs and politics this is the course for you. I met so many like minded people and enjoyed lectures and activities from some world class teachers.’

‘The Politics Summer School was great. Having just finished my AS levels, I had quite a lot of knowledge of British politics and current affairs but in Debate Chamber, we covered aspects of politics that weren’t on the syllabus. It was amazing to be surrounded by people as interested in politics as me and who had different opinions to me. Furthermore, although I wish to study history at university, the content covered in the sessions and new skills I learnt will be so useful for uni and for my personal statement. The tutors are very highly educated and are proficient in the subjects they teach, and the fellow students were also great!’

‘The Politics Summer School has been the highlight of my summer. Not only did it allow me to further my interest for Politics but allowed me to meet such an incredible group of people whom I had such a large number of items in common with, but also the Tutors that were as passionate about the subject as I was. It is a course that challenges you, forces you to think outside of the box. I would urge all those interested in Politics to apply for the Summer School, it is an experience not be missed out on.’

‘The Politics Summer School has been the highlight of my summer. Not only did it allow me to further my interest for Politics but allowed me to meet such an incredible group of people whom I had such a large number of items in common with, but also the Tutors that were as passionate about the subject as I was. It is a course that challenges you, forces you to think outside of the box. I would urge all those interested in Politics to apply for the Summer School, it is an experience not be missed out on.’

Practical Details

This is the page for the in-person version of this course – for the online Politics Summer School, please see here.

The in-person Politics Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. This course is now complete for 2022, but you can use the form below to express your interest for Summer 2023.

This course is four days in length, and teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The venue will be Woburn House, Bloomsbury, Central London – see more details here. Please note that this event is non-residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

The cost for this four-day course is £475, and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.