University of Edinburgh
These sessions will help you think about what defines each of the three main kinds of literature: poetry, drama and prose. Through lectures and tutorial-style discussions, led by academic staff and tutors, you will get a sense of what studying English Literature might be like at university level. We aim to introduce you to new strategies of thinking about literature, and new issues and questions which invite you to engage with texts more critically. Over the course of the week, you will also produce a group poster on a topic which has most interested you.
Philosophy studies a wide variety of questions, some abstract and general: ‘What is knowledge?’ ‘Do properties exist?’; some quite specific: ‘What is the meaning of the word 'the'?’; and some practical: ‘How should we lead our lives?’ In the Philosophy programme, you'll be hearing and thinking about questions like these, giving you a sense of what it is like to study Philosophy. You will attend four lectures from Philosophy staff, each followed by a small-group discussion between you, your course-mates, and a tutor. In the group project, you will go into more details on a particular topic and create a poster about it.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
A-Level: English Literature or combined English
IB: HL English