Italian Open Day

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 13:00
Event cost
St Giles'
Information for visitors with disabilities

Ramp access to building via main entrance on St Giles. Main hall on ground floor, lift to Room 2.

Target audience
Parents, Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12)
Required Book here

Open day for prospective students interested in studying Italian at Oxford. Programme below (also available here:

10.30–11.00 am Arrival & coffee: Main Hall

11.00 am Welcome and Introduction (Prof. Simon Gilson)

11.10 am Overview of the Course (Prof. Emmanuela Tandello and Prof. Francesca Southerden)

11.30 am Students. Literature mini-lecture. ‘Dante’s Ulysses’ (Professor Elena Lombardi), Room 2

12.00pm ‘Reading Italian’ (Dr Vilma de Gasperin and Prof. Tandello). Session suitable for both beginners of Italian and non-beginners., Room 2

Companions/ Teachers. Break out Q&A (Prof. Gilson and Prof. Southerden), Main Hall

12.30 pm Q&A on Admissions and Year Abroad (all present); chance to hear from current undergraduate students about their experiences. Main Hall

1.00 pm End of formal programme. Visitors will be free to explore the city and the colleges independently.