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February 8, 2012

Study in London

During the Winter term of 2013, the Department will once again offer English Majors the chance to study in London.  This is your chance to encounter the cultural capital of our discipline and to connect your study of British literature and culture with the actual sights, sounds, people, and living history of England.  The London winter term runs for 11 weeks, from January 96through March 22, 2013.  There is a one week mid-term break, during which most students travel in Europe and Great Britain.

UO English Majors have some added incentives to study in London:

  • Fulfill FOUR English major requirements while taking any THREE courses in English literature, history, art history, or theatre.           
  • Apply for a London Winter Scholarship!  In addition to other Study Abroad support, one scholarship of $1000, and additional scholarships of $500-$4000 will be available to UO English majors enrolling in the London program in Winter 2012.  Students receiving Pell Grants are also eligible for a Gilman International scholarship of up to $5000.  For further information contact Professor Mark Quigley at
  • Download Scholarship information and Applications here! 

 Scholarship Information Sheet

Tims-Ellis Scholarship Application

“An English Winter Scholarship” Application

“UO Study Abroad Scholarship Application


Winter is an especially appealing season in London.  Here is some of what you can expect:

  • Experience the Secret London, the one ignored by tourists and loved by natives—the winter city, when visitors can find the best theater, uncrowded museums, and (sometimes) a city glistening in snow and ice.
  • Discover the still accessible world of Victorian London in art and literature on guided tours of a nineteenth-century city still hiding in the shadows of the present one.
  • Visit some of the spooky churches of the mysterious seventeenth-century architect, Nicholas Hawksmore.
  • Sample the sights and sounds of Camden Town, hot-bed of London’s “neo-soul” music that is gaining fans across the world.
  • Encounter the vibrant, multicultural world of 21st-century London—its music, its foods, its neighborhoods, its new ideas.
  • Visit the historic cities of Bath and Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.
  • Visit some of the central sites of British cultural history, inside and outside London.
  • Jet away for long weekends (courtesy of cheap flights on Ryanair and others) to exciting locales across Europe.


In addition to being one of the most dynamic and exciting cities on the planet, London is one of the most expensive!  Nevertheless, fees for the London Program ($13,840 for Winter 2012) cover a wide range of services and activities, including:

  • Tuition
  • Excursions within London and beyond
  • Theater and exhibition tickets
  • Books and course materials
  • Homestay
  • Breakfast each day
  • Dinner four nights a week
  • Two loads of laundry per week
  • Local transportation pass
  • Medical insurance
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Associate membership of the International Students House
  • Associate membership in the University of London Union (upon request)
  • On-site orientation
  • Expert support, pre-departure and on-site


A full description of the London curriculum, program expenses, housing arrangements, and application procedures can be found here.

UO English Majors are invited to contact the Department’s London coordinator, Professor Mark Quigley (, to inquire about scholarship assistance.  Advising for the London program and other UO study abroad programs is available through Study Abroad Programs at (541)346-3207 or

In addition to course offerings in theater, history, and Victorian art and architecture, the London 2012 program will offer two courses by the English Department’s Professor Martha Bayless . The program is open to all UO students, and students from other universities are also encouraged to apply.


London Theater
(Resident faculty—40 contact hours)
Attend at least six productions on the London stage—the world’s most renowned. Examine key elements in the development of the British and European theater tradition. Tour theaters and gain first-hand experience from invited practitioners and guest speakers.

Victorian Art and Architecture
(Resident faculty—40 contact hours)
The reign of Queen Victoria spanned a period of industrial growth, leading to dynamic urban expansion and social change, reflected in the art and architecture of the period. Explore Victorian painting, design, and architecture set in its historical background and stylistic context through museum visits and tours of the city.

Tudor England
(Resident faculty—40 contact hours)
Throughout the sixteenth century, developments in English politics, government, and society at large transformed the country from the medieval to a more modern world. Dissect the political and social background of Tudor England: people, religion, power, and metropolitan life. Trace the tumultuous reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary; the gradual consolidation in the reign of Elizabeth; and the transition from the Tudors to the Stuarts



Send us your news for inclusion in the 2013 English Department Newsletter. Updates can be sent to Professor Paul Peppis at