• Program Description


    Humanities Spring goes to London and the beautiful Lake District and Edinburgh (April 22nd – May 2nd 2012)

    Humanities Spring in London is a full-immersion travel study program in which students get a direct, firsthand experience of   London, Grasmere  & the beautiful  Lake District, and Edinburgh.  Intense, site-specific learning: we’ll read Virginia Woolf in the London she wrote about so illuminatingly, and Wordsworth in the Grasmere which inspired him, David Hume in Edinburgh who wrote there when the city was referred to as the Athens of the North, and look at Turner and Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley,  and Constable, 20th century architecture, Georgian city-planning, — all in an attempt  to understand as much as we can of the English and Scottish contribution to contemporary intellectual and artistic life! Both in the classroom —  when we are reading texts or writing mini-compositions about what students have seen that day —  and out  — relaxing in a royal garden, on a HS tour of a museum, sitting on the steps of  St. Paul’s Cathedral, strolling along the lake so dear to Wordsworth or through  one of London’s charming and lively outdoor markets, conversation is at the heart of the Humanities Spring experience.

    The Thames Cruise

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