This summer Newbold College of Higher Education is pleased to offer a series of academically engaging, faith affirming, engaging experiences during the summer of 2013.
The College’s summer course programme, offered in June/July, is designed to appeal to the heart as well as challenge the mind. Whether your desire is to learn something new, expand your skills, or to embrace new perspectives, one of these study options may be right for you. For lovers of English literature, or those with a dramatic flair – consider the Shakespeare Drama Workshop or the CS Lewis: Literature and the Religious Life courses. Participants in the Shakespeare workshop will work towards a Certificate in Shakespearean Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and will perform an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Sylvia’s Garden on the College campus. Get to know the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, in the CS Lewis course. Study other works by CS Lewis and visit Oxford locations that had impact on his life: his home, local church and the colleges where he studied and taught. For those with a yen for the past, or an interest in theological origins – consider the Creation and the Gospel, or The Reformation: An Historical Perspective courses. Explore ways to present creation in a winning way to those who fear God so much that they deny His existence, and how good or useful science is when it comes to evaluating the origin of humans in the Creation and the Gospel course. For a more historical view of Creation, The Reformation course examines how Creation was understood during the Reformation period, the relationship between the Reformation and the Book, how it spread and how it affected social life. Discover what prompted Henry VIII to start the English Reformation and visit key locations such as the Oxford Martyrs’ Memorial and the Fitzalan Chapel.Those looking to enhance their business, communication and media skills, or who would like to learn how to use existing skills in a church environment – consider the Media, Religion and Culture, Business Skills for Enabling Local Church Ministry, or Cross-Cultural Management courses. Examine how the media treats religious stories through consideration of historic and contemporary stories in Media, Religion and Culture, learn to use skills in finance, accounting, marketing, fundraising, property and contract management, information technology and more for your local church in Business Skills for Enabling Local Church Ministry, and explore the cultural influences on management in Britain and Continental Europe in Cross-Cultural Management. If you’d like to have a more spiritual, faith-based or theological experience – consider Personal Spirituality and Faith. In this course, explore themes such as prayer, judgement, solitude, vocation and simplicity and find ways to develop a faith that can truly bear the weight of your every day life.Attendees will benefit from the international teaching expertise of the summer course presenters who will be travelling from as far away as the United States, Australia and Europe to deliver this series. Newbold College of Higher Education is a Seventh-day Adventist provider of tertiary education based in Binfield, Berkshire. Newbold specialises in theology and religion, business, English literature and history, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
To learn more about Newold’s summer courses, or their courses for the academic year, visit www.newbold.ac.uk