Summer Research Institute

We welcome Universities and Colleges from around the world to join the Summer Research Institute of Harris Manchester College, in the University of Oxford. The Institute meets for one week in the Summer of every year; usually the first week of July, with members invited to use our unique University libraries, stay in the College, have wonderful meals, and meet new academics. 

The week is an oasis for academics to research, write, and think in the peaceful academic setting of the College and with the extraordinary facilities, archives, and libraries that Oxford can offer. Alongside access to libraries and I.T. support, delegates will be offered expert personal assistance in planning and organising the week.

Further Information

The College

The College was re-founded in 1786 to train people for the learned professions, appearing first in Manchester before moving down to York, London, and eventually Oxford in the late 19th century. Harris Manchester was made a full college of the University of Oxford in 1996, accepting students over the age of 21 to enlist in higher degrees, with 2020/1 representing our 25th Anniversary year of college status.

The major subjects taught by the College are: Clinical Medicine, Law, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Human Sciences, Philosophy, Politics, Archaeology and Anthropology, Theology, Oriental Studies, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology.


The College provide comfortable accommodation in en-suite rooms.

We also have accommodation which is fully accessible for those with limited mobility.

Membership of the Summer Research Institute is open to Universities and Colleges; and there are a variety of packages available. Contact: Kate Wilson ( for further details.

We have been running this programme for over fifteen years and are confident of its value, not only to the individuals who attend but to their Universities. Its contribution to professional development has always been greatly appreciated.

Contact Details

For further information, booking forms and brochures, please contact Kate Wilson using the details below, who will be happy to assist with any questions:


Phone: +44 1865 618082

This highly successful week has been running for over 15 years and we welcome any inquiries!