Harrow School,
03 - 07 July 2017


Thinking of applying...

Lumina is a free course for Year 12 students attending state schools in Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith, Fulham, Harrow and Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, and the Cities of London and Westminster.

Over five days, learn more about Oxbridge, its admissions process and how to choose the right course and college.

Sharpen your subject knowledge, refine your personal statement and practise your interview technique.

Meet like-minded young people with similar ambitions. Hear from senior Oxbridge staff and get the inside story from current students.

End the course in the know and with the confidence to make a strong application.

To view the course handbook from 2016,   click here.


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Whats Involved

  • Useful talks from informed speakers
  • On-hand experts including Oxbridge lecturers, admissions tutors, graduates and undergraduates
  •   University-style tutorials, presentations, subject tasters and Q&A panels
  •  Day visits to both Oxford and Cambridge
  •    Tailored preparation materials and reading lists to take away

View the current course programme

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Jul 10, 2017

Lumina 2017 round-up

Lumina 2017 took place during the week 3 - 7 July, inducting 190 students into the process of Oxbridge applications.

Speakers over the week included Dr Michael Sutherland, Corpus Christi, Cambridge and Dr Sandra Campbell, St John's College, Oxford.

The students thoroughly enjoyed trips to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as learning the details of UCAS applications and interview techniques.

Current undergraduates supported the course as Lumina staff members, advising future Oxbridge students of the application process and giving their thoughts on university life, courses and of their own experiences.

Please click here for 'Applying to Oxford or Cambridge', click here for 'Plan of Medic Specific Workshop', click here for 'Why Choose Cambridge' and click here for 'Humanities at Oxford and Cambridge'


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Jim Hawkins

“Harrow School and Twyford C of E Academies Trust were proud to hold the inaugural Lumina conference in summer 2014, and we thank John Lyon’s Charity for their continuing funding support. Through this programme, we will encourage bright young people across northwest London to aim for Oxford and Cambridge places, and help to create a peer group of like-minded students who not only have similar aspirations but are really well informed about the admissions process.”

Jim Hawkins, Head Master of Harrow School

Alice Hudson, Executive Head of Twyford C of E Academies Trust

Alice Hudson