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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Oct 02, 2017

Student's Perspective of Life at Oxford

Want to read a student's personal perspective of life at Oxford?

Well, why not take a look at a blog written by Kate Tuohy who has just completed her English Literature and Language degree. The blog is filled with current information on personal statements, entrance exams and interviews.She has also created an Instagram page thatoxfordgirl under 'Matilda Rose'.

Please visit by clicking here

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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