Oxbridge Summer Education

The Magdalen Centre
The Oxford Science Park Oxford OX4 4GA
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Memory and Speed Reading

Memory and Speed Reading

About This Programme


This programme introduces you the techniques of effective reading, comprehension and recall, and the skills that enable you to write persuasively based on the material you have read . . . and remember.


Memory training gives you skills necessary to be able to consistently recall key information at the right time during a conversation, meeting or presentation . . . and to create a great impression, a characteristic of successful people.


Learning how to speed read will allow you to get as much time as possible for productive activities whilst staying on top of all the information that your work or studies require you to stay on top of.





Memory Foundation

  • Debunking memory myths
  • Improving different types of memory
  • Remembering Names and faces
  • Learning how to absorb information when reading
  • Recalling Long Digits


Speed Reading

  • How to measure reading speed
  • Breaking bad reading habits
  • How to read longer
  • Approaching technical material effectively
  • Forming habits in order to read more
  • How to speed read on computer screens


 Memory Mastery

  • Note-taking techniques
  • Ability to remember scripts for a talk
  • Learning a new language


Strong Writing

  • Information recall
  • Managing what you have read
  • Outlining techniques
  • Structuring your writing


Programme Outcomes


  • Increasing your reading speed using practical techniques
  • Improving comprehension with better focus & concentration
  • Approaching technical material and analytical reading more effectively
  • Reading faster on the computer screen and other digital devices
  • Boosting your productivity and avoiding wasted effort
  • Managing the stress of information overload
  • Writing persuasively about what you have read
  • Building academic self-confidence


This programme can be tailored to the needs and interests of students.





  • UK and European Students (Full-time): £1350
  • International Students (Full-time): £2150


A booking fee of £500 must be paid upon confirmation from OSE of acceptance. This amount is non‐refundable but will be deducted from the tuition fee.



Programme Fees Include


  • Shared accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day (including any evening meals at local restaurants)
  • Transfer between course locations when courses are taught in alternate locations, including accommodation and meals
  • Academically related full-day and half-day excursions, including entrance fees
  • Academically related evening activities, including entrance fees
  • All academic tuition
  • Oxbridge Summer Education Programme Certificate



Dates for 2023


  • 12–16 August 2024



Mornings include lectures and round table discussions, followed by ample free time to meet others and become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.





We have excursions to Oxford’s major sites and attractions and the places accessible from it. For example:


  • The Bodleian Library
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Oxford Natural History Museum
  • Museum of the History of Science
  • Oxford (Debating) Union
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Cambridge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Stonehenge
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park



Not Included in the Programme Fee


  • Visa fees – Students requiring a visa can request a support letter from Oxbridge Summer Education
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Passport fees
  • Credit card fees
  • Personal items such as toiletries
  • Airport transfers (an additional fee applies)
  • Personal laundry
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included



Single or twin room accommodation which is a college room (unless otherwise specifically stated) occupied by students during the academic year.


Participants may share bathrooms with members of the same sex if their room is not ensuite.


Caution: If you apply after 30th March, OSE may not be able to accommodate you at Oxford University/College housing. You will be housed, however, at other suitable accommodations.



Pastoral Care


Our tutors, experienced in providing pastoral care at Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities, are always available should you need to speak with someone for personal or professional reasons.



Eligibility & Prerequisites


You must be between 11 to 24 years old. (Age groups: 11-14yrs, 15-18yrs & 19-24yrs)

Parental consent required if under 18.

Working knowledge of the English language: all programmes are delivered in English.