Madeira English teacher travels to Oxford University on fellowship

September 11, 2019
Ms. McGrory at Oxford University

English Teacher Ms. McGrory spent part of her summer vacation at Oxford University with the Oxford Teacher Seminar, taking the Shakespeare History course. She was awarded an Exceptional Merit Fellowship to attend, and was one of only 40 educators in the program. Of those 40, only a handful were accepted into the Shakespeare Teachers Seminar.

“Since I teach Shakespeare courses and am fascinated by him, I thought it was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge. At Oxford, we broke into small groups for about four hours every morning and delved into a different aspect of Shakespeare, such as the complexity of his female characters, the aspects of his life that informed his work, and major themes throughout his plays. It was an enriching experience and I am so glad I attended.”

The Oxford Teacher Seminar is held at Worcester College in the University of Oxford, England. Participants have the unique opportunity to share in the academic and cultural traditions of this famous institution. Teachers meet Rhodes Scholars; visit colleges, libraries, and historic sites; and gain an insider’s feeling for the deeper resources behind the beauty and tradition of “the city of dreaming spires.”

Congratulations Ms. McGrory!