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Literary Edinburgh - Summer 2021!   

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For students in Grades 9-12.

Great Books is excited to offer an On-Campus program this summer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland!

For centuries, Scottish writing has been at the forefront of world literature with this majestic kingdom's poets, authors, and playwrights - some of the greatest writers who ever put pen to paper.

Great Books literary exploration will take place in the hallowed halls of The University of Edinburgh. Imagine walking in the same steps as alumnus Robert Louis Stevenson, contemplating the mystical voyage of the Hispaniola in Treasure Island or observing the monstrous transformation of Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. 

Founded in 1582, The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is currently ranked as one of the best universities in the world for arts and humanities. Great Books students will have the privilege of studying in some of the oldest and most enchanting buildings in the city!


Literary Edinburgh students will spend the mornings in Shared Inquiry seminars and discussions focused on the works of great Scottish writers including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Muriel Spark, Irvine Welsh, Sir James Matthew Barrie, and of course, Scotland's national bard, the poet Robert Burns.

“The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

During the afternoon, students will walk in the literary steps of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Peter Pan, Long John Silver, Harry Potter, and evil incarnate himself, Lord Voldemort.

Students will live their literature as they explore the Royal Mile and take a walking tour of the city's historic sites, storybook castles, and historic landmarks that inspired so many of Scotland's poets and authors.

Add Oxford for More Literary Adventure:

Literary Edinburgh is also open to students in high school and works well as a standalone week or added to Great Books at Oxford for a two-week adventure abroad.

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For further information on Great Books Edinburgh, please call or text 203-612-9470, or email



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