International Academic Programmes › 2015: Kuala Lumpur Summer School

Kuala Lumpur Summer School, 20 - 25 July 2015

175 students from across Malaysia were given the opportunity to attend the St Anne’s College Summer School in collaboration with FrogAsia, whose Chief Executive, Lou Yeoh, is a St Anne’s alumna (Materials Science, 2006). The Summer School was kindly hosted by Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 20 and 25 July, with the aim of raising aspirations and inspiring students to consider the possibility of applying to universities in the UK.

The 16-year-old students were given a unique opportunity to learn from St Anne’s Fellows and Tutors, with each student attending four classes across a range of subjects. Due to the kind sponsorship of FrogAsia and the YTL Foundation, we were able to host students from a wide range of backgrounds, from International, Private and National Schools across Malaysia. 


Our huge thanks go to our fantastic tutors, who fought off the jet-lag to teach exciting and original classes for the students!

Biochemistry: Dr David Harris and Dr Peter Judge 
Physics: Professor Neville Harnew and Ms Faye Cheung
Engineering and Materials Science: Professor Chris Grovenor, Dr Budimir Rosic and Dr Cosimo Mazzoni
Geography and Biology: Dr Nick Middleton and Dr Michelle Taylor
Mathematics and Computing: Dr Graham Nelson and Mr Thomas Reuss
Law: Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos
Politics and Philosophy: Dr Matt Longo and Dr Theron Pummer

Professor Martin Speight and Dr Robert Chard also ran a Supplementary Programme of sessions on the Oxford admissions process and critical thinking skills, open to students, parents, teachers and officials from the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

Two evening Public Lectures, held at the Majestic Hotel on 21 July, and attended by the UK High Commissioner to Malaysia, were given by Professor Chris Grovenor, Tutorial Fellow in Materials, on the potential for civil nuclear energy in Malaysia, and Professor Martin Speight, Senior Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, on the preservation of biodiversity.

Following the Summer School, St Anne’s took part in the annual Leaps of Knowledge Conference, organised by FrogAsia. The conference offered a further 500 parents, teachers and students insights into higher education in the United Kingdom and at Oxford.

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