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London, England and Glasgow, Scotland

Temple Summer in the UK Literature and Culture

Global Temple Conference

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Students at the Museum of London
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Students in Stratford Upon Avon
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Temple Tube Station in London
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Students at Brick Lane
Picture Yourself In London
Picture Yourself In London

London and Glasgow: British Literature and Culture

London has always bulked unusually large in the life of Great Britain—in its politics, its economy, and its imagination.  From the opening of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the Tabard Inn to the multi-cultural North London of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, it is difficult to find an important English author or film director who does not turn to London, even if only to criticize it, as in William Wordsworth’s The Prelude. And so for English majors and non-majors interested in the arts more broadly, London offers an unparalleled place to study English literature and culture, both for its rich history and its contemporary vibrancy as one of the truly global cities of the world. This is why we’re eager to lead a group of students to learn in this setting. 

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Program dates

Six weeks: mid-June through late-July

Language of instruction



London, England
Glasgow, Scotland


Academic program

Students enroll in two of the following courses, for a total of six credits:

  • English 0822 | Shakespeare at the Movies (3 credits) 
    For Temple students, English 0822 is a GenEd Arts (GA) course.
  • English 2003 | Creative Writing: Poetry (3 credits)
  • English 3020 | Special Topics II: Children’s Literature (3 credits)
  • Painting, Drawing & Sculpture 3361 | London and Glasgow Sketchbook (3 credits)

Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in this program will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.


All four courses have excursions associated with them, many of which will be open to all students. 


Basic residence hall or flat 


Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: February 15

For more information, contact: