IB Diploma Teacher Workshops

  • In cooperation with the IB since 2002.
  • Small, informal groups
  • IB approved leaders
  • Course fee : £795
  • Lively social programme
  • All meals included

Professional Development in Oxford

St Clare’s has been running IB Diploma teacher workshops in cooperation with the IB since 2002.

Our workshops are small and informal. Our preferred group size is 12 with an absolute maximum of 15 participants, and we usually run no more than four subjects at any one time. This ensures that participants can easily share ideas within their workshop groups.

Social activities are an integral to our workshop events. Our popular programme is designed to ensure that participants can make the most of their time in the beautiful, historic, City of Oxford.
Our workshops include:

  • all lunches and refreshments
  • evening meals
  • a guided walking tour of Oxford’s historic city centre
  • a tour of the IB College
  • workshop dinner, barbecue, buffet or curry night
  • official IB certification
walking tour
coffee break

Workshops in 2018:

Dates 2018 Subjects offered Places remaining Experience level
19 – 22 September Theory of Knowledge: WORKSHOP FULL 0 category 1
3 – 6 October History 3 category 1
28- 31 October Environmental Systems and Societies 9 category 1
Visual Arts 8 category 1 & 2
14 – 17 November Creativity, Activity, Service 8 category 1
12 – 15 December Psychology 9 category 2


Workshops in 2019:

The following workshops have just  been approved by the IB.  Please register your interest by downloading , completing and returning this downloadable form : TW application form for workshops in 2019

please download, complete and return the form to david.fowkes@stclares.ac.uk

start date end date  category workshop title places remaining
14/02/2019 16/02/2019 3 IB Visual Arts: Promoting the use of emerging media 12
1 History 12
1 Coordination 12
18/04/2019 20/04/2019 2 Administrators 12
1 English A: Language and literature 12
1 Language A: Literature (generic) 12
2 Visual arts 12
16/05/2019 18/05/2019 2 Economics 12
2 History 12
1 Creativity, activity, service 12
20/06/2019 22/06/2019 2 Chemistry 12
2 Theory of knowledge 12
2 Biology 12
2 Mathematics: Applications and interpretation 12
2 Psychology 12
24/10/2019 26/10/2019 2 Environmental systems and societies 12
3 IB Visual Arts: Promoting the use of emerging media 12
28/11/2019 30/11/2019 2 Biology 12
1 Geography 12
1 Psychology 12
1 Language A: Literature (generic) 12

Workshop Programme:

Registration is held on Arrival Day ( usually Wednesday) at 2100 hours . Local participants may wish to register on the Thursday morning at 0830.  All registration takes place at  18 Bardwell road, Oxford,  OX2 6SP

Sample programme
Arrival Day Arrival by 2100 Registration and drinks
Day 1 0900-1500 workshops 1600 Oxford City tour 1930 Social event
Day 2 0900-1700 workshops 1930  College tour 2000 Dinner in the IB world school
Day 3 0900-1400 workshops 1400 Departure
NB: precise timings may change subject to availability and numbers

Workshop fees: £795

For workshops September 2018 – June 2019:  Workshop fee : £795.

NOTE: Fee includes all workshops, refreshments, social events, lunches and evening meals. Accommodation fee is paid separately. The College will reserve local hotel rooms on your behalf. Please check appropriate tick box on application form.


We have arranged a special delegate rate in a local hotel.  Workshop fees and accommodation fees are charged separately. Please note that this special hotel rate is only available if you book through St Clare’s. Lunch and dinner are provided in College; breakfast is taken at the hotel. Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements.

Bed and Breakfast fee per night :

  • £102.95 – until 31st December 2018
  • £107.95 – from January 1st until December 31st  2019

Fees are payable directly to the hotel at the point of check-in –  they are not included in the workshop fees.

Workshop fees are invoiced directly to the participants’ schools.



if you have any questions regarding any aspect of our workshops please contact

David Fowkes,

Director, IB Institute, St.Clare’s, Oxford


Getting to St.Clare’s.

St Clare’s is located in north Oxford, just 1.5 km from the city centre.

By train

Oxford train station is a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Regular trains from London Paddington take between 60-90 minutes. Take a taxi from the station to the college, a 5-10 minute journey. Contact National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50 (National Rail website) for information on trains and fares to and from Oxford or visit the websites of the train companies who service Oxford (Great Western RailwaysChiltern RailwaysCross Country Trains).

By bus

Fast and frequent bus services link Oxford to London and Oxford to the airports. When you get on the bus you should ask for the Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford. Take a taxi from Gloucester Green to the College, a 5-10 minute journey.

  • The Oxford Express — a 24-hour express bus service from London Victoria station to Oxford — journey approximately 90 minutes
  • The Airline — a 24-hour express bus service from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Oxford — journey approximately 60-120 minutes

By car

Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40 motorway. Come off the M40 at junction 8 (A40) or junction 9 (A34) to link directly to the Oxford ring road. The ring road provides direct access to the south and west via the A34. Approach the city from the north. Take the Banbury Road south from the ring road. Pass the shops of Summertown until you reach the traffic light junction at Marston Ferry Road. The Banbury Road campus is first right on the corner of Lathbury Road at 139 Banbury Road. The Bardwell Road centre is further south. Continue down the Banbury Road and take a left turn into Bardwell Road. The reception is in no. 18 Bardwell Road.

Park and ride

Parking in the city centre is extremely limited and long stay visitors to Oxford arriving by car are recommended to use the city’s Park & Ride service. Fast and frequent bus services link car parks on the ring road with the city centre, seven days a week. The Water Eaton Park & Ride (to the north of the city, off the A34 and the A4260 from Kidlington) serves both St Clare’s campuses. Take the No. 500 bus from the car park and ask for the St.Margaret’s Road bus stop. The bus service runs every 10-12 minutes. Contact the Oxford Bus Company for further information on timetables and routes on +44 (0)1865 785400 or visit their excellent Park and Ride website for detailed maps and instructions.

Parking at St Clare’s

Parking in the roads around the College is very limited and restricted to two hours only. It is regularly patrolled by traffic wardens. If you require advice on city centre access or parking contact the Tourist Information Centre. Tel: +44 (0)1865 726871.

Back to top ^

St Clare's, Oxford