About The Institute

Greene’s Institute was founded in the summer of 2019 as an independent, not-for-profit research and higher education teaching centre in the heart of Oxford. Based in 45 Pembroke Street, just across the road from Christ Church and from Pembroke College, we are housed in a beautiful building erected in the seventeenth century as a coaching inn.

Our mission is twofold: to extend access to the highest standard of higher education available in the UK, and to make original contributions to knowledge through research and publication.

Excellence in Higher Education

The Institute manages and delivers the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma. The diploma course is an innovative programme that serves as a foundation programme for entry to a range of degree programmes in Geology, Palaeontology and Environmental Science at the Universities of Birmingham and Portsmouth. Both are leading institutions in their fields, awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework exercise in 2017-18.

The Institute is now working to develop programmes for visiting undergraduate students from overseas, and we look forward to welcoming our first students to Oxford in January 2020. Focussed initially on History and Medieval Studies, we will be offering students from around the world the opportunity to study at the Institute for a semester or a summer. Students will be taught through the tutorial method that is synonymous with the U.K.'s leading Higher Education Institutions, and will have the opportunity to learn from our outstanding faculty, and to experience the vibrant academic and cultural life of the city. All of these programmes will have scholarships available to ensure that they are accessible to the widest possible range of participants. The Institute believes that the intellectual life of the city is enormously enriched by the presence of visiting students, and looks forward to the contribution that they will make in their time in Oxford.

Contributions to Knowledge

All of Greene’s Institute faculty are active researchers in their academic fields, carrying out new research, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and book series. The Institute intends to provide a base for visiting scholars from overseas who have come to Oxford for research purposes, and will promote the work of those scholars while they are in Oxford. Greene’s Institute will also host academic conferences, beginning as soon as October 2019.