Participants normally take two workshops. Each workshop meets twice a week for two hours. Classes are kept small, and will usually contain no more than 12 participants. In addition to taking part in the workshops, participants attend the daily plenary sessions.
Applicants may not necessarily have yet achieved publication, but will have written regularly and read widely over a sustained period. Applicants should be keen readers, and bring an open-minded, questioning approach to both reading and writing. Normally applicants will have a first degree, or equivalent, although in some cases other evidence of suitability may be acceptable.
The programme will be accommodated and taught in Exeter College. Founded in 1314, Exeter is one of the University's oldest colleges and is situated in the heart of Oxford.