Founder Professor James G. Basker: Guest Lecture & Ice Cream Social!

Founder of Oxbridge Academic Programs, Professor James Basker visited the students today for a guest lecture as well as a fun ice cream social!

The Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History at Barnard College, Columbia University, Professor Basker studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he completed his doctorate in English literature, and at Cambridge where he earned his MA.

Professor Basker gave a lecture on a topic he is quite passionate about, How Poetry Helped End Slavery. After the lecture, and answering off topic general questions about studying in various great institutions, he invited the students to an ice cream social which in this mid summer heat was a huge hit!