Students are encouraged to make use of The Courtauld Gallery and of The Courtauld’s other unique facilities. During July, all students have access to the book library. The book library staff have kindly offered to give two brief induction sessions to our students on Mondays, and to open from the earlier time of 9.30 am during Summer School in July, so that Summer School students have a chance to consult the library before the start of classes at 10.00am, and after classes until 17.30pm. Summer School students are further welcome to use the library for reference from the end of the summer term on 26 June to the end of July and in September before the beginning of the new academic year, during which the library will open at 10.30 am. Please note that the library is closed in August for stock-taking.

While on a course students have full access to The Courtauld Gallery during opening hours. Monday afternoons are particularly designed to give students the opportunity to get to know our Gallery in depth: Courtauld postgraduate students will offer a choice of 45-minute gallery talks on selected aspects of the collections, after which  Summer School participants are invited to explore the Gallery further until it closes at 6pm.

At the end of each week of courses there is a plenary lecture given by an eminent guest speaker in The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre at The Courtauld. Following the lecture there is a farewell party, which takes place either in the Institute or, on one occasion during July, in The Courtauld Gallery. Summer School students are invited to attend all the plenary lectures and parties and may also bring a guest to both events at no extra charge.


Morning and afternoon tea and coffee will be provided free of charge by our caterers, Leafi, if you are in the Institute. The Leafi team was appointed to The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2010 and prides itself on its 'honest home cooking', making use of local and seasonal, quality ingredients.  We are pleased that lunches at discounted student rates will be available for Summer School students throughout the week.