Great Britain Academic Tour is a “great success”

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Two days after Corban’s commencement, Drs. Sam Baker, Colette Tennant, and Kent Kersey led a group of 29 on a 16-day academic tour of historic sites throughout the British Isles. Discussions already are under way to offer a similar tour in May 2013.

Corban’s first Great Britain Academic Tour group traveled to Edinburgh, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Bath, London, and Dublin. Along the way, they visited Sir Walter Scott Tower, St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, National Galleries, Palace of Holyroodhouse, John Knox Museum, Shakespeare’s birth place. Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare’s grave, Blenheim Palace, C. S. Lewis’s house and church, Magdalen College, Eagle & Child, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trinity College, and Christchurch Cathedral.

“Over the years, Corban has offered academic tours of Israel and Egypt,” Kersey noted. “We thought it would be great to offer a different experience, one that combined British history, theology, and literature. We had a great time.”

“God blessed the trip by giving us good health and safe travels,” Tennant said. That included the fact the group already had left Ireland when air travel was unexpectedly curtailed by Iceland’s latest volcanic eruption. “Even better, the group of students really bonded. Everybody got to know everyone else. They deepened acquaintances and friendships all along the way.”

“The next Great Britain tour will be capped at 30 participants,” Tennant added. “That way, we can all travel together in a single tour bus. The tour, after all, is all about the journey, not the destination.”


Editor’s note: To tentatively reserve a spot on the May 2013 tour, write to Dr. Tennant at Be sure to specify whether you’re a Corban student, parent, alumnus, or supporter.

  • Corban’s 2011 Great Britain Academic Tour group 
    outside Trinity College in Dublin.

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