My [thirst for knowledge] hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal.
— William Shakespeare
Photo credit: Dahee Son

Photo credit: Dahee Son


Winter 2019: Oxford goes to Portugal

Clube Praia da Oura is located on the golden beach of Albufeira in the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, known for its stunning scenery and picturesque fishing towns. The Muthu Clube Praia da Oura is the second largest hotel in Portugal and offers a great social atmosphere and some of the best sea views in the Algarve. The resort provides two swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, sauna, restaurant, activities area, self-service launderette and sundeck. The vibrant town of Albufeira is only a short walk away. The Algarve offers a sunny and warm respite from the dreary climate of England during February and is the ideal venue for our Winter 2019 summit.


Accommodation and Food

All students and faculty advisors will be accommodated at the resort hotel in single ensuite rooms. Breakfast and lunch will be included every day beginning Monday (18 Feb) until Saturday (23 Feb). Breakfast will be included before checkout on Sunday (24 Feb).

All classes and seminars will take place at the resort business centre. Students will have access to their classroom as well as breakout rooms for group work during the project phase.

Students’ safety and welfare are very important to us. As such, we ask that they be accompanied by chaperones who will attend to their pastoral needs. 

The local area is very safe, and the resort hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and cafés in the town, so students will have numerous dinner options available to them. There will also be some scheduled activity time for students to explore sports and cultural events nearby.

Photo credit: Martha Dominguez

Photo credit: Martha Dominguez





Our products are crafted one at a time and tailored completely to the individual tastes of our customers. Our shelves are not full of stock, but covered with tools and pieces of wool, cotton, and suede. We concentrate on quality, which is why we usually have a waiting list for most of our products. Payment secures your reservation. We will be in touch within 24h to arrange a fitting and a meeting to discuss the details of your desired product. Below are our current waiting times for each item in days.


At the moment we only ship within the United Kingdom, with in-person fittings only available in Oxford. Other clients are encouraged to contact us to receive our self-measurement guide, which includes a re-fitting guarantee and a discussion about your requirements. We are happy to add new shipping options depending on where you are.