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Open days and other events

Open Afternoons

Our next Open Afternoon is on Thursday 6th July. This will give you the chance to see the Faculty, hear about the course, listen to a sample lecture, take a sample scriptural language class, and have the chance to speak to staff and current students.

Please book a place using the online form. If you are a teacher wishing to bring students, please email Laura directly with numbers and names of those that will be attending:

If you'd like to visit at another time, please get in touch with Laura Jeffrey, Outreach Officer  

If you can't make this date, why not look at the films below? 

Past resources

We filmed some of the talks from the 2015 July Open Day. Please note that there may be some differences in the course since these films were made, notably that it is now called Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion and the need for applicants to sit an admissions assessment.

Welcome and Introduction

Course outline

Sample lecture 

Student View: Why I applied to Cambridge to study Theology

Student View: Typical day of a Theology Student

Student View: What I enjoy studying


Sutton Trust Summer School

The Theology and Philosophy Summer School is taking place on 14th - 18th August 2017 for students in Year 12. This is a subject-specific residential where you live and study as a Cambridge student. 

During the day, you’ll be in your academic department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. But it’s not all work. After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you.

There are 12 places and the closing date for applications in 2017 is 5pm on 2 March. Please be aware that you must meet certain eligibility criteria to be accepted on the summer schools.

For more information and applications, please visit

Experience Cambridge

For those that are unsuccessful in gaining a place on the Summer School, we run Experience Cambridge. Students visit the university on two occasions: once in late June and then again in July 2017. Each day starts at 11.00am and finishes at 4.00pm. Dates for each subject will be released as they are set. Attendance at both the first and second day is compulsory. In between you will complete a study project, either on your own or in groups, supported by the course leaders. 

For more information, see


Our Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass took place on Saturday 4th February. Thank you to all who came. 

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

The Faculty of Divinity was at four Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences this year: Merseyside 20th, Newcastle 21st, Birmingham 28th, and Swansea 29th March. For more information about the conferences taking place next year, please visit

Study Day

Writing religion: using Greek and Hebrew manuscripts to construct religious history

The Faculty of Divinity held a study day on 12th November for students in Years 11, 12 and 13 who are interested in finding out more about how religion is studied at university. The day began with talk about how Theology and Religion is taught at Cambridge. It was followed by a lecture from Dr James Aitken, looking at how manuscripts in Hebrew and in Greek can shed light on the lives and personalities of the people who wrote them. In the afternoon we visited the University Library to see some manuscripts and heard more from Dr Ben Outhwaite about the potential of religious manuscripts to give us an insight into the communities that owned and produced them. The day concluded back at the Faculty with a hands-on activity using primary sources.

Visiting Cambridge

We would be delighted if you visited us. We have several Open Days in Cambridge and elsewhere throughout the year to give you the opportunity to hear about the degree programme and to listen to a sample lecture.

There are other times during the year when the Faculty is open to visitors, such as the university’s Festival of Ideas.

You are very welcome to visit the Faculty outside Open Days, but we recommend that you get in touch to check opening times and the availability of staff. We are located off West Road on the Sidgwick Site, with many other Arts and Humanities Faculties. Please see our page on how to find us for more information.

Visiting you

In addition we are keen to visit schools and sixth forms to talk about studying Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge. If you would like to discuss whether we could visit your school or area, please get in touch by emailing Laura Jeffrey, Outreach Officer  or phone 01223 763958.