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Open days and other events

We have a very full program of outreach and information events for undergraduates, postgraduates, mature students, and international applicants. This page is updated regularly as details become available. If you have any queries, or want to arrange a visit, please contact outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk

Summary of Outreach for Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Event Details Date Bookings
Masterclasses These one day taster events for Year 12 students take place throughout the academic year. Check back regularly!

February 2019 date TBC

Check back regularly for dates in 2019
Study Days

Girton College Theology Study Day


 

Fitzwilliam College Progress in Religious Studies Day

31 January 2019

22 March 2019

Nominations open now!

 

Bookings open soon

50 Treasures Launch

 

A public lecture to launch 50 Religious Treasures of Cambridge
Professor Eamon Duffy, 'The Book of Hours'

https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/news/50-religious-treasures-of-cambridge

TBC

Details to follow

All welcome!

Theology and Literature Study Day

Theology and Literature Study Day
A joint study day between the faculties of English and Divinity. We encourage applications from students from state schools or with no family background of university education. For more information, contact outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk.

14 January 2019

Apply now! 
Shadowing Scheme

TRPR students are proud to be part of the University Shadowing Scheme:

 

January and February 2019

Bookings open now!

Sutton Trust Summer School An annual residential summer school for students in Year 12. Further details below. 19-23 August 2019 Check back in January 2019
Experience Cambridge For those who are not able to gain a place on the annual Sutton Trust Summer School, we run Experience Cambridge. Students visit the university on two occasions: once in late June and then again in July. June and July 2019 TBC Check back in January 2019
Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences Representatives from Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion will attend the annual Oxford-Cambridge Student Conferences in London, Newcastle, Swansea, Aintree and Birmingham 15-28 March  2019  Check back in January 2019
Film Competition The annual Cambridge Religion on Film Competition. The 2018 theme is 'Religious Spaces', with a prize fund of £500 for the winners. Deadline 10th December  2018 Open now
Undergraduate Open Days

Faculty Open Day


University Open Days

 

Mature Applicant Open Afternoon (see below)

24 April 2019

4 and 5 July 2019 

 

Not yet available

Mature Applicant and Advanced Diploma Open Afternoon

An information afternoon for prospective mature undergraduates (age 21+) and students interested in the Advanced Diploma

8 February 2019

Open now
Graduate Open Day The Faculty Open Day for MPhil and PhD Applicants has now passed. Applicants for the Advanced Diploma may wish to attend the Mature Applicant Open Afternoon (see above).  
Teacher Events

"Theologies of Reading"

A professional development opportunity for teachers of RE and English.

Wed 3rd April and Wed 19th June 2019 Booking and further details
International Student Support Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion welcomes applications from overseas students. To find out if we are in your area, or for more information, contact outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk. Email outreach@divinity.
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MYTH
A Study Day on Religion in the Ancient World
This study day is aimed at prospective students in Y11 and Y12 from Black backgrounds. This bespoke day will include talks and hands-on guided study sessions themed on 'myth', also taking in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, and getting insight into student life from current undergraduates. 26th February 2019 Not yet available
50 Treasures Days www.50treasures.divinity.cam.ac.uk is our KS3 website for exploring religion and the arts in Cambridge's museums and heritage collections. Our TreasureQuest days are aimed at pre-GCSE cohorts and are arranged to suit school timetables. On request  Email outreach@divinity.
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Visits We regularly visit, and receive visits from, groups of all ages interested in exploring theology. Please don't hesitate to be in touch: outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk On request Email outreach@divinity.
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Further Information on Annual Events

Sutton Trust Summer School

The Theology and Philosophy Summer School took place on 13th - 18th August 2018 for students in Year 12. This is a subject-specific residential where you live and study as a Cambridge student. Applications have now closed and applicants will receive further details by email.

What happens at the Summer School? 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.

Please be aware that you must meet certain eligibility criteria to be accepted on the summer schools.

For more information and applications, please visit http://summerschools.suttontrust.com/university/cambridge/

Experience Cambridge

For those who are not able to gain a place on the annual Summer School, we run Experience Cambridge. Students visit the university on two occasions: once in late June and then again in July. 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. Applications have now closed and applicants will receive further details by email.

For more information, see  www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/summer-schools/experience-cambridge

 

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

The Faculty of Divinity attended the 2018 Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences which took place across the UK in March 2018. For more information about the conferences, please visit www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events/student-conferences.

 

Undergraduate Open Days 2019

Prospective students for the BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion are welcome to join us for our faculty Open Days, or as part of their experience of the university-wide open days, which take place each July.

As well as hosting a number of talks for applicants, we will also offer tours of the library, language taster classes, sample lectures.

FAQs

1) Do I have to book in advance? 

Yes please! A booking form will be available a few months before the event. For the July Open Days, you will need to register via the university's central booking system in order to visit colleges and attend some talks. 

2) How do I find the faculty?

The faculty is on the pedestrianised Sidgwick Site, in easy walking distance of most of the central colleges. The UniVersal bus service stops on West Rd, just a 30 second walk away. The building is fully accessible. 

3) What will the Open Day be like?

At the university-wide open days, virtually the whole university, including colleges, libraries, museums and faculties will be open to prospective students. Here in the Faculty of Divinity, we will run lectures and information sessions for parents and applicants. There will be students and staff on hand to ask questions. 

At the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion open day we'll run a full day's programme of taster lectures, scriptural language classes, and Q and As with our students. Teachers, family and other supporters are welcome to join us. We'll also arrange a few local college trips led by teaching staff in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion.

We would always advise our applicants to use the Faculty of Divinity as a base for the day, making time to visit the city and a few of the colleges too (BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion is offered by all colleges except Churchill.)

 

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 able to visit schools and sixth forms to talk about studying Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge. We're especially keen to make visits to collaborating groups of schools where our lecturers can meet with a large cohort of students. We also make regular short visits to schools in Cambridge and the local region. If you would like to discuss whether we could visit your school or area, please get in touch by emailing  or phone 01223 763002.