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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

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!

10 November

(February 2019 date TBC)

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Study Days

Girton College Theology Study Day

Fitzwilliam College Progress in Religious Studies Day

31 January 2019

22 March 2019

Not yet available

Not yet available

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

14 January 2019

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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 19-23 August 2019 Not yet available
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 Not yet available
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
Festival of Ideas - Events for Young People As part of the Festival of Ideas, we're running a talk for GCSE students on 'The Problem of Evil'. 24th October 2018

Bookings open now

Film Competition The annual Cambridge Religion on Film Competition. The 2018 theme is 'Religious Spaces', with a prize fund of £500 for the winners. 10th December  2018 Open now
Undergraduate Open Days Faculty Open Day

University Open Days
24th April 2019

4th and 5th July 2019 TBC
Not yet available
Mature Applicant Open Afternoon An information afternoon for prospective mature undergraduates (age 21+) and students interested in the Advanced Diploma 8th February 2019 Not yet available
Graduate Open Day Faculty Open Day for MPhil and PhD Applicants 2nd November 2018 Booking open
Teacher Events We run teacher engagement events throughout the year. More details on this years events will be available shortly. Dates throughout the year Not yet available
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 Email outreach@divinity.
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 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.
Visits We regularly visit, and receive visits from, groups of all ages interested in exploring theology. Please don't hesitate to be in touch: On request Email outreach@divinity.


Upcoming Events

Graduate Open Day, 2nd November 2018

The Postgraduate Open Day will take place on 2nd November 2018. Bookings are available here. A programme of events, taking place at the central Hub, in the colleges, and at the Faculty, will be published in October.

Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to meet with academic and department staff, as well as current postgraduate students, to find out about life and studying at Cambridge. During the morning of the event, you will be able to visit the Colleges - booking is compulsory. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to learn more about individual courses by talking to academic staff and by visiting the faculty and library, or by speaking to our faculty representatives and students at the central Exhibition Hub.

Prospective graduate students are also welcome to visit the faculty all year round and to contact potential supervisors by email. Please get in touch with for more information.


Theology and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass

Our  Theology and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass will take place on Saturday 10th November 2018 at the Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. The program will include lectures and talks, an introduction to the Cambridge undergraduate degree, and advice about the application process.

Bookings will open soon.

We expect to hold a second Masterclass in February. The date will be confirmed shortly.


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


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


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


Study Days

Fitzwilliam College 'Progress in Religious Studies' Taster Day for year 12 students and their teachers

The Progress in Religious Studies Taster Day will take place on Friday 22 March 2019.

Run by Fitzwilliam College, the Progress in Religious Studies Taster Day is for Year 12 students from state schools intending to study Religious Studies and/or Theology at university and for their teachers.

Scholars from Fitzwilliam College give students a flavour of what goes on in Religious Studies and Theology in Cambridge.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge throughout the day, as well as a complimentary lunch.

More information and bookings will be available here in November 2018:


Girton College TRPR Taster Day 

Girton College will host a day for students in years 10 and 11 to encourage further study in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion on 31st January 2019. More details about the event are available here.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate TRPR students, chat to admissions tutors and academics, and experience short interactive taster sessions on a range of topics.

Bookings for next year's event will open early in 2019.


Undergraduate Open Days 2018

Prospective students for the BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion are welcome to join us 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.


1) Do I have to book in advance? 

You will need to register via the university's central booking system. There is no additional registration to attend the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion talks taking place in this building - all are welcome.

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?

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. We would advise our applicants to use the Faculty of Divinity as a base for the day - attend course-specific sessions in the Faculty, go to talks across the Sidgwick Site, and make time to visit a few of the colleges to look at accommodation, speak to students, and chat with admissions staff. (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 keen to visit schools and sixth forms to talk about studying Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge, and we can also organise visits to the faculty from school groups. If you would like to discuss whether we could visit your school or area, please get in touch by emailing  or phone 01223 763002.