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Open days and other events

Girton College TRPR Taster Day

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Girton College will be hosting students in years 10 and 11 for a taster day in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion. More details about the schedule of events and how to apply are here:

The day will:

  • Reveal and explain the breadth covered by university courses in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion.
  • Encourage students to develop an interest in these subjects and demonstrate the value of studying them at university. 
  • Enable students to experience taster sessions on a range of topical issues related to the study of religion.
  • Inform them about their A Level choices and how this will affect their university applications. 

Students will have the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate TRPR students, and experience taster sessions on a range of topics.


Study Day

Religion and the Arts

The Faculty of Divinity study day was held 11th November 2017 for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

The day included talks designed to give students more information about studying Religion or Theology at university and about applying to Cambridge, a lecture from Dr Elizabeth Powell on religion and the arts, a special tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum's religious collections by Dr Victoria Avery, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's rare book collections in the Founder's Library, and an opportunity to practice your curating skills!


Open Afternoons

Our most recent Open Afternoon was on Thursday 6th July. This gave prospective students the chance to see the Faculty, hear about the course, listen to a sample lecture, take a sample scriptural language class, and speak to staff and current students.

If you missed this and would like the chance to visit at another time, please contact the Faculty  - or explore our website for lots more information about our courses. 

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 took place on 14th - 18th August 2017 for students in Year 12. This was a subject-specific residential where you live and study as a Cambridge student. Details about the 2018 Summer School will be posted in due course.

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. 

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 will be attending the 2018 Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences. For more information about the conferences, please visit


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.