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Faculty of Divinity


Applications are now open for the GCSE Study Day in Religious Studies:

Art & the Nature of the Divine in Christianity, Islam & Buddhism

Magic Apple Tree

Study religion and art in the context of Christianity, Islam & Buddhism, in a way that is hands-on and tailored to help students get the most out of their Religious Studies GCSE.

The focus will be on art and nature of the divine in the context of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Students will enjoy a talk on the Magic Apple Tree painting by award-winning poet, singer-songwriter, priest and academic, Dr Malcom Guite as well as take part in four workshops and explore some of the Museum’s rarely-seen religious objects.

The workshops will be led by experienced staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Faculty of Divinity.



10.00   Arrival and registration (Fitzwilliam Museum)
10.15   God and Revelation:  The Magic Apple Tree painting with poet, priest and singer-songwriter Dr Malcolm Guite
11.15  Break 

Parallel workshops on art and the nature of the divine in the context of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism led by experts and teachers at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Students will also have an opportunity to visit the Graham Robertson Study Room at the museum as see the Magic Apple Tree painting, which is not on public display.

12.30  Lunch (bring your own)
1.00  Workshop on Religious Questions and Art
1.45  The 50 Religious Treasures of Cambridge film competition screening of the KS3/4 and KS5 winning films 
2.00     Departure



To apply, please email  (Faculty of Divinity, Outreach Officer) with the name of your school, the number of students you would like to bring, and their Year group/s.  Places are limited and priority will be given to UK state schools.



* Please note that the programme is subject to alteration without notice. However, the start & end times of the event will remain unchanged.


Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00
Contact name: 
Dr Danielle Redhead
Event location: 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge