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Faculty Open Day Booking Form

If you are considering studying Theology, Religion or Philosophy of Religion at University, we would encourage you to visit us and explore the wealth of opportunities on offer at Cambridge.

Attending an Open Day gives you a chance to experience two undergraduate taster lectures, find out more about our Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion undergraduate degree, speak to staff, visit our world-class library and receive advice on the application process. With the option to have lunch at a nearby college, we hope the day will give you a good feel for life as a student here.

The next Open Day is Wed 22nd April 2020, and the programme will run from 10am to 3.30pm. If you would like to use the remainder of the day to visit the city and any additional colleges, advice will be available on the day.


9.45 - 10:15

Registration and refreshments

10:15 – 11.00

What on earth is Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion? Dr Hilary Marlow, Director of Studies, Girton College and Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew, Faculty of Divinity

11:00 -11:20

What can you do with a degree in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion? Catherine Alexander, University of Cambridge Careers Service

11:20 – 11.30


11:30 - 12:15

Taster lecture The Baptism of Jesus Dr James Carleton Paget, Reader in New Testament Studies and Fellow and Tutor, Peterhouse College

Session for parents & supporters  Dr Justin Meggitt, University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion

12:15 - 1:15

Lunch break and library visits

1:15 - 2:00


From application to interview – what are we looking for in successful candidates? Dr James Gardom, Dean & Director of Studies in Theology, Pembroke College

2:00 – 2:45


Taster lecture Are you who you think you are? Insights from Buddhist mindfulness Dr Ankur Barua, Lecturer in Hindu Studies, Faculty of Divinity

Session for parents & supporters  Dr Justin Meggitt, University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion

2:45 – 3:30

Q&A session with members of the Faculty and current undergraduates

Please note that we reserve the right to make changes to the programme without notice.

Location and accessibility

The Open Day will be held at the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, CB3 9BS. Information about travelling to the Faculty is available here. The Faculty is fully accessible with a lift to all floors. Disabled parking is available on site and can be reserved in advance. Please email We recommend that visitors travelling by car use the Park and Ride service at Madingley Road and take the Universal U bus service from Eddington Avenue (rather than the Park&Ride service) to the West Road stop, which is across the road from the Faculty. The Faculty can also be reached easily from Cambridge train station using the same Universal U bus line.


Please fill in the form below to book a place for yourself and up to two guests. Depending on numbers, we may need to reserve some lectures for prospective students only - tea and coffee will be provided and accompanying guests are welcome to tour the faculty and meet our staff during these times.

Group bookings

If you are a teacher looking to book a place for yourself and more than one student, please email  with your details and the names of the students who will be attending. We cannot accept group bookings through this form.

Thank you for registering for our 2020 Open Day. More information about how the University uses your personal data is available here.