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Theology and Literature Study Day Booking Form

Theology and Literature: A Year 11-12 Study Day 

How is religious meaning shaped by words on a page? How are literary texts influenced by the beliefs of their authors and readers? What are the differences between sacred and literary writing? Can the act of writing be an act of worship? What happens to religious literature in performance? 

The Faculty of English and the Faculty of Divinity are holding a joint study day on Monday 13th January 2020 exploring the relationship between theology and literature. The day is aimed at students in Years 11 and 12 with an interest in literature, performance, theology, religion, and philosophy of religion - especially those who may be considering studying these subjects at university. 

Timetable

Please note that the timetable may be subject to minor changes.

10.00

Registration opens in the Faculty of English

10.20

Welcome

10.30 – 11.15

Session 1: 'A word or two, as olde bookes trete': Learning to Read What You Want with Chaucer’s 'Pardoner’s Tale’ with Dr Scott Annett (Faculty of English)

11.15 – 11.25

Break

11.25 – 12.10

Session 2: Poetry and Prayer with Dr Sophie Read (Faculty of English)

12.15 – 13.00

Lunch at Selwyn College

13.00 – 13.30

Tour of Selwyn College with current undergraduates

13.30 – 14.15

Session 3: Confessions and the Art of Creation with Dr Ruth Jackson (Faculty of Divinity)

14.15 – 14.30

Break

14.30 – 15.00

Q&A with Faculty members and current undergraduates

Applications

To apply, please fill out the form below by Friday 13th December 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 17th December 2019. We will give priority to applicants currently attending UK state schools, currently attending an FE college, and those from under-represented geographical regions of the UK.

Schools are welcome to bring groups of up to 6 students and will be eligible for additional funding to cover transport where half of those students meet widening participation criteria. Please contact for more information.

Full information will be sent out to participants on 17th December. Places may still be available after this date, subject to availability. Please email .

Funding

There is no charge for attending the day and lunch will be provided. Students will be responsible for travelling to and from the Faculty of English at the beginning and end of the event. However, they will be accompanied by staff between locations during the day.

We have limited discretionary funds to assist with the costs of attendance for
:

  • Anyone eligible for the 16-19 Bursary
  • Anyone eligible for Discretionary Learner Support
  • Children in Care
  • Certain state school groups - please email to enquire.
Please email the if this applies to you. You will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility. 

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Thank you for your interest in the Study Day. We hope to see you soon in Cambridge!