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Religious Studies, RE and Philosophy teachers are consistently named by our undergraduates as the biggest influence in them applying to study theology, religion and philosophy of religion at Cambridge. Thank you!

University of Cambridge Teachers and Advisers’ Conference - 18th July 2023

The conference is suitable for anyone supporting students to apply to university, and will include sessions on the application process, the new teacher reference and an interview example session. There will also be a lunch and networking session at St John's College.

Who is the Buddha?

NEW! In person Teacher CPD in January and February 2023 in Cambridge and Edinburgh. To register for the in person events or watch the series of free webinars for school teachers were held in early 2022, following this link. The 'Who is the Buddha?' project is a collaboration between the Faculty of Divinity and the University of Edinburgh. The series explores key aspects of Buddhism through the figure of the Buddha and aims to take teachers on an informative and entertaining tour through Buddhist literature, ideas, and practices, and gain access to some new resources for teaching Buddhism in your own classroom. The series is suitable for new and experienced teachers.

What does good RE look like?

The Faculty was delighted to host Chief Ofsted Inspector and RE Schools & Subject Lead Richard Kueh on 'What does good RE look like?' in March 2022. Dr Kueh is an alumni of both the Faculty of Divinity and the Faculty of Education, and his educational career has spanned pastoral and academic roles in various phases, including Head of Department for a new free school, pastoral Head of Year, SEMH Co-ordinator, RE Subject Specialist for a multi-academy trust, Project Director for a regional school improvement partnership, Vice-Principal of a large secondary school, Associate Principal of a primary school and Director of Teacher Training & Development for a teacher training provider.

A recording of the lecture is available here.

Cambridge in your classroom


Experts from the Faculty of Divinity answer some of the big questions of religion, philosophy and ethics in this series of Cambridge in your Classroom. Aimed at students aged 14-18, Cambridge in Your Classroom is a joint project by the Faculty of Divinity and the Faculty of Education Religious Studies PGCE course. Full details are here.

A resource for teachers and learners that supports Religious Education as well as the arts and humanities at Key Stage 3 & 4. Showcasing fifty of Cambridge's most unusual religious treasures, from classical sculpture to Islamic art, medieval architecture to contemporary photography, this resource supports independent and extension learning. Students can find out more about religious objects across multiple religions, complete quizzes and challenges, and absorb the powerful multi-faith stories represented by the objects. We hold an annual film competition based on the 50 Religious Treasures.

MASSOLIT lectures

High-quality, curriculum-linked video lectures for GCSE, A Level and IB students and teachers as part of the MASSOLIT lecture series, covering topics such as Christian Moral Action, Theology and Gender and Biblical Criticism. Please note that these lectures are hosted by an external provider and some content requires a subscription.

Philosothon - enter your school

A Philosothon is debating event which aims to promote philosophical enquiry and rigour by bringing students together to encourage them to move beyond discussion towards critical inquiry. For details of the next event, and to register your school, follow this link.


Additional Resources for Teachers

We invite you to have a look at the Cambridge resources below, which have been developed for use in classrooms as well as for teacher CPD.

Scripture & Violence Project

Scriptural Reasoning

Theologies of Reading

Faraday Institute resources (supporting the teaching of science and religion, particularly in Primary School)

Join our mailing list

The Faculty of Divinity regularly hosts CPD events for teachers, both online and in person, often in collaboration with the Faculty of Education Religious Studies programme. We would encourage you to follow us on Twitter, where we advertise all of our upcoming events for students and teachers. You may also like to sign up to our mailing list.

Monthly updates to help you support your students

The University Admissions Office sends out a monthly Teachers' Newsletter to keep teachers and HE advisers up-to-date on College and University events, the latest admissions news, and resources for students and teachers. It is worth signing up, if you regularly have students interested in studying at Cambridge.

Visiting the Faculty

We encourage teachers to bring their students to our annual Open Days and Study Days, where students will be able to experience taster lectures and meet our undergraduates and Faculty members.

You can find out about our next Open Day here.

You can find out about our Masterclasses and Study Days here.