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Resources for Teaching and Learning in Religion, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

50 Religious Treasures: An Inspiring, Interactive Resource for KS3 Learners

50 Religious Treasures introduces students to a range of artefacts and images associated with religion, art and material culture. Discover the unusual treasures of the museums, colleges and the city of Cambridge. 

Play TreasureQuest as you explore our objects. Earn gemstones for correct answers and download certificates to chart your progress, Compete against your friends and be the first to complete the journey through world religions, past and present.

Information for teachers: https://www.50treasures.divinity.cam.ac.uk/about/

The Faculty of Divinity holds additional resources for teachers and students who are interested in exploring Cambridge's religious collections. We also run themed TreasureQuest study days for KS3 students visiting Cambridge. If you are interested in participating, please email expressions of interest to outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk.

 

HE+

HE+, run by the University of Cambridge, has launched a section for sixth form students who want to further their interest in religious studies.

The site gives you the opportunity to read about a topic that isn't linked to your A-level curriculum  You can discover resources such as extra reading material, links to external websites and exercises to try out.

The site is part of a national scheme of HE+ partners. However, even if your school isn't participating in this, you can still use the resources. While there won't be the opportunity to get feedback on your responses to the questions, we hope that you find them useful to develop your skills and deepen your understanding of the subject area. 

No prior knowledge is assumed, so please have a look, whatever you subject interests are.

The topics focus on The Historical Figure of Jesus of Nazareth, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Political Religion and Conservative Christianity in the USA, and Perfect Being Theology. More topics will be released over the course of the year.

You can access these and sign up to receive an email when further topics are added at www.myheplus.com/subjects/religious-studies

School Visits

We are very keen to visit schools and sixth forms to give sample lectures and/or talk about studying Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge. We ask that to maximise the impact of such talks, schools invite students in allied subjects to the talk, or reach out to local schools to increase attendance from students studying Religious Studies or Philosophy and Ethics.

In addition, we would be delighted if you brought a group of students to the Faculty. We can tailor the programme to meet your needs, delivering lectures relevant to your GCSE or A-level programmes. We also offer talks on studying Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at university in general and/or on applying to Cambridge.

There is no charge for either type of visit and in some cases we are able to make a contribution to travel costs. For more details or to arrange a visit, please get in touch by emailing Emma Salgard Cunha, Outreach Officer  or phone 01223 736002.

The University also provides a set of pages with information for Teachers and Parents: www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/find-out-more/teachers-and-parents


Applying to Cambridge for Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion

We filmed some of the talks from the 2015 July Open Day for you to use in making your applications. Please note that there may be some differences in the course since these films were made (notably that our course is now BA Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion and that we have introduced an at-interview admissions exercise.

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

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