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Open days and other events

We have a very full program of outreach and information events for undergraduates, postgraduates, mature students, and international applicants. This page is updated regularly as details become available. If you have any queries, or want to arrange a visit, please contact

Undergraduate Open Days 2018

The Faculty will be open in conjunction with the University of Cambridge Open Days, 5th and 6th July 2018. Prospective students for the BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion are welcome to join us as part of their experience of the university-wide open days.

As well as hosting a number of talks for applicants to the university, we will also offer tours of the library, taster lectures, and talks for applicants to Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion.

Bookings for the university and college open days are available through the central university:

The full programme for the July 2018 Open Days is now available here.

For a FINAL timetable of Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion events, click here.


1) Do I have to book in advance? 

Please register for the Open Days through the University's eventbrite booking service, There is no additional registration to attend the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion talks taking place in this building.

2) How do I find the faculty?

The faculty is on the pedestrianised Sidgwick Site, in easy walking distance of most of the central colleges. The UniVersal bus service stops on West Rd, just a 30 second walk away. The building is fully accessible. 

3) What will the Open Day be like?

Virtually the whole university, including colleges, libraries, museums and faculties will be open to prospective students! Here in the Faculty of Divinity, we will run lectures and information sessions for parents and applicants. There will be students and staff on hand to ask questions. We would advise our applicants to use the Faculty of Divinity as a base for the day - attend course-specific sessions in the Faculty, go to talks across the Sidgwick Site, and make time to visit a few of the colleges to look at accommodation, speak to students, and chat with admissions staff. (BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion is offered by all colleges except Churchill.)


Graduate Open Days 2018

The Postgraduate Open Day will take place on 2nd November 2018. Bookings will open in August. Prospective graduate students are welcome to visit the faculty all year round. Please get in touch with for more information.


Sutton Trust Summer School

The Theology and Philosophy Summer School will take place on 13th - 18th August 2018 for students in Year 12. This is a subject-specific residential where you live and study as a Cambridge student. Applications have now closed and applicants will receive further details by email.

What happens at the Summer School? During the day, you’ll be in your academic department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. But it’s not all work. After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you.

Please be aware that you must meet certain eligibility criteria to be accepted on the summer schools.

For more information and applications, please visit


Experience Cambridge

For those who are not able to gain a place on the annual Summer School, we run Experience Cambridge. Students visit the university on two occasions: once in late June and then again in July. Each day starts at 11.00am and finishes at 4.00pm. Dates for each subject will be released as they are set. Attendance at both the first and second day is compulsory. In between you will complete a study project, either on your own or in groups, supported by the course leaders. Applications have now closed and applicants will receive further details by email.

For more information, see


Past Events


Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

The Faculty of Divinity attended the 2018 Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences which took place across the UK in March 2018. For more information about the conferences, please visit


Study Days


Fitzwilliam College 'Progress in Religious Studies' Taster Day for year 12 students and their teachers

The Progress in Religious Studies Taster Day will take place on Friday 23 March 2018.

Run by Fitzwilliam College, the Progress in Religious Studies Taster Day is for Year 12 students from state schools intending to study Religious Studies and/or Theology at university and for their teachers.

Scholars from Fitzwilliam College give students a flavour of what goes on in Religious Studies and Theology in Cambridge.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge throughout the day, as well as a complimentary lunch.

More information including full timetable is available here:


Religion and the Arts Study Day

The Faculty of Divinity study day was held 11th November 2017 for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

The day included talks designed to give students more information about studying Religion or Theology at university and about applying to Cambridge, a lecture from Dr Elizabeth Powell on religion and the arts, a special tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum's religious collections by Dr Victoria Avery, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's rare book collections in the Founder's Library, and an opportunity to practice your curating skills!

 Bookings for next year's event will open early in 2019.


Girton College TRPR Taster Day 

Girton College hosted students in years 10 and 11 for a taster day in Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion. More details about the schedule of events are here:

Students had the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate TRPR students, and experience taster sessions on a range of topics.

Bookings for next year's event will open early in 2019.


Theology and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass

Our  Theology and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass took place on Saturday 10th February 2018 at the Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. The program included lectures and workshops by Ankur Barua and Simone Kotva, an introduction to the Cambridge undergraduate degree, and a talk about the application process.

Bookings for next year's event will open early in 2019.


Visiting Cambridge

We would be delighted if you visited us. We have several Open Days in Cambridge and elsewhere throughout the year to give you the opportunity to hear about the degree programme and to listen to a sample lecture.

There are other times during the year when the Faculty is open to visitors, such as the university’s Festival of Ideas.

You are very welcome to visit the Faculty outside Open Days, but we recommend that you get in touch to check opening times and the availability of staff. We are located off West Road on the Sidgwick Site, with many other Arts and Humanities Faculties. Please see our page on how to find us for more information.


Visiting you

In addition we are keen to visit schools and sixth forms to talk about studying Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge, and we can also organise visits to the faculty from school groups. If you would like to discuss whether we could visit your school or area, please get in touch by emailing  or phone 01223 763002.