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Study Day

Religion and the Arts

The Faculty of Divinity is holding a study day on 11th November for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

The day will begin in Pembroke College with to talks designed to give students more information about studying religion or Theology at university and about applying to Cambridge in general. We will then offer you a taste of what it is like to learn at Cambridge. This will begin with a lecture from Dr Elizabeth Powell on religion and the arts. After lunch (please bring your own), students will receive a guided tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum by Dr Victoria Avery. This will be followed by a behind the scenes look at the museum's rare book collections in the Founder's Library, conducted by Dr Suzanne Reynolds. 

To join us on this exciting opportunity to learn about the connections between religion and the arts, please complete the booking form

Open Afternoons

Our most recent Open Afternoon was on Thursday 6th July. This gave prospective students the chance to see the Faculty, hear about the course, listen to a sample lecture, take a sample scriptural language class, and speak to staff and current students.

If you missed this and would like the chance to visit at another time, please contact the Faculty  or why not look at the films below? 

Past resources

We filmed some of the talks from the 2015 July Open Day. Please note that there may be some differences in the course since these films were made, notably that it is now called Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion and the need for applicants to sit an admissions assessment.

Welcome and Introduction

Course outline

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


Sutton Trust Summer School

The Theology and Philosophy Summer School is taking place on 14th - 18th August 2017 for students in Year 12. This is a subject-specific residential where you live and study as a Cambridge student. 

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.

There are 12 places and the closing date for applications in 2017 is 5pm on 2 March. 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 that are unsuccessful in gaining a place on the Summer School, we run Experience Cambridge. Students visit the university on two occasions: once in late June and then again in July 2017. 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. 

For more information, see


Our Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass took place on Saturday 4th February. Thank you to all who came. 

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences

The Faculty of Divinity was at four Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences this year: Merseyside 20th, Newcastle 21st, Birmingham 28th, and Swansea 29th March. For more information about the conferences taking place next year, please visit

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. If you would like to discuss whether we could visit your school or area, please get in touch by emailing  or phone 01223 763002.