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Durham University: Public lectures in early March

A love that moves the sun and all the other stars... If this strikes a chord with you, then the public lecture on Dante's Characters is definitely for you!

More interested in the Physics of everyday products? Durham University Open Lectures can cater for Scientists as well! See their website for more information.



Date posted: 

Friday 2 March 2018


Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Bodley's Court lawn

Applications have opened for this year’s Sutton Trust Summer Schools. These enable Year 12 academically gifted, state school students the opportunity to spend six days in Cambridge exploring what it’s like to study a particular subject at university. We have 26 different subjects available so why not encourage your pupils to explore a subject that that may not have encountered before, such as Anglo Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, or Education, English, Drama and the Arts. Applications close on 8 March. Click to find out more about course options, eligibility and how to apply.

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Tuesday 9 January 2018


The Subject Matters: New and Improved!

Credit: The University of Cambridge

The Subject Matters – a series of information sessions for students in Year 10 and Year 11 – is back, with a new and improved programme that now offers students the opportunity to experience an academic taster in either the Arts & Humanities or the Sciences.

The A Level (or equivalent) subject choices that students make in Year 11 can have a major impact on course and university options. To help students make informed choices, our Subject Matters sessions highlight the importance of suitable subjects when making an application to a selective, research-led university such as Cambridge, whilst also providing an overview of higher education, the application process and next steps. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet current undergraduates, Admissions Tutors and postgraduate subject specialists.

Booking is now open for the 2017/18 Subject Matters sessions in October and November. Tickets cost £7.50, although funded places are available for students in care and those who are currently eligible for Free School Meals. There is also a travel fund for individual students who meet either of the same criteria.

To find out more and to book tickets, please click here.

Date posted: 

Friday 6 October 2017


More Year 12 Masterclasses advertised

There are now more subject masterclasses organised by the central Cambridge Admissions Office available for booking.These masterclasses are for students in Year 12 (the penultimate year of school).

The subjects you can book are:

  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
  • Classics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History and Politics
  • Law
  • Genetics & Biochemistry
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Land Economy
  • History of Art
  • Education, Psychology and Learning
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Mathematics
  • Geography

For more detail, please read the information about  Subject Masterclasses on the Cambridge Admissions website. If you would like to book a place, the link is available in the table on that page.

Date posted: 

Friday 27 January 2017


Oxford and Cambridge Year 12 Student Conferences 2017


Each year the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford organise a series of joint conferences for Year 12 (or equivalent) students* and their teachers/HE advisers.This year they will be held in Edinburgh, Merseyside. Newcastle, Surrey, Lisburn, Birmingham and Swansea from mid-March to the end of March.

The conferences will cover:

  •     Courses available at Oxford and Cambridge
  •     Applying to Oxford and Cambridge (including Student Life)
  •     Student finance and careers
  •     Interviews
  •     Oxford & Cambridge Admissions for Teachers and HE Advisors - new programme for 2017 at most venues

Booking is now open.

Date posted: 

Thursday 19 January 2017


Year 12 Saturday Masterclasses available for booking

Lab work

What is studying your subejct at university level really like? Credit: Laurence Livermore

Booking has opened for the February Year 12 Saturday Masterclasses in Cambridge. These events provide you with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within your school syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

4 February:

  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
    (If you're interested in languages, consider giving yourself access to languages, cultures, politics etc outside of Europe. You can study Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures on their own, or you can comine with a language that you already study, such as French, German, Spanish)
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion
    (Recommended if you enjoy subjects such as Philosophy, Ethics as well as Theology. See Why study Theology?)

18 February

  • Classics
    (You don't need to have studied Latin or Greek before - give it a try)
  • History and Politics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • Law
    (You don't need to be studying law at school to apply for Law)

For details and booking, please see the Cambridge admissions website, and for more information about the courses, see the courses section or the King's subject page if you're interested in studying at King's specifically.

If you are at a state school from one of the areas listed at the bottom of this post (but not Cambridge), please read about the link area accommodation scheme if you need accommodation the night before the event. Otherwise, if you need accommodation, this page may be helpful.

Date posted: 

Thursday 15 December 2016


Subject Masterclasses in November 2016

Subject Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within their school syllabus and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge. They are aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college. Including two taster lectures delivered by leading academic members of staff from the University and the opportunity to discuss and ask questions, the masterclasses offer students a true flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.

Booking is now open for November 2016 Masterclasses in:

  • Medicine - 5 November 2016
  • History - 5 November 2016
  • Engineering - 5 November 2016 (to be confirmed)
  • Politics and International Studies - 5 November 2016
  • Genetics and Biochemistry - 12 November 2016
  • Physics - 12 November 2016
  • Archaeology - 12 November 2016
  • Music - 12 November 2016
  • Law - 26 November 2016
  • Chemistry - 26 November 2016
  • Psychological and Behavioural Science - 26 November 2016
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies - 26 November 2016

Please be aware there are only a limited number of spaces available so students are advised to book their places quickly.

Masterclasses are continually added throughout the year and you can register you interest for future events here.

Date posted: 

Monday 26 September 2016


The Subject Matters open for booking

stack of books

Credit: Alberto G.

The Subject Matters is an event for Year 10 and 11 students, run by the University of Cambridge each autumn. Practical and informative sessions will highlight the importance of suitable A Level (or equivalent) subject choices when making an application to a selective, research-led university, and help students access information to make informed A Level choices. In addition, students are provided with information about the University of Cambridge, higher education and career opportunities as well as an overview of the application process and next steps. All sessions are delivered by Admissions Tutors and students have the opportunity to ask questions.

When will the sessions be held?

The Subject Matters sessions will take place in Cambridge on the following dates:

  •     Saturday 15 October 2016 AM
  •     Saturday 15 October 2016 PM
  •     Friday 28 October 2016 PM
  •     Saturday 29 October 2016 AM
  •     Saturday 29 October 2016 PM
  •     Saturday 12 November 2016 AM
  •     Saturday 12 November 2016 PM

How do I make a booking?

To book your place please use the online booking form.


Date posted: 

Sunday 25 September 2016



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