Stephen Cherry visits North East schools

At Archbishop Holgate's School, York

This week King's Fellow Stephen Cherry is visiting schools and colleges in the King's North East link areas to deliver a session on The Importance of Being Curious. Stephen is speaking to Year 12 students about choosing university courses and the opportunities available to study new subjects and topics. We hope that the students Stephen meets will be open to learning, that they will feel confident to apply for a 'new' subject where appropriate, and that they will consider Cambridge and other top universities further. Whatever the best choices are for each student, Stephen suggests that ‘curiosity’ is the quality that will take them farthest in life. Claire Ungley, a teacher at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, Hartlepool commented that 'the students came out of the talk incredibly inspired.' Her students also shared their thoughts: 'Stephen Cherry motivated me to question the world around me more than I do already. He really highlighted the importance of questioning and being passionate about learning new things' said Georgia, whilst Morgan commented that 'listening to Stephen Cherry made me appreciate the unknowns in everyday life and come to terms with the fact that we know less than we think.' Becca felt 'inspired and motivated to do my work, and also to think more about university and the opportunities it has.' As Director of Studies in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at King's, Stephen knows how important it is for students to find a university subject that will fascinate them. His webpage, Why Study Theology and new book God Curious: Asking Eternal Questions, are an introduction to his own subject, written for prospective students. He explains how Theology is fascinating, fun and important to our lives today. Many thanks to the host schools who have made it possible for Stephen to work with local students: Cottingham High School, Hull; Archbishop Holgate's School, York; Fulford School, York; Dyke House Sports and Technology College, Hartlepool; Conyers School and Sixth Form, Yarm; Trinity Catholic College, Middlesbrough; The King Edward VI School, Morpeth; Berwick Academy, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Durham Johnston School, Durham, and Consett Academy, Consett. If you are a prospective student and have a question about one of the undergraduate courses at King's, our admissions team would be very pleased to hear from you. The email address is .

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