skip to primary navigationskip to content

2016/17 Outreach Events



Our courses

Outreach Events 2016/17

Thursday, 23 February: Archaeology Open Day

Interested in learning more about what Archaeology at Cambridge has to offer? Please come and join us at the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge on Thursday, 23 February, 2017. You will have the opportunity to learn about the various subject tracks offered as part of our exciting new undergraduate course: Archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology and Biological Anthropology. You'll also tour our state-of-the-art laboratories, get hands-on at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, have a chance to chat with lecturers and current undergraduate students and learn about the Cambridge college system and admissions. Current Year 12 students, mature students, parents/carers, teachers and educators are more than welcome.

The event is free to attend, but booking is required.                  


Saturday, 4 March: Studying Egypt and Mesopotamia at University, A Conference for 6th Formers
Held at the Royal Asiatic Society and British Museum in London, this second annual Egyptology and Assyriology Conference provides an opportunity for sixth-formers to listen to sample lectures, learn about courses, tour the British Museum and meet academics from most UK universities teaching these small, but incredibly interesting subjects. Find out more here: Egypt and Mesopotamia Conference 2017




Tuesday, 28th March: Science in Archaeology Day, St John's College

Hosted by St John's College, Science in Archaeology Day will give prospective undergraduate students an opportunity to see how archaeologists and biological anthropologists use science to uncover human past. Featuring presentations and hands-on activities on major methods and themes such as:

  • geoarchaeology and the development of landscapes
  • human evolution and ancient DNA
  • zooarchaeological investigations
  • archaeobotany and the origins and spread of agriculture
  • the isotopic analyses of human and animal material, to study palaeodiet and palaeoclimate
  • chemical analyses of archaeological materials
  • human morphology

Find out more here:


17-29 March: Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences
These conferences are designed to provide up-to-date information on the application and admissions procedure at both institutions as well as providing an insight into student life. The events are aimed at students who have already completed their GCSE examinations (or equivalent) and are now undertaking further study. The conferences will cover: courses available at Oxford and Cambridge, applying to Oxford and Cambridge (including Student Life), student finance and careers and interviews. Admissions tutors, academic staff and current undergraduates from both universities will also be on hand to answer students' questions.
Find out more here:


Saturday, 8th April: CAO Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Masterclass

Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.

Aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college, the Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

Each Masterclass includes:

  • two taster lectures delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

Booking is open to individuals and costs £20, to cover event costs. Funded places are available for some students – details are given on the booking page for each Masterclass. For booking details and further information please see here.

Thursday, 29 June: London Anthropology Day
The event is held at the British Museum. Participants get to learn what anthropology is about, the types of careers anthropologists do, and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at university. Lecturers from universities across Britain provide interactive workshops on biological and social anthropology. Students are able to learn about the various specialisations of participating universities, explore the museum’s ethnographic galleries and interact with volunteers who are currently studying anthropology.
Find out more here:

Thursday & Friday, 6-7 July: Cambridge Undergraduate Open Days
The Cambridge Open Days are for Year 12 students (or equivalent), and mature applicants, who are considering making an application in October 2017 for entry in October 2018 (or deferred entry in October 2019). Attendees will find out what the University and Colleges have to offer, attend presentations on courses, the application process, student support, finance, and careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to academic staff from the departments and Colleges. Undergraduate students will also be on hand to talk to about student life at Cambridge.
Find out more here:

Monday - Friday, 10-14 July: Homerton College Archaeology Summer School
After the success of the 2016 Archaeology Summer School hosted by St John's College, in 2017 it's the turn of Homerton College to host! With space for 45 participants, the 5-day/4-night residential summer school is for students currently in Year 12 who are considering studying archaeology at Cambridge. The summer school will include: taster lectures, museum tours, practical sessions, research/essay skills sessions, admissions and interview advice as well hands-on excavation and fieldwork training. Booking open early March.

So, if you're interested in finding out more about studying Archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology, or Biological Anthropology at Cambridge we hope to see you at one (or more!) of our events sometime over the next academic year!

Our outreach mailing list

If you are interested in finding out more about our full calendar of Open Days and Outreach events, please join our Outreach mailing list

You can also contact us at


For the Open Days of individual Colleges see here.