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Department of Archaeology

Friday, 7 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:45
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For Year 12 students, parents, teachers, HE advisers and mature students. 

Egypt and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq; ancient Sumer, Assyria and Babylon) bequeathed to posterity some of the most fascinating remains from all of the ancient world.  

At Cambridge, Egyptology and Assyriology are based in the Department of Archaeology where you can study the archaeology, cultures and languages of one or both of these fascinating ancient civilisations in all three years as an undergraduate student. 

Join us for our Egyptology and Assyriology Study Day for prospective undergraduates, kindly hosted by Christ's College, on Friday 7 February 2020 to discover more about these subjects at Cambridge through lectures, language and practical sessions. 

Please book via the following link.

Attendance is free, but booking is required. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria, though this is not a prerequisite to applying:

  • from the state maintained sector, particularly where they attend schools or colleges with a low overall A-level, Higher/Advanced Higher (or equivalent) point score and/or schools or colleges with low progression to higher education
  • the first generation in their family to attend university
  • eligible for free school meals and/or pupil premium
  • who are (or have been) looked after, accommodated or in care who will only need to meet the study year and academic requirements. 


Booking closes 31 January, 2020. 

In some cases travel bursaries may be available. Please contact  for further details. 

Programme TBC

10:00-10:15 Registration
10:15-11:15 Egyptology Sample Lecture
11:15am-12:30 Ancient Babylonian language session
12:30-13:45 Lunch and tour of Christ's College
13:45-14:45 Ancient Egyptian language session
14:45-15:00 Walk to Department of Archaeology
15:00-16:00 Practical session
16:00-16:45 Making a competitive application / Q&A session


Contact name: 
Laure Bonner
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 333528
Event location: 
Christ's College, Cambridge
Geographical areas: 
Egypt and Sudan
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Assyriology and Mesopotamian Archaeology
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Assyriology and Mesopotamian Languages
Egyptology and Egyptian Language
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