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Are you currently in Year 12 (or equivalent) or a mature student interested in learning more about what Archaeology at Cambridge has to offer? Please come and join us at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge on Thursday, 27 February, 2020.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the various subject tracks offered as part of our exciting undergraduate course: Archaeology, Assyriology, Egyptology and Biological Anthropology. The day will also feature practical sessions and tours of our world-class facilities and you will have the chance to chat with lecturers and current undergraduate students about the Cambridge college system and admissions.

Current Year 12 students, mature students, parents/carers and teachers are more than welcome to attend.

In some cases travel bursaries may be available. Please contact our outreach coordinator, Laure Bonner, at  to find out more.

The event is free to attend, but booking is required. Book your place at: 


Department of Archaeology Open Day Programme

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 

10:00-10:30 Registration/Tea & Coffee

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

10:30-12:00 Introductory lectures on Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Egyptology and Assyriology

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

12:00-12:30 Tour of Haddon Library 

Haddon Library

12:30-13:15 Lunch 

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

13:15-14:00 TBC
14:00-15:00 TBC  
15:00-16:00 TBC Parent/Teacher session

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

16:00-17:00 Archaeology Undergraduate course at Cambridge and the application process explained 

Q and A and Feedback

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 


Registration begins at 10am in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (see map below). 

Parking in the centre of Cambridge can be quite difficult and expensive. We recommend using the Park and Ride system, details of which can be found at

The Department of Archaeology is located near the centre of Cambridge and is just a short walk (c. 15-20 minutes) from Cambridge Rail Station.