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Department of Archaeology Open Day for Prospective Undergraduates - 21 February 2019

Department of Archaeology Open Day for Prospective Undergraduates 

Thursday, 21 February 2019 

Department of Archaeology exterior

Are you currently in Year 12 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, 21 February, 2019.

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. You'll also have a practical, hands-on session on human evolution and osteology, have a tour of the Haddon Library and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and 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. 

Department of Archaeology Open Day Programme

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 

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 - Dr Susanne Hakenbeck, Dr Emma Pomeroy, Dr Kate Spence

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

12:00-12:30

Tour of Haddon Library - led by Aidan Baker

Haddon Library

12:30-13:15

Lunch 

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

13:15-14:00

Tour of Emmanuel College

14:00-15:00

Biological Anthropology practical session - led by Dr Trish Biers

Henry Wellcome Building

 

15:00-16:00

Tour of Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - led by Sarah-Jane Harknett

MAA

Parent/Teacher session - led by Dr Dacia Viejo Rose and Laure Bonner

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

16:00-17:00

Archaeology Undergraduate course at Cambridge and the application process explained - led by Professor John Robb and Laure Bonner

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 here:  http://cambridgeparkandride.info/

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.