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2017/18 Outreach Events



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Outreach Events 2017/18



Outreach for Prospective Students

22 February: Archaeology Open Day, University of Cambridge

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, 22 February, 2018.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the various subject tracks offered as part of our 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 and teachers are more than welcome.

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


3 March: 3rd Annual Egypt and Mesopotamia Conference for 6th formers, Royal Asiatic Society and British Museum, London

The purpose of this one-day conference is to give sixth formers an opportunity to explore what it is like to study Egypt and Mesopotamia at British Universities: to see what makes the subject area so intellectually and culturally exciting, learn about the various degree courses, and understand what admissions tutors are looking for.

The programme will include talks about careers, information on admissions, and the opportunity to meet current students and academic staff from many of the institutions in the UK that teach these subjects. There will also be gallery tours (led by current staff and students) and sample lectures.

Find out more here: Annual Egypt and Mesopotamia Conference for Sixth Formers



16-28 March: Oxbridge Student Conferences, UK-wide

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
  • Interviews
  • Oxford & Cambridge Admissions for Teachers and HE Advisors

*Planning for the 2018 Conferences is underway and bookings will open in January 2018.*

Find out more here:

20 March: Science in Archaeology Day at St John's College, University of Cambridge

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

This event is free, but booking is required.

April TBC: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Masterclass


June TBC: University Archaeology Day, London


5 & 6 July: Undergraduate Open Days, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge and its Colleges will be opening their doors for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 5 July and Friday 6 July 2018.

These large-scale events are for Year 12 students (or equivalent) and mature students (aged 21 or over) who are considering making an application in October 2018 for entry in October 2019 (or deferred entry in October 2020).

Attendees will be able to find out what the University and Colleges have to offer through presentations on courses, the application process, student life, and finance. They’ll also have the opportunity to talk to undergraduate students and staff from the Colleges and academic departments.

All undergraduate Colleges and courses will be represented as part of the Cambridge Open Days.

Find out more here:


9 July: London Anthropology Day

London Anthropology Day (LAD) is a FREE annual university taster day for Year 12, 13, FE students, careers advisers and teachers. The event is held at the British Museum‘s Education Clore Centre. On the day, 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:



July TBC: Trinity College Archaeology Summer School


6 - 11 August: Sutton Trust Archaeology Summer School

The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where you live and study as a Cambridge student. You’ll stay in your own private student room within a Cambridge College, eat with other Summer School students in the canteens and socialise in the common rooms.

During the day, you’ll be in your academic department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. The subject timetables are varied: you might undertake your own research project, participate in seminars, laboratory sessions or fieldwork, go behind-the-scenes at museums or test out Cambridge’s supervisions (specialised, small-group teaching).

But it’s not all work. After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you. You’ll get to go on a chauffeured punt tour of the River Cam, take part in a range of sports and societies, and enjoy a ‘Formal Hall’ celebratory dinner and party on the final night.

By the end of the week, we hope that you’ll leave inspired by your subject, with new knowledge and skills which will stand you in good stead for your final year of school. We hope, too, that you’ll be able to make an informed decision about what you want to do next, whatever subject, university or route you’re considering.

*Bookings open January 2018*

For further information about the Sutton Trust Summer School programme, including eligibility requirements and application details please see:


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