International Summer Schools 2015

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About the International Summer Schools

Our 2014 programme had a tremendous line-up of academics who delivered 190 courses and over 140 plenary lectures. The 2015 programme will allow you to choose from a similar variety of interdisciplinary and specialist programmes and give you the opportunity to stay in one of Cambridge’s historic Colleges.


Director's welcome

Sarah Ormrod 90pxAfter the success of our 91st year, we are already looking forward to our 92nd! Our 2015 brochure, which will feature new programmes and courses, will be available at the end of this year.

Sarah J Ormrod, Director of International Programmes

Read Sarah's blog, 'Summer Schools in the making'


CU 2014 brochure cover 90pxDownload our brochure

Download the 2014 International Summer Schools brochure as a PDF (5.31MB)

If you are not on our mailing list, you can also request a free paper copy


Photo competition 2014

This year we will be awarding prizes for the single images that capture the mood of the following categories:
1. Summer Schools - Still life
2. Summer Schools - People
3. Iconic Cambridge

Up to four images can be entered for each category. The image file name should be:
Name of phographer_category_location_title.

For information about submitting images please contact

Deadline: 30 September 2014

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This image, taken by Eun Jung Kim of the Republic of Korea, was the winner of last year's competition.

90th Anniversary: 1923-2013

90th Brochure cover 2013 v1Download our 90th Anniversary commemorative booklet and read memories from past students, Course Directors and Plenary Lecturers.

Read a further selection of recollections from past Summer School students.

My expectations were exceeded.

William Cope, United States of America

I came into contact with people from all over the world who shared a passion for and an enthusiasm towards learning. I found the learning environment peaceful and an ideal place to learn.

Ruth Jacob, United Kingdom

My experience at the Summer Schools completely changed my perspective on life.

Rita Santos, Portugal

Contact us

University of Cambridge
International Programmes
Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall, Madingley
Cambridge, CB23 8AQ, UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848