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Alert:

Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

The information below relates to the programme planned for 2020. We will post the details of the 2021 programme towards the end of the year.

In the meantime, for Summer 2020 the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning has been created to offer courses during the summer via remote learning. For further information please click here.

This programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from some of the finest British medievalists. Course Directors encourage you to develop your own arguments about big historical issues while helping you to understand the complexities of the chosen field. Courses are offered in defined topics which encompass art, architecture, history, literature, religion, trade and health.

The programme is challenging and is predicated on doing advance reading. It attracts current undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university teachers, however the interdisciplinary nature of the programme will appeal to anyone with an interest in medieval studies. 

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Accommodation

To add to your experience, you will have the unique opportunity to stay in one of five beautiful Cambridge Colleges. Each is very different in character, but all offer a warm welcome. All are within easy walking distance of the main teaching site and the vibrant city centre. You will meet fellow students and become familiar with Cambridge in a way few are privileged to experience.

The Colleges

Gonville & Caius College (Standard rooms)

Distinguished for having produced fourteen Nobel Prize winners, this beautiful College, dating back to medieval times, is located in the heart of the city centre near the hustle and bustle of the lively market, restaurants and cafés. The College offers standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities. A pleasant 10 minute walk across the river and along the Backs takes you to the main teaching site. Read more »

Newnham College (En suite rooms: week 2 only and Standard rooms both weeks)

Set around large secluded gardens, this graceful College is just across the road from your lecture rooms, and a short walk from the historic city centre. Meals are served buffet-style and taken in the airy dining hall, overlooking the gardens. Read more »

Queens' College (En suite rooms)

Overlooking the River Cam, Queens’ boasts the famous Mathematical Bridge and some of the most iconic views in Cambridge. The College offers a magnificent dining hall, historic courtyards, quiet gardens and modern rooms: the best of both worlds. Read more

Selwyn College (Standard and En suite rooms)

With its extensive and peaceful gardens backing onto the teaching site, Selwyn is very convenient for getting to lectures, as well as offering a choice of traditional and modern rooms. The city centre is easily reached by a variety of walks past famous Cambridge landmarks. Read more »

St Catharine's College (En suite rooms and Standard rooms in shared flats in St Chad's full programme only)

Situated in the very heart of the city on one of the original medieval routes, St Catharine's College is close to both King’s College and Queens’ College, yet just a short walk to the main teaching sites. St Catharine's offers graceful architecture and delightful courtyard gardens. Read more

Programme dates

02 Aug 2020 to 15 Aug 2020

Programme duration

Two weeks - one week option available

Apply by

20 Jul 2020

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited