Our interdisciplinary programme offers over 60 courses covering a wide variety of subjects including archaeology, politics, philosophy, psychology, economics, education, literature, history of science and international relations. You can select courses in the same discipline or study more widely by choosing courses in differing subject areas.
The academic programme
- Two or three special subject courses
- Plenary lecture series: Influence and Illumination
- Evening lectures
Special subject courses
Courses consist of classroom sessions held on weekdays. Almost all are limited to 25 participants. You choose either two or three courses, each from a different group: A, B, C in Term I, II or III.
The morning plenary lecture series focuses on Influence and Illumination. Talks will consider significant literary, artistic, historical and scientific influences.
Invited speakers and members of the University will present a varied evening lecture programme, covering a wide range of subjects.
A typical day
If you have opted to do three special subject courses, each weekday morning you attend a class from Group A, followed by a plenary lecture, followed by a class from Group B. In the afternoons you attend a class from Group C. General interest lectures are offered in the evenings.
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Information for applicants
The quickest way to apply is by using our secure online booking system. You can also apply by downloading an application form (pdf) and sending it by post or fax.