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    Outreach events and activities 2023-2024

    As a modern, radical Cambridge College for women, 鶹 is able to offer a range of unique experiences – both to students living and studying at the College, and those seeking to find out more about the University of Cambridge – and our unique, inclusive environment.

    There are a huge range of new activities rolling out for the 2023-2024 academic year. Make sure to sign up to our to keep up to date with opportunities as they’re confirmed.

    She Talks Science

    She Talks Science (STS) is a programme of activity for women at sixth form studying A Level STEM subjects, with an interest in progressing to Cambridge – with a range of College-based and online activities.

    Whether you’re looking to explore new subjects, find super curricular activities, meet Cambridge academics and students, or learn more about STEM at a Cambridge College for women - make sure to sign up to our to keep up to date with opportunities as they’re confirmed.

    She Talks Science Student Conference

    Join us for a day at 鶹, to meet Cambridge STEM students and academics, tour the College, learn about applying and studying for Cambridge STEM subjects, and network with other STEM sixth formers from across the country.

    To view the provisional programme for this event, please clickhere

    Tuesday 27th February 2024

    To request a place, please complete our b

    Baking a Black Hole

    Webinar – Mathematics

    As part of our STS webinar series, join an online subject taster session delivered by Dr Zoe Wyatt. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying maths and related subjects at Cambridge.

    Wednesday 13th March 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, please complete ourb

    Webinar – Engineering

    As part of our STS webinar series, join an online subject taster session delivered by Dr Oliver Hadeler. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying engineering and related subjects at Cambridge.

    Wednesday 24th April 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Webinar – Computer Science

    As part of our STS webinar series, join an online subject taster session delivered by Dr Luana Bulat . Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying computer science and related subjects at Cambridge.

    Wednesday 19th June2024 5 - 6 pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Webinar – Biological Natural Sciences

    As part of our STS webinar series, join an online subject taster session delivered by Dr Aleksandra Watson . Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying the biological natural sciences at Cambridge.

    Date TBA- February – June 2024

    To request a place, please complete our

    The Universe: A Detective Story

    Webinar – Physical Natural Sciences

    As part of our STS webinar series, join an online subject taster session delivered by Professor Hiranya V Peiris. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying the physical natural sciences at Cambridge.

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 5 - 6 pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Medicine Taster Day

    For those interested in studying Medicine at Cambridge, this in-person STS taster day at 鶹 offers a chance to hear from academics including the Director of Studies for Medicine, and the Director of Admissions for STEM subjects. Find out about course structure, explore study topics, and understand how to prepare your application.

    Attendees will also meet and hear from current medics studying at 鶹, offering the student view of medicine in Cambridge – as well as life outside of studies, and exploring 鶹 as their home.

    Saturday 20th April 2024

    To request a place please completel our

    Maths Open Day

    In partnership with the Faculty of Maths Open Days, this in-person STS mini-open day offers attendees the chance to tour 鶹 with current students, meet the Director of Studies for Mathematics, and have lunch in College – before making the short walk across the road to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences for a series of talks.

    With car parking on site for the duration of the day, come and explore the highly supportive (and extremely convenient) College for women only 5 minutes’ walk away from the Faculty.

    April and May 2024

    Date TBA

    Please note, bookings will be via the Faculty of Mathematics website, when bookings open.

    Physics Open Day

    In partnership with the Department of Physics’ Cambridge Physics Experience, this in-person STS mini-open day offers school groups the chance to spend a morning at 鶹 touring with current students, meet the Director of Studies for Physics, and have lunch in College – before making the short walk to the Cavendish Laboratory for an afternoon of practical physics activities and presentations.

    With car and minibus parking on site for the duration of the day, come and explore the highly supportive (and extremely convenient) College for women only a few minutes’ walk away from the Department.

    Tuesday 20th February 2024

    Please note, bookings will be via the Department of Physics website, when bookings open.

    STEP Summer School

    She Talks Science’s flagship residential offers 4 days and 3 nights at 鶹, focussed on intensive preparation for the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) with our team of subject specialists. STEP is the admissions test required for entry to study mathematics at the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick, and Imperial College London.

    Eve Vidalis runs and overseesthe STEP Summer School. For more information on Eve and the summer school, please follow this .

    5th-8th August 2024

    Applications are now open. The application form can be found

    Applications will close on Wednesday 8th May at 16:00

    STEM Application Support Webinar

    This online STS workshop will be led by 鶹’s Director of Admissions for STEM, exploring the application process – including personal statements and interviews – for those women about to submit an October application to Cambridge to study a STEM subject. Participants will hear directly what admissions teams are looking for, and how you can prepare and present yourself as strongly as possible.

    September 2024

    Date and booking TBA

    College Open Days

    A fantastic opportunity to visit our unique College for women. Throughout the two days there will be tours of the College with student ambassadors - as well as refreshments and a wide range of academic subject and admissions specialists to talk through any questions you have about studying at 鶹.

    As well as talks by our Senior Tutor and Directors of Admissions, you can join the President for tea in our beautiful gardens, explore the Women’s Art Collection, or relax in our Art Café.

    With onsite minibus parking for school groups, and car parking for those with mobility needs, we’re also an ideal base to visit the nearby Sidgwick Site for arts and humanities departments, University Library, the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and West Cambridge Site for STEM departments and University Sports Centre, or other neighbouring colleges on The Hill.

    4 & 5 July 2024

    Booking in advance is not required – but please contact us here if you’d like to request parking.

    Link Areas

    鶹 is linked with the areas of Manchester, Derbyshire, and the London Borough of Haringey. For schools and students in these areas, we are the first point of contact with any questions about the University of Cambridge.

    For the 2023 – 2024 academic year, 鶹 is planning new conference events in those areas for Year 10-13 students who want to find out more about Cambridge, as well as teachers and those with parental responsibility. There are also subject-specific programmes delivered in partnership with schools in those areas.

    Please contact us at outreach@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk if you would like to find out more.

    For more information or if you would like to find your link college please click.

    Connect to Cambridge

    For local outreach, 鶹 is linked with Hinchingbrooke School and St Peter’s School in Huntingdon through the Connect to Cambridge scheme.

    If you are at another school in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – and keen for your students to engage with 鶹, please contact us at outreach@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

    Arts, Humanities and Social Science Webinars

    New for 2023-2024, 鶹’s series of webinars on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) are ideal opportunities for sixth formers to learn more about subjects studied by undergraduates at Cambridge.An online subject taster session delivered by one of our Fellows. Make sure to sign up to ourto keep up to date with opportunities.

    Economics

    An online subject taster session delivered by Dr Theofanis Papamichalis. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying Economics.

    Wednesday 8thMay 2024 5-6pm

    Bookings for this webinar have now closed

    History

    Anonline subject taster session delivered by Dr Kate Peters. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying History, History and Politics or History and ML courses.

    Wednesday 22nd May 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Imperial Legacies and the Heirarchies of International Relations

    Anonline subject taster session delivered by Dr Evaleila Pesaran. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studyingHSPS and History and Politics courses.

    Wednesday 21st February 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Modern Languages

    Anonline subject taster session delivered by one of our Fellows. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying inMML, History and ML courses.

    Wednesday 6th March 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, pleasse complete our

    Linguistics

    Anonline subject taster session delivered by Dr Dora Alexopoulou. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying Linguistics.

    Wednesday 20th March 2024 5-6pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Medieval Monsters and Manuscripts

    An online subject taster session delivered by . Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studyingMML, History and ML,Classics orLinguistics.

    NB. This webinar will be primarily focused on French but will be accessible to those studying any language.

    Wednesday 6th March 2024 5- 6 pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    Your Journey to Proficiency - Exploring Arabic at Cambridge

    An online subject taster session delivered by Dr Farida El Keiy. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

    Wednesday 28th February 2024 5 - 6pm

    To request a place, please complete our

    History of Art

    An online subject taster session delivered by one Dr Lydia Hamlett. Explore an area of undergraduate study, suitable for anyone interested in studying History of Art.

    Tuesday 7th May 2024 5 - 6pm

    To request a place, please complete our