Faculty of History Open Days 2022

This year, we are delighted to be running our Open Days both virtually and in person. 

We have an exciting series of events lined up to give you a sense of what it's like to read history at Cambridge. 

We have a range of pre-recorded virtual taster lectures which you can watch in your own time. You can then join each of our lecturers in virtual Q&A sessions during the week of 4 July, where you can ask them any questions about the lecture, either on screen or in the chat. 

We will also be hosting in-person Open Days in the Faculty building (map) on 7 and 8 July. Information about our new Tripos will be available in the foyer, and from 9.30am to 4.30pm, members of our academic staff will be on hand to speak with you about our History degree. 

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James Gilray, The Bow to the Throne

4 July 2022: History & Politics: The Debate about the East India Company (Dr Jessica Patterson).
6 July 2022: History & Modern Languages: From Egypt to Paris: Mummies, Medicine and a Mystery (Dr Emma Spary).
7 July 2022: Single Honours History: Land Grab Universities -- A taster lecture in American History (Dr Bobby Lee).

All sessions: General Q&A about the new Historical Tripos and applying to Cambridge (Dr Rachel Leow).


Seeley library

7-8 July 2022: Come and meet members of our Faculty all day (9.30am-4.30pm) on 7th and 8th July 2022 at the History Faculty in Cambridge.

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Please note: The faculty is not involved in the selection of undergraduate students. This is handled by the central university administration and individual colleges. The best place to start understanding the process is on the University's Undergraduate Study pages




Questions about the Faculty and its course provision may be directed to schoolsliaisonoffice AT hist.cam.ac.uk 

If you have questions about admissions, it's best to start here: Undergraduate Study: History. Further inquiries about admissions should be directed to the Admissions Offices of specific colleges. A list of email contacts can be found here: College contacts

A short admissions FAQ can be found here