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Lifelong Learning Summer School at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Corpus Christi Lifelong Learning Summer School 
Sunday 27th August - Saturday 9th September 2017

Founded in 1352 Corpus Christi College is the sixth oldest of the Cambridge colleges. This residential summer school gives lifelong learners from around the world the exceptional opportunity to experience something of Cambridge student life in the context of a programme specifically designed for adult learners. Participants can choose to attend the full two-week programme, or opt to attend for just one week.


Academic courses
Each week participants take two courses, each comprising seven and a half hours of teaching in small classes. Various courses are offered in History, Literature, Art History and Architecture. Course material is accessible to all, and only an interest in the subject is required. There are no exams; participants study for the joy of learning.

Social programme
A varied social programme is offered to help lifelong learners experience Cambridge to the full. Options include visits to one of the many University of Cambridge museums, punting on the River Cam, architectural tours, pub tours and a visit to the magnificent Ely Cathedral. A day trip to London is also included in the two-week programme.

College life
Accommodation is available in Corpus bedrooms and meals may be taken in the College dining hall or bar. Each week there is a Formal Dinner held in the College’s historic dining hall, and an English Afternoon Tea on one of the lawns (weather permitting). A series of College tours and guest lectures help participants to appreciate the College and its history.

More information

For more information, visit www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/lifelong-learning and contact Dr. Nick Godfrey, the Summer School Coordinator, at lifelonglearning@corpus.cam.ac.uk with any questions, or to simply register your interest in this or future programmes.