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					Interdisciplinary Summer
ISS Term I: 11 July – 5 August
ISS Term II: 7 – 20 August
Programme Director: Sarah J Ormrod
Director of International Programmes
International Summer School Terms I      The academic programme
and II are our interdisciplinary         • Major plenary lecture series
programmes, with courses covering          (Term I only): Understanding
a wide variety of subjects, including    • Two or three special subject courses
archaeology, politics, philosophy,       • Evening lectures
economics, literature, history and
                                         Plenary lectures
international relations.
                                         The theme for our major morning
The two terms are independent: you       plenary series is Understanding.
may enrol for either or both. You may    Lectures will interpret this theme
concentrate your studies on two or       widely, with proposed lectures on
three courses in the same discipline     meaning, language, art, literature,
or study more widely by choosing         economics, cutting-edge science
courses in differing subject fields.       and global issues ranging from
Exciting new combinations in 2011        politics to climate change.
could include: The English Renaissance
                                         Evening lectures
with a course on Henry VIII;
                                         Invited speakers and members of the
Elizabethan love poetry with Key
                                         University will give a varied evening
moments in Shakespeare; Ancient
                                         lecture programme, covering a wide
Greece and Rome with Imperialism
                                         range of subjects of current interest.
in the ancient world; Crises in world
politics since 1945 with The Cold War    Special subject courses
in Latin America; or Magic, miracle      Courses consist of classroom sessions
and medicine in the world of the early   which are held on each weekday, and
Christians with Anglo-Saxons and         most are limited to 25 participants.
Vikings in England. Hundreds of          You choose either two or three
possible course combinations allow       courses, each from a different group:
you to devise a curriculum which         A, B, C in Term I; or D, E, F in Term II.
precisely meets your interests.

“What I find exciting is watching people
in their 20s, 40s and 70s all in animated
conversation about the same class.
It’s great to see!”
Sarah J Ormrod,
Programme Director, International Summer Schools

International Summer School
Term II
Special Subject Courses
Classes are held from Monday 8 to Friday 19 August, inclusive, at the
times shown. Participants may choose two or three courses, each from
a different group (D, E, F).

Group D: 9.00am – 10.30am
D01                                         D03
Wittgenstein and the end                    A history of medicine, from
of philosophy                               the Ancients to anaesthesia
Jon Phelan                                  Piers Bursill-Hall
This course on the history of               We explore early medical ideas,
philosophy examines some central            the social and intellectual context
figures, such as Plato, Aquinas,             of the practice of medicine alongside
Descartes and Nietzsche, from the           scientific theories of life, physiology,
perspective of Cambridge’s most             and disease. We start with the pre-
famous philosopher Ludwig                   Classical world, Ancient Greece and
Wittgenstein (1889-1951).                   Rome, the Arabic and Western Middle
Wittgenstein described himself as           Ages, and from the Renaissance to the
‘the last philosopher’ but what did         Enlightenment, with a very brief look
he mean by that and where does              at the beginnings of modern medical
it leave us?                                thinking in the nineteenth century.
                                            (The course is not a technical treatment
D02                                         of medicine, and no scientific or medical
Time and the Maya                           background is needed.)
Nicholas James
Life cycle, family history, world history   D04
                                            An introduction to twentieth-
and cosmology: in Central America,          century British theatre
2012 completes a set of ancient Maya        Rex Walford
cycles lasting 5125 years. Did they
take calendrics to extremes in their        This course will seek to provide a
focus on astrology? Or are others’          comprehensive overview of many
codes for marking and interpreting          aspects of British drama through the
time merely hidden? Archaeology,            twentieth century. It will identify key
history and anthropology offer insights.     phases and movements, and consider
                                            both well-known and lesser-known

plays and playwrights. It will           D07
also indicate significant British         Elizabeth I: fact and fiction
contributions to musical theatre         Siân Griffiths
and religious drama.                     She fought off death from axemen,
                                         disease and assassin. She made some
                                         of the most memorable speeches in
Revolutions 1800-1900: art,
society and gender from Blake            all of English history. She wrote some
to Burne-Jones                           of the most impenetrable prose ever
Elizabeth McKellar                       conceived. She defied time and gender.
                                         She loved but did not marry: exalted
Painting from Blake, Constable and
                                         her dynasty but left no heir.
Turner through to the Pre-Raphaelites,
                                         A woman who led her country to
William Morris and Whistler reveals
                                         its greatest victory. A Protestant
changing attitudes to sexuality,
                                         who prayed like a Catholic.
morals, the environment and religion.
                                         A contradiction? Elizabeth. (Not
We explore the ways these artists
                                         to be taken with B07 in ISS Term I.)
responded to the effects of the
industrial revolution, their links
to contemporary philosophical and        Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
scientific culture and the contribution   in England
of their art to evolving ideas about     Debby Banham
the self, the individual and society.
                                         The Anglo-Saxon period of English
                                         history, from c400 AD to 1066, is
Introducing psychology: mind,            named after the Germanic settlers
mental process and behaviour             of the fifth century. But much of what
John Lawson                              is considered ‘English’ today is owed
                                         to the second, ninth-century, wave
Somewhere beyond the intuitive
                                         of Germanic settlers: the Vikings.
abilities that most of us have when
                                         We explore society and culture in
dealing with other people lies the
                                         England before and after the Viking
science known as psychology. In its
                                         settlements, asking what changed,
relatively short history, psychology
                                         what stayed the same, and what
has changed direction, focus and
                                         might have changed even without
approach several times. From
                                         the Vikings.
introspection and psychoanalysis,
through the ‘cognitive revolution’
to fMRI scanning, psychology
remains one of the most
fascinating areas of science.

D09                                        technological, sociological or ethical
Power and politics in Britain today        differences between civilisations?
Richard Yates                              Comparing Egypt, Iraq, Peru, and
This course analyses the various           Mexico and the Maya, we appraise
power relationships of the British         many theories in these age-old issues
political system today. It also explores   – and can perhaps predict our future.
the political environment in which
they operate and the key issues
                                           A history of mathematical
that form current political debate.        ideas from the Ancients to
These debates will be located in the       the nineteenth century
appropriate institutional structures,      Piers Bursill-Hall
governmental processes and
                                           This history of mathematical ideas
ideological settings.
                                           in the European tradition is an
                                           introduction for non-mathematicians.
Group E: 11.00am – 12.30pm
                                           The story is full of drama and
E01                                        changing fashions, epoch-making
Thinking about thinking:                   ideas, and little ideas that later
an introduction to the philosophy
of mind                                    change the world. We look at how
Jon Phelan                                 maths has changed and developed
                                           in its intellectual, scientific, and social
What is a thought? Where is a              context, and see the deeper origins
thought? This introduction to the          of mathematical ideas and styles.
philosophy of mind will look at the        (The course is about historical ideas and
canonical positions and problems           not technicalities, and does not require
posed by philosophers interested in        any mathematical background.)
the nature of consciousness. We shall
examine the mind-body problem,             E04
the problem of other minds, personal       Key twentieth-century British plays
identity, AI (artificial intelligence)      and playwrights
and free will.                             Rex Walford
                                           This course will provide an in-depth
E02                                        examination of some major
The rise of civilisation
                                           twentieth-century British playwrights,
Nicholas James
                                           including Coward, Priestley, Rattigan,
Ancient pyramids and ziggurats             Osborne, Pinter, Stoppard, Ayckbourn
prompt big questions. Did civilisation     and Hare. Portions of particular texts
arise gradually, or was it forged          will be explored and analysed and
through conflict? How stable was it?        plays will be put in the context
How fundamental were geographical,         of the author’s life and other work.

E05                                       E07
The quest for the historical Jesus        Art and the collector
Justin Meggitt                            Siân Griffiths
Can scholars say anything for certain     We consider how standards of
about the historical figure of Jesus?      collectability have been shaped
Is it possible to separate history from   by social, economic, philosophical,
myth? Jesus from Christ? What do          cultural and political factors. We
recent archaeological discoveries         will see how these standards have
contribute to our understanding?          changed over the centuries and how
This course is an introduction to         artists, art schools, dealers and states
the sources, approaches and findings       have acted to lead or follow collectors’
of those engaged in the critical study    tastes and value judgements.
of the historical Jesus today.
E06                                       Economics of public policy
The abnormal mind: an introduction        Nigel Miller
to psychopathology
John Lawson                               We consider how simple economic
                                          analysis can guide the formulation
This course introduces a variety          and evaluation of public policy,
of clinical conditions including          and provide a toolkit for the
schizophrenia, autism, depression         evaluation of future policy issues.
and anxiety. It also aims to contrast     This course is relevant to anyone
differing models of explanation that       wishing to pursue a career in policy
in turn lead to differing approaches       development, in government,
in treatment. Overall, the hope is to     academia or consultancy. It applies
encourage a more critical conception      microeconomic principles and
of what constitutes abnormality.          concepts but the emphasis is
                                          on application.
E09                                       monasteries, palaces, colleges and
Threats and challenges in                 eighteenth-century masterpieces,
contemporary Britain                      as well as family mansions and
Richard Yates                             modernist houses. We compare high
This course analyses the nature of        formality with the naturalistic, and
the key social and political challenges   the work of such influential figures as
in Britain today and assesses their       Kent, Adam, ‘Capability’ Brown, Jekyll,
impact upon British society. The          Lutyens and Sackville-West.
issues considered include terrorism,
national security, ethnic tensions,       F02
                                          The collapse of civilisation
changing external relations, crime,
                                          Nicholas James
civil liberties and challenges to
traditional perceptions of the            Is decay inevitable? Do all civilisations
role of governmental authority.           bear the seeds of their own destruction
                                          or is it only enemy action or
E10                                       environmental change that bring
Impressionists in their gardens –         them down? Hindsight offers
plants as paints
                                          perspective; and comparing
Caroline Holmes
                                          unrelated cases – ancient Rome, the
We will examine how European              ancient Maya, and medieval England
(French, English and Spanish),            – should show whether generalisation
American and Australian                   (and prediction) is feasible.
Impressionists shaped and used
landscapes and gardens to capture         F03
‘sensations’ of light and colour. The     Renaissance science and engineering
concept is explored through their         Piers Bursill-Hall
paintings, photographs, letters           The Renaissance wasn’t just about
and writings as well as through           great art; it was also about wild and
the work of the musicians and             wonderful developments in science
poets in their circles.                   and technology. Leonardo da Vinci
                                          and Copernicus you know (but will
Group F: 2.00pm – 3.30pm                  find a new way of looking at them),
F01                                       and there were others, far more
British houses and gardens                radical. This course charts the changes
Caroline Holmes                           and innovations in sciences and
                                          technical crafts like engineering,
We explore how architecture, need,
                                          architecture, and warfare; this is the
fashion and fantasy have shaped
                                          story of the real Renaissance: rough,
and linked houses and gardens.
                                          argumentative, and strange.
We examine medieval castles and

F04                                       in the context of her life and times,
An introduction to macroeconomics         and also consider which (sometimes
Nigel Miller                              surprising!) aspects of her personality
This course will develop simple           emerge from her letters.
macroeconomic models and use
them to understand significant
                                          Children, teachers and education:
macroeconomic events, past and            contemporary issues, historical
present. Students will develop an         perspectives
understanding of the causes and           John Howlett
consequences of recessions, inflation,
                                          Studying the processes of change
economic growth, unemployment
                                          over time helps us towards a deeper
and financial crises.
                                          understanding of children, teachers
                                          and education in the present.
Magic, miracle and medicine in            This investigation into educational
the world of the early Christians         change during the twentieth century
Justin Meggitt                            will focus on childhood, scientific
                                          understandings, special needs,
Why are early Christian literature
                                          teaching methods, formal curriculum,
and art dominated by depictions of
                                          the role and status of teachers and
healing? Did Jesus and his followers
                                          alternatives to traditional schooling.
make claims that were different
from those of medical and magical
practitioners at the time? We will        For King or Parliament? Britain’s Civil
try to answer these questions by          Wars 1625-62
examining the experience of illness       Andrew Lacey
in the early Roman empire and
                                          The Civil Wars which swept over
looking at how and from whom
                                          the British Isles in the seventeenth
sufferers sought cures.
                                          century saw fathers fighting sons
                                          and brother killing brother; it was
Pride, prejudice and persuasion:          for many a ‘world turned upside
Jane Austen revisited                     down’. This course explores the
Ulrike Horstmann-Guthrie                  causes, conduct and implications
                                          of the Civil Wars, concentrating on
The many film and TV adaptations of
                                          the experiences of ordinary people
Austen’s novels in recent years show
                                          caught up in momentous events.
that these works have a universal and
lasting appeal. We take a fresh look at
the texts (particularly Austen’s most
popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, and
her last completed work, Persuasion),

All students on the University of          The colleges are not like hotels:
Cambridge International Summer             normally it is not possible to
Schools have the opportunity to live       accommodate you if you arrive early
in Cambridge college accommodation.        (before the programme starts) or
The colleges available to you depend       want to stay after the end of the
on the programme you are attending.        programme. Further information
Participants from more than one            about early arrival and late departure
Summer School might be housed in           is available on our website and in the
the same college – this gives you the      student handbook you will receive
chance to meet fellow students from        after registration. Those attending
a wide range of backgrounds.               two consecutive programmes and
                                           intending to stay for the night(s)
Various options are available,
                                           between Summer Schools may
depending on programme choice,
                                           book accommodation for an
from simple room only
                                           additional charge.
accommodation through to
comfortable en suite rooms including       Non-residential attendance at
breakfast and evening meals. Each          the Summer Schools is possible
college varies in character and history,   if you prefer to find your own
and we hope that the information           accommodation. Information
overleaf helps you make the choice of      on guesthouses and lodgings in
where to stay if multiple options are      Cambridge is available from the
available to you on your programme.        tourist office. The University can
                                           accept no responsibility for finding
Please remember: accommodation is
                                           accommodation for those applying
in very basic, single bed-sitting rooms
                                           for non-residential places.
with washbasins: the rooms used are
those normally occupied by Cambridge       You can find information about
undergraduates during the academic         the individual colleges overleaf
year, so you will be living like a         and further details can be found
Cambridge student. Couples are             on our website:
normally housed in adjacent rooms.
Gonville and Caius                          Wolfson Court
St Michael’s Building                       Accommodation available for:
Accommodation available for:                Art History
ISS Term I, ISS Term II, Literature,        Facilities include: Wired laptop
History, Science, Shakespeare,              connections in room; Wireless internet
Medieval Studies and EAP                    access in reception area; Computer
Facilities include: Telephones (public –    room; Public telephones; Laundry
within Old Court); Laundry room; Bar;       room; Bar/Common room; Courtyards
Computer Room                               Location on map: A
Location on map: E/G                        Wolfson Court is part of Girton College.
Gonville Hall was founded in 1348 by        In 1869 the educational reformer Emily
a Norfolk priest, Edmund Gonville. It       Davies set up a female establishment
was enlarged by John Caius, an eminent      on the Cambridge collegiate model,
physician, and the new College of           to prepare students for the Cambridge
Gonville and Caius received its             tripos. In 1924 Girton received its formal
charter from Mary I in 1557.                college charter. In the 1960s and 70s
                                            Girton started to admit men, who now
This summer, students will be staying       account for over half of its student
in the St Michael’s building right in the   numbers. Its Wolfson Court site was
heart of the city centre, close to the      built in 1969. Situated around six inner
market, Great St Mary’s Church, the         courts, it provides a pleasant and relaxed
Senate House and the shopping streets.      setting for studying. The college is
Breakfast and evening meals will be         a 10–20 minute walk from the main
served in Old Court.                        teaching site where classes are held
                                            during the day and 15 minutes’ walk
All of the rooms are traditional single     from the town centre. Evening lectures
shared-facility rooms.                      are held after dinner at Wolfson Court.
Please note that there are no ground        Please note that there are no en suite
floor rooms available.                       rooms available within Wolfson Court
                                            for the Art History Summer School.
Newnham College                            Selwyn College Old Court,
Accommodation available for:               Cripps Court and Ann’s Court
ISS Term I, ISS Term II, EAP               Accommodation available for:
Facilities include: Wireless internet      ISS Term I, ISS Term II, EAP, IELTS
access (in some areas); Telephones         and students studying two weeks
(public); Laundry room; Gardens            of Shakespeare or Medieval Studies

Location on map: F                         Facilities include: Wired laptop
                                           connections in room; Telephone
Newnham College is one of the most         (public); Laundry room; Bar/Common
important and influential college           room; Chapel/Prayer room; Gardens
foundations since the sixteenth century,
contributing greatly to feminist reform    Location on map: D (Old Court);
and producing many leading women           B (Ann’s Court); C (Cripps Court)
writers, scientists and intellectuals.     Selwyn College was founded in 1882
Founded in 1871, its early mentors were    in memory of George Augustus Selwyn,
Henry Sidgwick, the moral philosopher      the first Bishop of New Zealand. It
and promoter of women’s education          became a favourite college for the sons
and Anne Jemima Clough, its first           of clergymen and to this day maintains
principal. Newnham received a college      strong connections with the Church
charter in 1917 and in 1948 its women      of England. Selwyn’s Old Court
finally received University degrees.        architecture is in the red-brick neo-
The original series of buildings were      Tudor style of the 1880s, with a turreted
designed by Basil Champneys and            gate-tower and a chapel reminiscent in
built in the graceful Queen Anne           shape of King’s College chapel built 400
style with Dutch red-brick gables          years earlier. Old Court is set in large
and white woodwork, well suited to         secluded gardens very close to the
its setting around extensive lawns and     teaching rooms and not far from the
flower beds. A number of the student        town centre. Cripps Court is the more
rooms are in more modern buildings         modern residential accommodation
which blend well with their older          situated close to Old Court. Ann’s Court
counterparts alongside.                    is a newly-built facility offering en suite
Please note that the en suite rooms        rooms. Students living in Cripps Court
available are not on the ground floor.      and Ann’s Court take their meals in the
                                           main dining hall in Old Court.
Programme calendar
Sun    10 Jul
Mon    11 Jul
Tues   12 Jul
Wed    13 Jul
Thur   14 Jul
Fri    15 Jul
                                Science     Literature   Art History
Sat    16 Jul                   Summer       Summer       Summer
Sun    17 Jul                    School       School       School
Mon    18 Jul                    Term I       Term I
Tues   19 Jul
Wed    20 Jul
Thur   21 Jul
Fri    22 Jul   International
Sat    23 Jul     Summer
Sun    24 Jul      School
Mon    25 Jul       Term I
Tues   26 Jul
Wed    27 Jul
Thur   28 Jul
Fri    29 Jul
                                Science     Literature
Sat    30 Jul                   Summer       Summer        History
Sun    31 Jul                    School       School      Summer
                                 Term II      Term II      School
Mon    1 Aug
Tues   2 Aug
Wed    3 Aug
Thur   4 Aug
Fri    5 Aug
Sat    6 Aug
Sun    7 Aug                                                           EAP
Mon    8 Aug
Tues   9 Aug
Wed    10 Aug
Thur   11 Aug
Fri    12 Aug
                International              Shakespeare   Medieval
Sat    13 Aug     Summer                                 Studies
Sun    14 Aug      School                     School     Summer
Mon    15 Aug      Term II                                School
Tues   16 Aug
Wed    17 Aug
Thur   18 Aug
Fri    19 Aug
Sat    20 Aug


                                                                                                                                          Cripps Court Standard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Standard (Room only)
                                                   Ann’s Court En suite

                                                                                                            Old Court Standard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gonville and Caius
                                                                                                                                                                   Newnham College

                                                                                                                                                                                               Newnham College

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Newnham College
                                                                                   Old Court En suite
                                                   Selwyn College

                                                                                   Selwyn College

                                                                                                            Selwyn College

                                                                                                                                          Selwyn College
Summer Schools,


                                                                                                                                                                   En suite
Preparation Course

 ISS Term I                                   £3,265 £3,110 £2,855 £2,605 £3,115 £2,815 £2,200 £2,690
 ISS Term II                                  £1,915 £1,835 £1,705 £1,570 £1,825 £1,670 £1,350 £1,605
 EAP                                          £3,940               £3,225        £3,455        £3,320
 IELTS Preparation Course                     £3,070               £2,530
 Extra nights between
 programmes**                                 £75                              £69                       £58                        £48                           £70                          £58               £33                      £53

                                                                                                                                                                      Clare College En suite
                                                                                                        St Catharine’s College

                                                                                                                                     St Catharine’s College

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ann’s Court En suite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gonville and Caius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Selwyn College
                                                                          Wolfson Court

                                                                                                                                                                                                Clare College



                                                                                                        En suite

Summer Schools

 Art History              1 week                                          £900
                          2 weeks                                         £1,620
 Science Term I or II     1 week                                                                        £1,015                    £950                            £1,085                       £1,010                                     £910
                          2 weeks                                                                       £1,870                    £1,730                          £2,020                       £1,855                                     £1,640
 Literature Term I or II, 1 week                                                                        £980                      £915                            £1,050                       £975                                       £875
 History, Shakespeare 2 weeks                                                                           £1,835                    £1,695                          £1,985                       £1,820 £1,915*                             £1,605
 or Medieval Studies
 Extra nights between
 programmes/terms**                                                       £51                           £71                       £60                             £82                          £70               £75                      £53
Prices above include tuition, bed, breakfast and evening meals unless otherwise indicated.
* Please note this option is only available for Shakespeare and Medieval Studies students studying for 2 full weeks.
** Accommodation is available at these costs for the night(s) between consecutive programmes/terms.

Tuition fees only – for students finding their own accommodation (non-residents)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Preparation Course
                                                                          Art History

                                                                                                  Term I or II

                                                                                                                           Term I or II
                                          ISS Term II

                            ISS Term I




 Full programme         £1,400           £935                      £970                          £970 £935 £935 £935                                                                           £935 £1,925                                £1,545
 tuition fees
 1 week only
 tuition fees           N/A              N/A                       £600                          £600 £565 £565 £565                                                                           £565 N/A                                   N/A

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Visas                                      score of 25 in each element. Those
Non-UK students may require a student      who opt for the paper-based TOEFL
visitor visa to attend. Please note:       test (PBT), rather than the internet-
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passports upon registration.               without the TWE is not acceptable.
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It is advisable to view the Home Office
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                                           before the start of the programme.
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All teaching for the Summer Schools
                                           required to achieve grade C or above.
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Summer Schools that their English is       copies of these results with your
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                                           the programme quoted on page 89.
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Science Term I, Literature Term I, Art
                                           registered student who wishes to
History, IELTS: Monday 16 May
                                           change from one Summer School
ISS Term I: Tuesday 17 May                 or term to another must pay an
                                           administration fee of £25. Any
Science Term II, Literature Term II,
                                           student who wishes to change from
History, EAP: Monday 30 May
                                           one week to another within the same
ISS Term II, Shakespeare, Medieval         programme or term must pay an
Studies: Monday 13 June                    administration fee of £20.
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teaching. In such circumstances, we        an administration fee of £10 for each
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where applicable, for three courses

Accommodation                               week before the start of the Summer
The accommodation fee pays for a            Schools and we ask that students do
single college room, breakfast and          not contact us or the colleges to find
evening meals, unless otherwise             out their room allocation in advance
stated. Please note that there is a         of their arrival in Cambridge.
difference in accommodation costs
                                            Accommodation between
charged by colleges and the tiered
                                            consecutive programmes/terms
pricing system reflects this. Places in
                                            Those attending two consecutive
all colleges will be allocated on a first-
                                            programmes or terms and intending
come, first-served basis once accepted
                                            to stay for the night(s) between these
to the programme. If requested,
                                            may book accommodation for an
couples will be assigned to adjacent
                                            additional charge. Please mark on the
single rooms, where possible.
                                            application form if you want to book
Accommodation allocation                    your room for the night(s) between
When your first choice of college            the two programmes.
is full, you will be allocated to your
                                            If you do not indicate this, we shall
second or third choice. It is important
                                            assume you will not need this
that you complete your alternative
                                            accommodation and you will be asked
choices of accommodation on your
                                            to clear your room. If you are away from
application form as college places are
                                            Cambridge between your programmes
allocated on a first-come, first-served
                                            and leave luggage in your room, you
basis in order of acceptance and can
                                            will be charged the room fee for the
fill up very quickly. This helps us to
                                            night(s) that the luggage is left.
allocate you a college place, without
the need to contact you, thus               Special requirements
delaying the application process. You       We make every effort to accommodate
are welcome to express preferences          the needs of those with special dietary
for particular rooms in colleges on         or medical requirements. If the college
your application form. These requests       to which you have been allocated
are passed on to the colleges, whose        cannot meet your needs, we shall offer
staff allocate the rooms in the weeks        you accommodation in a different
leading up to the Summer Schools.           college. Please indicate whether you
                                            have any special requirements on your
Whilst every effort is made to ensure
                                            application form.
that students receive the rooms they
have requested, it is important to note     Building works
that rooms are allocated in order of        We endeavour to inform you of any
acceptance and the colleges cannot          major building works scheduled
guarantee to fulfil every request.           when the Summer Schools are
Please note that the specific room           in progress but can accept no
allocations are not finalised until the      responsibility for unscheduled or

unexpected works which the colleges        accepted, where places are available,
or University may undertake.               up to the start of the programme
Cancellation policy and fees              • In the unlikely event that we have
• There is a non-refundable                 to cancel a course at the last minute
  registration fee of £200 for each         due to illness, etc we will endeavour
  one-/two-/three-week programme            to provide an alternative course
  or term, or £400 for a four-week
                                          • All fees are non-transferable to
                                            another year or another student
• Payment of the balance of tuition
                                          Travel insurance
  and accommodation fees are due
                                          It is essential that all visitors take out
  in full eight weeks before the
                                          travel insurance before travelling to
  programme start date (see page 91)
                                          Cambridge to cover themselves for
• If balance of payment has been          their return journey and the duration
  made in full before the due date, any   of their stay. Insurance should cover
  student cancelling up to eight weeks    any expenses incurred as a result of
  before the programme starts will be     lost or stolen property, late arrival or
  eligible for a full refund of the       early departure, or cancellation due
  balance of payment (excluding the       to unforeseen circumstances.
  registration fee)
                                          Cancelled bookings are subject to the
• Cancellations between the balance       fees set out in the Cancellation policy
  of payment date and two weeks           above. The Summer Schools and the
  before the start of the programme       University accept no liability for loss
  are eligible for a 50% refund of        or damage to student property.
  the balance of tuition fees and
                                          Medical insurance
  may be eligible for a refund of the
                                          Your home country may have a
  accommodation fee depending on
                                          reciprocal arrangement with the
  college policy. Accommodation
                                          UK so that medical care is free. If it
  refunds will be processed after the
                                          does not, it is essential that students
  summer, once college invoices have
                                          take out medical insurance to cover
  been received
                                          them during their stay, particularly
• Cancellations received less than        if students have known medical needs
  two weeks prior to the start of         that may require attention. Medical
  the programme are not eligible          and hospital costs are expensive and
  for a refund                            payment is often needed at the time
                                          of treatment. Students may be charged
• Cancellations due to an unsuccessful
                                          £30 or more for an appointment.
  visa application are not eligible for
                                          Prescription charges are additional
  a refund
                                          to this.
• Applications will continue to be

How to apply and payment
Application form                            Summer Schools office.
Early application is advisable as places
                                            Additional materials
on courses and in colleges are limited
                                            For each programme you are applying
and allocated on a first-come, first-
                                            for please include:
served basis. Complete the application
form at the back of the brochure or         • Three small, recent colour
download a copy from our website              photographs (maximum size 35mm
(see below). Once you have completed          x 45mm / 1.4” x 1.8”) of yourself:
the relevant sections send the form           these will be used for your ID card
with your registration fee (or with the       during the summer, and for college
full fee, if you are applying after the       and office records. Print your full
balance of payment deadline) by post,         name and the Summer School for
fax or email (as a pdf attachment) to         which you are applying, clearly on
the contact details below.                    the back of each photograph

University of Cambridge                     • Original or certified copy of language
International Programmes                      proficiency test results (IELTS/TOEFL/
Institute of Continuing Education             Cambridge CAE) for those whose
Madingley Hall, Madingley                     first language is not English
Cambridge CB23 8AQ, UK
                                            • The registration fee: as per the terms
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848
                                              and conditions, a non-refundable,
                                              non-transferable registration fee of
                                              £200 or £400 must be received with
Please note: if you are applying as           your application. The balance of
part of an agency group, you should           payment is due by the relevant date
send your application form to your            (see page 91). Before the balance of
agency organiser.                             payment date you may choose to
                                              pay the full fee when you apply.
Please ensure that you have read the
                                              After the balance of payment date
terms and conditions before applying.
                                              fees must be paid in full at the time
Course/accommodation selection                of registration. If you are paying the
Indicate your first, second and third          full fees, please calculate the full fee
choices in courses and, if required,          according to your first choice of
accommodation. We try to place                accommodation and complete your
people in their first choices; however,        payment details on the application
as places are limited, this is not always     form. If you are paying by bank
possible. Course and accommodation            transfer you must include your
availability is published on our              transfer receipt (applications cannot
website or can be obtained from the           be processed without this).

Application check list                    • Bank transfer (copy of transfer receipt
• Application form                          needs to be sent with application)
• Photographs
                                          Cheques or postal orders should
• Proof of language proficiency
                                          be made payable to ‘University of
• The non-refundable registration
                                          Cambridge’. Please do not send cash.
  fee*; please complete your payment
  details on the application form         Personal cheques drawn on banks
• Bank transfer receipt (if necessary)    outside the United Kingdom cannot
                                          be accepted in any circumstances.
Applications should reach the
Summer Schools office by the                If paying by credit card, please
deadlines specified below.                 ensure that you have sufficient credit
                                          limit, and that your bank or credit card
Science Term I, Literature Term I, Art
                                          company have been notified of the
History, IELTS: Monday 27 June
                                          transaction to avoid delays in payment.
ISS Term I: Tuesday 28 June
                                          The University reserves the right to
Science Term II, Literature Term II,      retrieve from applicants any bank
History, EAP: Monday 11 July              charges or exchange costs which arise
                                          from payments, made in other ways
ISS Term II, Shakespeare, Medieval
                                          (including Eurocheques). Please check
Studies: Monday 25 July
                                          with your bank whether you are likely
*If applying after the balance of         to incur additional charges.
payment date, fees must be paid
                                          What happens next?
in full at the time of registration.
                                          When we receive your application
Applications will continue to be
                                          form and fees, you will receive
accepted, where places are available,
                                          confirmation. Once your application
up to the start of the programme
                                          is processed we will send you details
Methods of payment                        of your allocated accommodation and
Payment of fees must be by one            courses, and arrival instructions. You
of the following methods:                 will also receive an invoice or receipt
                                          showing the fees you have paid and
• Sterling banker’s draft drawn on a
                                          (if applicable) the balance to be paid.
  British bank (applicants should speak
                                          You will be given access to the Online
  to their own bank to arrange this)
                                          Resource Centre where you should
• Cheque drawn on a UK bank               access the student handbook, course
• VISA or Mastercard/Eurocard/JCB         materials, information about your
  card (please note that we do not        college, excursions, etc; and where
  accept American Express)                you will be able to communicate
                                          with fellow participants via the
• Travellers’ cheques in sterling         student forum prior to your arrival
                                          in Cambridge.

                                                               Application form 2011
                                                                    Please complete all parts of this application form in BLOCK CAPITALS


Family/last name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Forename(s): _________________________________________________________________________________________

Title (Mr/Miss/Mrs/Ms/Dr): ________________________________________________________ Sex: Male r Female r

Contact address: ______________________________________________________________________________________


Telephone number: ____________________________ Email address: _________________________________________

Age: _________________________________________ Date of birth (dd/mm/yy):________________________________

Nationality: __________________________________________________________________________________________


Dietary requirements: __________________________________________________________________________________

We do not discriminate against people with disabilities or medical needs and make all reasonable efforts to accommodate
their needs. Do you have any special physical or medical needs? No r Yes r If yes, we will contact you for further details.


Please give details of your educational background, including current study and degrees achieved:

Studying for BA r BA r Studying for MA r MA r Studying for PhD r PhD r No formal qualifications r Other r

Please give details of your status: Student r Employed r Retired r Academic r Other r Profession: ______________

If you are currently a student, please state institution, course and year of study (eg University of Cambridge, Physics, 2nd Year):


If you are applying as part of a group from a college, university or other institution, please state which:


We require all applicants whose first language is not English to provide language proficiency test results from one of the
following: IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge CAE. An original or a certified copy of your results must be sent with this application.



Please give details of someone we can contact in an emergency while you are in Cambridge:

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone number:____________________________________________________________________________________

Contact address: ______________________________________________________________________________________


Email address: ________________________________________________________________________________________

International Summer School Term I (11 July – 5 August)                International Summer School Term II (7 – 20 August)
Choose two or three special subject courses,                           Choose two or three special subject courses,
each from a different group (A, B, C)                                  each from a different group (D, E, F)
               First choice       Second choice    Third choice                       First choice       Second choice     Third choice

A              ___________        ___________      ___________         D              ___________        ___________       ___________

B              ___________        ___________      ___________         E              ___________        ___________       ___________

C              ___________        ___________      ___________         F              ___________        ___________       ___________

Weeks 1 and 2 (10 – 23 July)
Science Term I (P courses) r       Literature Term I (G and H courses) r        Art History (J courses) r
Week 1         First choice       Second choice    Third choice        Week 2         First choice       Second choice     Third choice

P/Ga/J         ___________        ___________      ___________         P/Gb/J         ___________        ___________       ___________

Ha             ___________        ___________      ___________         Hb             ___________        ___________       ___________
Weeks 3 and 4 (24 July – 6 August)
Science Term II (P courses) r      Literature Term II (G and H courses) r        History (L and M courses) r
Week 1         First choice       Second choice     Third choice       Week 2         First choice       Second choice     Third choice

P/Gc/La        ___________        ___________      ___________         P/Gd/Lb        ___________        ___________       ___________

Hc/Ma          ___________        ___________      ___________         Hd/Mb          ___________        ___________       ___________
Weeks 5 and 6 (7 – 20 August)
Shakespeare (R and S courses) r         Medieval Studies (K and N courses) r
Week 1         First choice       Second choice    Third choice        Week 2         First choice       Second choice     Third choice

Ra/Ka          ___________        ___________      ___________         Rb/Kb          ___________        ___________       ___________

Sa/Na          ___________        ___________      ___________         Sb/Nb          ___________        ___________       ___________
Weeks 1, 2 and 3 (10 – 31 July)
IELTS Preparation Course r
Weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6 (24 July – 20 August)
English for Academic Purposes r and I wish to take courses in ISS Term II r, Shakespeare r or Medieval Studies r (one only)
Please make your course selection in the relevant section above.

Please mark with an asterisk (*) any courses above for which you would like to submit papers for Cambridge evaluation, eg J05*, Ha4*
etc. Please note that there is an additional charge of £35 per evaluation.

If you are applying for programmes that have a cumulative total of six weeks and would like to be considered for our very intensive
Honours Programme, tick here to register your interest and receive further information r
Please note: Completed applications and relevant documentation for the Honours Programme must be received by 22 April 2011.
If you would like accommodation please write clearly “1” for first choice, “2” for second choice, “3” for third choice below. Places in colleges
are limited and are allocated in order of acceptance. You will be allocated to your second, or, if necessary, your third choice of
accommodation if your first choice is full when you apply. Please note that specific room requests cannot be guaranteed. Please select
only accommodation available to the Summer School(s) you have chosen (see below):

Selwyn College Old Court standard _____                           Selwyn College Cripps Court standard _____                            Selwyn College Old Court en suite _____
Selwyn College Ann’s Court en suite _____                          Newnham College standard _____                         Newnham College en suite _____
Newnham College standard room only _____                               Gonville and Caius College standard _____

Clare College standard _____ Clare College en suite _____ Selwyn College Ann’s Court en suite _____(2 weeks Shakespeare/Medieval Studies only)
St Catharine’s College standard _____                       St Catharine’s College en suite _____                      Gonville and Caius College standard _____

Wolfson Court standard _____

Selwyn College Cripps Court standard _____                          Selwyn College Ann’s Court en suite _____                          Newnham College standard _____
Gonville and Caius College standard _____

Selwyn College Cripps Court standard _____                            Selwyn College Ann’s Court en suite _____

Are you applying with another individual with whom you would like adjacent rooms? (Please note: it is not always possible to house
people in particular configurations.) Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

If you are applying as a non-resident and finding your own accommodation, please tick here: r
and give your expected address in Cambridge: __________________________________________________________________________

If you are attending consecutive programmes/terms, and would like accommodation between them please indicate here:
Are additional night(s) required? Yes r No r Date(s) for extra night(s) of accommodation: ___________________________________

Have you attended a University of Cambridge Summer School before? Yes r No r Year(s) ___________________________________

How did you find out about the University of Cambridge International Summer Schools?

Recommendation r My institution (please specify) _________________________ Internet (which site?) __________________________

Publication (which title?) ______________________________ Other (please specify) __________________________________________

All course materials and registration documents will be available for download from the Online Resource Centre.
Please tick here if you would prefer to receive paper copies sent by airmail r or by express mail r There will be an extra charge for express mail.

I have read this form, and the accompanying brochure and fully accept the terms and conditions and the cancellation and refund policy as
stated in the brochure and on the International Summer Schools website:
(Applicants without internet access should contact us for a paper copy.) Applications cannot be accepted without a signature.

Signed: _________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________
Data will be processed for the purposes of education administration, including equal opportunities monitoring and to make returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The data controller is
The University of Cambridge, whose representative is The University Data Protection Officer, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN. For further information go to:
Please tick this box if you do NOT wish to receive future course brochure mailings r
Non-refundable registration fee:             £400 (four-week programmes)
                                             £200 (one-/two-/three-week programmes or terms)                         £ _________________
If you are applying for multiple programmes you will need to pay the appropriate number of registration fees
Remainder of fee:                              This is the full fee minus the
                                               registration fee – see page 90 for details                            £ _________________
Additional night(s) of accommodation:          See page 89 for details of extra night(s) fees                        £ _________________
Evaluation fees:                               One course: £35; Two courses: £70;
                                               Three courses: £105; Four courses: £140                               £ _________________
Grand total:                                                                                                         £ _________________

I wish to pay by:    Credit or debit card (VISA/MasterCard/Eurocard/JCB)                    r
                     Sterling banker’s draft drawn on a UK bank                             r
                     Cheque drawn on a UK bank                                              r
                     Sterling traveller’s cheques                                           r
                     Bank transfer                                                          r
The University reserves the right to retrieve from applicants any bank charges or exchange costs that may be incurred.
CHEQUES              I enclose a cheque payable to the University of Cambridge for £_______. Please do not send cash.
                     Personal cheques drawn on a non-UK bank cannot be accepted.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD If paying by credit or debit card please ensure that your credit limit is sufficient to cover the costs of the
                  programme. You should check with your card issuer.
                     VISA/MasterCard/Eurocard/JCB (delete as appropriate) number

                     Card start date (mm/yy): __________________________            Card expiry date (mm/yy): ________________________
                     3-digit security code: ____________________________            Issue number (if applicable): ______________________
                     Name of cardholder if different from applicant: ________________________________________________________
                     Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________
                     I authorise you to charge £_______ now to my VISA/MasterCard/Eurocard/JCB (delete as appropriate) and I will pay
                     the remaining balance by the balance of payment date for my programme(s). Should you not wish the University of
                     Cambridge (ICE) to convert this amount into your home currency when taking the final balance, please tick here r

                     Cardholder’s signature ____________________________________________________________________________

                     Signature of applicant if not cardholder ______________________________________________________________
BANK TRANSFER        Please send a copy of the Bank transfer receipt with your application form. Any transfer of funds from outside the
                     UK is subject to bank charges – please confirm these with your bank. Any bank charges outstanding on arrival will
                     be charged when you register.
                     Barclays Bank, 15 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3PZ; Account Name: University of Cambridge
                     Sort Code: 201719; Account Number: 10921084; SWIFT Code: BARC GB 22
                     IBAN Code: GB96 BARC 2017 1910 9210 84
                     Please quote reference: EA + student name (eg EA + John Smith)
Please send your fully completed application form; three recent, colour passport-sized photos (3.5cm wide × 4.5cm high /1.4” x 1.8”),
with your name and programmes you are applying for clearly printed on the back; proof of English language proficiency (if required);
copy of bank transfer receipt (if required); relevant registration fee plus remaining fees if applying after balance of payment dates to:
                                           University of Cambridge International Programmes
                                                    Institute of Continuing Education
                                                        Madingley Hall, Madingley,
                                                         Cambridge CB23 8AQ, UK
                                          Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848 Email: