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									“The Medieval Studies Programme just
goes from strength to strength, thanks
to expert tutors and serious-minded
and enthusiastic students.”
Rowena E Archer,
Programme Director, Medieval Studies Summer School

Medieval Studies Summer
7 – 20 August
Programme Director: Rowena E Archer
Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford; Lecturer for
the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
The University of Cambridge                Special subject courses
Medieval Studies programme is              At the core of your programme of
without parallel. For fifteen years it      study are your four specialist-taught
has offered a unique opportunity for        courses, concentrating on particular
students to work with the greatest         aspects of medieval art, architecture,
British medievalists, on hand to discuss   history, literature or politics. You
their area of expertise in a way that is   choose two per week, each has five
at once challenging yet accessible. The    sessions. These special subject classes
Course Directors and guest speakers        are led by recognised experts from
encourage you to form your own             the University of Cambridge and
arguments about big historical issues,     other British universities.
but also help you to understand the
                                           Plenary lectures
complexities of your chosen topic.
                                           All participants attend the series
The Medieval Studies Summer School,        of plenary lectures focusing on
established in 1996, is intended           Pleasures and Pursuits, offering a
primarily for current undergraduate        unique opportunity to learn from
or graduate students, and college          recognised experts from this
or university teachers. It presents a      University and beyond. The plenary
valuable opportunity for anyone with       lectures are designed to form an
a primary interest in any one area         additional integrated course spread
of medieval studies to undertake           over the two-week programme and
interdisciplinary study. Others with       end with an open forum discussion.
knowledge or genuine interest in any
                                           Evening lectures
related discipline are also welcome.
                                           Additional evening lectures extend
The academic programme                     the range of subjects addressed,
• Plenary course KN0:                      and some – such as introductions to
  Pleasures and Pursuits                   weekend excursion venues or plays –
• Four special subject courses (two        are open to participants in other
  singles or one double each week)         Summer Schools.
• Evening lectures

Medieval Studies Summer
Special Subject Courses
Classes are held from Monday to Friday at the times shown. Participants choose
two courses per week, one from Group K and one from Group N.

Week 1 (7 – 13 August)
Group Ka: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Ka1                                          Ka3
The English aristocracy: anatomy             The making of England: kings
of an elite, 1066-1500                       and conquests, c600-1066
Nigel Saul                                   John Maddicott

The nobility were the dominant social        In 600 AD the country that was to
group in medieval society, lords of          become England comprised many
men and mediators of the flow of              competing kingdoms engaged in
royal patronage. Drawing on the rich         constant warfare; yet by 1066 this
documentation for the English nobility,      fragmented region had become an
we look at the nobility’s role in            exceptionally powerful and unified
managing local society, their income         state. By studying the reigns of,
and expenditure, their lifestyle, their      among others, the great Offa, the
involvement in war, their personal           greater Alfred, and the disastrous
religion and their tastes in literary and    Ethelred, we shall see how this
visual culture. (This is a double course     was achieved.
which can only be taken with Na1.)
Ka2                                          Conflict and crisis: the late
Painting with light: stained glass           medieval papacy
and the medieval church                      Joseph Canning
Sarah Brown                                  In the fourteenth century and the first
Recent art historical scholarship has        half of the fifteenth, the papacy faced
reinforced the importance of stained         a series of profound crises over its
glass as one of the central narrative        authority. This course addresses three
media of the Middle Ages. We consider        major problems: the exile at Avignon;
the craft of the art, its patronage, its     the Great Schism, when from 1378
audiences and its relationship to liturgy,   there were two papal claimants and,
devotion and the other arts of the           after 1409, three; and the radical
church in the medieval period.               challenge of the Conciliar Movement.

Group Na: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Na1                                         changes brought by the imposition
The English aristocracy: anatomy            of a foreign ruler, a new military
of an elite, 1066-1500                      aristocracy and a colonial settlement
Nigel Saul                                  of local lords; and – importantly –
This is a double course which can only      continuity from the English past.
be taken with Ka1.
Na2                                         Church building in medieval Europe
Religion, romance, satire and sex           Frank Woodman
in The Canterbury Tales                     Medieval churches are potent symbols
Colin Wilcockson                            and reminders of an age of piety, faith
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400)                 and communal effort. Products of
was a poet of remarkable emotional          necessity and ambition requiring
and poetic range from high romance,         financial management, churches
to social satire, to explicit confession,   were constantly subject to change.
to hilarious obscenity, to the mocking      We examine five essential elements –
of academic pomposity, to tragic            liturgy, aesthetics, construction,
suffering. This course attempts to           builders and patronage – to consider
indicate something of the versatility       what churches were for, what they
of one of the greatest English poets,       should look like, what kept them
and to set the works in their literary      standing, who created them and
and social contexts.                        who funded them.

Na3                                         Week 2 (14 – 20 August)
The Norman Conquest                         Group Kb: 11.00am – 12.30pm
John Maddicott
How was a small band of military            The ‘monstrous regiment’
adventurers able to conquer and             of medieval women
colonise one of the richest and best        Rowena E Archer
organised states in Europe? We
consider the origins of the Conquest        Despite a well established misogyny
in the reign of Edward the Confessor;       within a firmly patriarchal society,
its course and resistance to it;            women played a vital, sometimes
dominant role in the medieval world.      and the highest achievements
This course will explore those            of English architecture.
ingrained prejudices but by
examining women of substance,             Kb4
from queens to townswomen it              Memento mori. Mortality
will be evident that there was a far      and morality in medieval art
greater interdependence between           Sophie Oosterwijk
men and women than much                   Thoughts of death and doom were
theoretical literature would suggest.     major factors in the creation of
(This is a double course which can only   medieval art. In this course we will
be taken with Nb1.)                       look at the varieties of ‘macabre’ art
                                          from Doom paintings to the Danse
Kb2                                       Macabre, the aesthetics and the moral
England’s first heresy: John Wycliffe       lessons that viewers were intended to
and Lollard texts
                                          derive from such imagery.
Richard Rex
In the contentious arena of late          Group Nb: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
medieval history, few subjects arouse
more controversy than John Wycliffe        The ‘monstrous regiment’
and ‘Lollardy’. Through close attention   of medieval women
to some selected documents, this          Rowena E Archer
course will investigate the nature
                                          This is a double course which can only
and significance of England’s native
                                          be taken with Kb1.
heresy, observing how academic
preconceptions and other
preoccupations have given rise to         Medieval London
misreadings and overinterpretations.      Caroline Barron

Kb3                                       In three hundred critical years the city
Edward II: an unsuitable king?            of London developed a sophisticated
Philip Morgan                             system of government, encouraging
                                          commercial activity at home and
In the celebrity version Edward II
                                          abroad, allowing its inhabitants to live
started out his rule with a boyfriend,
                                          in comparative peace and prosperity.
but lost his throne to a conspiracy
                                          We consider how that stability was
led by his wife and her lover. More
                                          achieved and study some of the men
importantly his twenty-year reign
                                          (and women) who contributed to its
(1307-27) was marked by political
                                          prosperity and cultural diversity. The
murders, wars for Scottish
                                          course draws mainly upon the city’s
independence, European famine
                                          own sources.

Nb3                                        Nb4
Byzantine art and culture, 330-1453        English radicals and revolutionaries,
James Malpas                               1376-1414
                                           Philip Morgan
We explore the grandeur of Hagia
Sophia in Istanbul, the stupendous         This course examines the political,
mosaics in Constantinople, Ravenna         social, cultural history of late medieval
and San Marco in Venice, the               England through the prism of its
extraordinary skills of ivory workers,     radicals, mystics and writers. How do
enamellists and illuminators of            politics, literature and piety connect
manuscripts emerging from the              to each other? What happens when
thousand-year history of the empire        climate changes, plague kills on a
Constantine established at Byzantium.      mass scale, peasants revolt, kings get
We relate these treasures to the social,   deposed and murdered? And how will
cultural and religious dimensions of       you feel afterwards about Heath
this polyglot, dynamic, yet in many        Ledger’s version of the Knight’s Tale?
ways essentially mysterious, culture.
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.
St Catharine’s College                        Clare College
Accommodation available for: Science,         Accommodation available for: Science,
Literature, History, Shakespeare,             Literature, History, Shakespeare,
Medieval Studies                              Medieval Studies
Facilities include: Wireless internet         Facilities include: Wireless internet
access; Computer room; Laundry                access; Computer room; Wired laptop
room; Chapel/Prayer room; Gardens;            connections in room; Telephones
Sports facilities                             (public); Laundry room; Bar/Common
                                              room; Chapel/Prayer room; Gardens
Location on map: H
                                              Location on map: J/K
St Catharine’s College was founded
in 1473 by Robert Woodlark, former            Founded in 1326 as University Hall
Chancellor of the University. Originally      and re-founded in 1338, Clare is the
established for the study of ‘philosophy      second oldest Cambridge College.
and sacred theology’, Woodlark also left      The College takes its name from
elaborate instructions with regard to the     Lady Elizabeth de Clare, a wealthy
prayers to be said for the benefit of his      granddaughter of Edward I who
soul following his death. The College         endowed the foundation of 1338.
was rebuilt in the seventeenth century        The present main court was built by
with work on the main court beginning         local architects, Grumbold and son,
in 1674 and the chapel completed thirty       between 1638 and 1715; Grumbold
years later. Today the College is an          also built Clare’s unique bridge, now
intriguing mix of the old and the new         the oldest on the Cam. The imposing
and is set in the heart of the ancient city   Memorial Court, where you will be
of Cambridge.                                 living, was designed by Gilbert Scott
                                              in the 1920s and helped to accommodate
We have been advised that there may
                                              women undergraduates when Clare
be some building works at the College
                                              became one of the first colleges
during the period of the Summer Schools,
                                              to become co-residential in 1972.
but that any building noise should be
limited to day time, when you will be         Breakfast and dinner will be a
in lectures (at least until mid-afternoon).   five-minute walk away in Old Court,
                                              reached by crossing Grumbold’s
                                              famous bridge.
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

Booking terms and conditions
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-
student visitor visas can only be issued   based test, must take the Test of
to applicants over the age of 18.          Written English (TWE) at the same
Students will be asked to show their       time. A paper-based TOEFL score
passports upon registration.               without the TWE is not acceptable.
                                           The minimum requirement is 600 in
It is advisable to view the Home Office
                                           the paper-based TOEFL test with 5.0
UK Border Agency website regarding
                                           in the TWE. The minimum require-
visa applications:
                                           ments must be achieved in the same
                                           sitting and no more than two years
                                           before the start of the programme.
                                           Our institution code for TOEFL is 7207.
Language requirements
                                           Students with Cambridge CAE are
All teaching for the Summer Schools
                                           required to achieve grade C or above.
is in English. Applicants must satisfy
themselves and the organisers of the       You need to include original or certified
Summer Schools that their English is       copies of these results with your
of a standard high enough for them         application form. Without these
to be able to understand and follow        documents, we will not be able to
arguments presented in written and         process your application.
spoken English at university level. We
                                           Please contact us if you do not have a
require all applicants (except those
                                           formal English language qualification.
opting to do EAP or IELTS) whose first
language is not English to have one        Fees
of the following test results.             A registration fee of £200 for each
                                           one-/two-/three-week programme
IELTS (International English Language
                                           or term, or £400 for a four-week
Testing System) is the University’s
                                           programme must accompany all
preferred test. Details can be obtained
                                           applications received before the
from local British Council offices. The
                                           balance of payment date for the
minimum requirement is an overall
                                           relevant programme (see overleaf). This
band score of 6.5 with not less than
                                           registration fee is part of the full fee for
6.5 in speaking, listening, writing
                                           the programme quoted on page 89.
and reading.
                                           Applications will not be processed until
In the TOEFL internet-based Test (iBT),    the registration fee is received. The
the minimum requirement is an              registration fee is non-refundable (after
overall score of 100, with a minimum       acceptance) and is non-transferable to

other participants or other years. The     £105 and for four courses £140. Please
remainder of the fee must be paid by       note that once an application has been
the balance of payment date, below.        accepted, fees cannot be refunded if a
Applications sent after the balance of     student decides to drop an evaluation.
payment date before the application
deadline must be accompanied by the
                                           Appeals procedures are in place for
full fee payment. If the full fee is not
                                           participants on the University’s Summer
paid by the balance of payment date
                                           Schools who undertake written work
the University reserves the right to
                                           for evaluation. Details of these will be
cancel the application and allocate
                                           sent to accepted students.
places to those who may be on waiting
lists for courses or accommodation.        Programme/term change
                                           Administrative costs are incurred in
Balance of payment dates
                                           changing programmes/terms. Any
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.
Programmes and courses                     Course change
We reserve the right to alter details of   Any registered student who wishes to
any course should illness or emergency     change from one course to another
prevent a Course Director from             (where places are available) must pay
teaching. In such circumstances, we        an administration fee of £10 for each
would endeavour to provide a               course change made. Please note:
substitute of equal standing. Should       course changes cannot be made
a course have to be cancelled due to       once your course has started as this
very low enrolment, any participant        will prevent you from fulfilling
enrolled on that course would be           attendance requirements and from
contacted immediately, and an              receiving a certificate.
alternative course place arranged.
                                           Certificates and grade reports
Evaluation                                 We reserve the right to retain
An evaluation fee of £35 is charged for    certificates and grade reports if fees
the assessment of written work in one      are still outstanding on completion
special subject course. The charge for     of programmes, or if library books
evaluation in two courses is £70 and,      have not been returned.
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:

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