Maths Open Day

Students in the buttery

Each year we run a Maths open day in late April or early May. This event is for academically able students from all backgrounds who are considering an application for Mathematics at Cambridge the following October. 

The date of the 2019 Maths Open Day is Saturday 27 April 2019.

Morning at Christ's College, Cambridge
(BOOKING IS OPEN, prospective students only)

At Christ's, we offer a late morning tour of the college with some of our current maths students followed by a Mathematics Applications talk. These activities will run from 11am - 1pm on 27 April 2019, and are for prospective Maths students only. 

To request a place on the student-led tour of Christ's and Maths at Christ's talk on 27 April 2019, please complete a booking request form

We are sorry that it is not possible for parents and guardians to attend the talk or College tours on this occasion, however you are welcome to walk around the public areas of Christ's / visit Cambridge if you would like to whilst your child is attending. 

Afternoon at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences / Isaac Newton Institute
(BOOKING IS OPEN, a separate booking required)

After your visit to Christ's, there is an opportunity to attend the Mathematics Faculty Open Afternoon, which normally takes place from 2pm to 5pm at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences or the adjacent Isaac Newton Institute. Information about the Faculty afternoon is published here.  

A separate booking is needed for the Maths Faculty Open Afternoon. If you would like to request a place on the 27 April 2019, please read the information and book a place

Arrangements are also made for parents and guardians who would like to listed to the afternoon lectures. See the Faculty information for further details.


Practical details

Visiting students are responsible for getting themselves to Cambridge for open days, however we provide travel information and a map of the college:

If you are in (or were previously in) Care, please read about the Care Travel Fund (eligibility criteria apply).


Important to note when choosing school subjects: 

To apply for Maths at Cambridge University, you should study Mathematics at the most advanced level available in your curriculum. 

If you are taking (UK-designed) A levels, you must take at least 3 A-levels including both Mathematics and Further Mathematics in order to meet the subject requirements. If your school does not offer Further Mathematics, you may be able to get support via the Advanced Maths Support Programme.

If you are studying in the Scottish education system, do read the notes for scottish applicants

Offers for Mathematics at Cambridge include STEP exams, which you take at your school or College, normally at the same time as your A levels, IB or equivalent. The University provides a free online STEP Support Programme.

Undergraduate Admissions / Open Days / Why choose Christ's? / Mathematics at Christ's / Maths faculty information for prospective students

"Having a chat with current students about life at Christ's was really good, as they provided a perspective which you don't really get when reading information on the website and the prospectus."

A previous open day visitor

"We were fortunate to have James as our tour guide - spontaneous, frank, amusing and most informative- he was a breath of fresh air and gave us a good idea of what it would be like to be a student resident at Christ's College - every student's dream!"

Jane, a previous open day visitor