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 to Cambridge the following October. 

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

Morning at Christ's College, Cambridge (booking required)

At Christ's, we normally offer a late morning tour of the college with some of our current maths students followed by a Mathematics Applications talk. These activities generally run from 11am - 1pm. Accompanying parents and guardians are welcome to participate in the College tours if you would like to, but the talk is always for students only. 

To request a place on the talk and tour of Christ's, you'll need to complete a booking request form (available on this page nearer the time). If you would like to receive an email when booking opens, you can register your interest

Afternoon at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (a separate booking required)

After the visit to Christ's, there is an opportunity to attend the Mathematics Faculty Open Afternoon, which normally takes place from 2pm to 5.30pm at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Information about the Faculty events is published here each year.  

A separate booking is needed for the Maths Faculty Open Afternoon, and we provide a link on this page once available.  


Practical details


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 Further Maths Support Programme.

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

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