Open Days and events

Current students waiting at the front gate

You can apply to study all Cambridge courses except Veterinary Medicine at Christ's.

We run a number of events through the year to give you a chance to see the College and facilities, and talk with our students, academics and admissions staff. These include College Open Days, University Open Days (if you want to visit more than one College) and Taster Days for specific subjects.

Most events take place in the academic year before you make your university applications. For younger students, we recommend the University Subject Matters events, and we also offer some September events for those who want to attend an open day just before making an application.

Our next Open Days and events are listed in the table below.

Date Event Who can attend?
20 Sept 2019 Christ's College tour as part of a larger Colleges Open Day BOOKING IS OPEN: Please see the information for details of how to book a place. This event is for students considering a Cambridge application in October 2019 or October 2020 who would like to visit Christ's and some other Colleges. This includes Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates. It's an opportunity to visit more than one College on the same day.
24 Oct 2019 Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in mid-September 2019. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
This event is for all students considering a Cambridge application in October 2020. This includes Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates considering an application in October 2020. The 24 October Open Day will have more detail about applying to Christ's than the 20 September event above.
19 Feb 2020 Christ's College Open Day
Booking will open in mid-January 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
This event is for students considering a Cambridge application in October 2020. Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates applying in October 2020 are also welcome.
25 Feb 2020 Economics Taster Day
(content tbc - eligibility criteria apply)
Applications will open in mid-January 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 12 students taking A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics (or equivalent) at a UK school or college that does not charge fees (see further detail).
28 Feb 2020 English Taster Day on John Milton
(eligibility criteria apply)
Applications will open in mid-January 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 12 students studying A level English Literature (or equivalent) UK school or college that does not charge fees (see further detail).
3 March 2020 History Taster Day on Lady Margaret Beaufort - 'The mother of all Tudors' 
(eligibility criteria apply)
Applications will open in mid-January 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 12 students studying A level History (or equivalent) at a UK school or college that does not charge fees (see further detail).
4 March 2020 Biological Sciences Taster Day on Charles Darwin 
(eligibility criteria apply)
Applications will open in mid-January 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Year 12 students taking A level Biology, Chemistry and Maths (or equivalent) at a UK school or college that does not charge fees (see further detail).
19 - 21 March 2020 Women in Mathematics residential 
(eligibility criteria apply)
Applications will open in late October. If you would like to receive an email reminder when applications open, please register your interest.
Women in Year 12 taking A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics (or equivalent) at a UK school or college that does not charge fees, and aged 16 or over on the first day of the residential (see further detail).
Date tbc. in April / May Maths Open Day
We are waiting for the Maths department to confirm dates (it will be on a Saturday). Booking will open in March (approx). If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
All students interested in applying in October 2020 for Mathematics at Cambridge, 2021 entry (or deferred 2022 entry). This includes Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates considering an application in October 2020.
2 & 3 July 2020 Cambridge University Open Days
Booking will open in April 2020. If you would like to receive an email reminder when booking opens, please register your interest.
Christ's College will be open as part of the university-wide Cambridge Open Days for students from all backgrounds who are considering an application in October 2020. This includes Internationalmature and post-qualification candidates.

 

Meeting with a Director of Studies

How do I request a place?

If you are interested in attending one of our events, you will need to wait until bookings / applications open and then complete an online form (following the links for the relevant event above).

If you would find it helpful to receive an email when booking opens for the event you are interested in, please feel free to register your interest by following the link for this in the table of events above.

Once you have completed the form, we will then have a record of your interest and will be able to send you an email with more information and the booking/application details, once booking is open.

Visiting the Old Library

Can I bring parents / guardians with me?

It depends on the event:

  • Parents and guardians are welcome to attend all parts of the Cambridge Open Days (July) with you, and can also join the Christ's College tours on the 20 September multi-college event.
     
  • We offer a separate short programme for one parent or guardian per prospective student on Christ's College Open Days, which take place in October, February and September.
     
  • Our Taster Day programmes in February / March (Biological Sciences, EnglishEconomicsHistory) are for prospective students only.
     
  • At the Maths Open Day, arrangements are made for parents and guardians who would like to listen to the afternoon lectures, but it is not possible to attend the morning events at Christ's College. Please see the detail.
     

Travel information and maps

Showing visitors around the College grounds

What if I need accommodation? 

We welcome students who live a long way from Cambridge. If you will need accommodation the night before one of our events, do email admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk after completing the booking request form or application form, as we may be able to help you with this. 
 

What if I can't attend? 

Don't worry - although we offer the opportunity, we know that some of you live a very long way away and it's not always possible to attend an event. There's certainly no requirement to do this before making an application to Christ's. Many students make a successful application without having visited in advance. Do read the admissions pages thoroughly and feel free to contact us if there are specific questions that you want to ask. 

If the dates of our events don't work for you but you will be in Cambridge another time, you may visit the College any time. Please see the page on visiting Christ's as a prospective student for details. 

 

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    "All of the current students were really friendly and approachable." 

    A Year 12 prospective student

    "I found the College tour particularly enjoyable because it gave us a real insight into college life. The Directors of Studies talks were also really useful because they told us what they are looking for and gave us more information about the courses which are unique to Cambridge."

    A Year 12 prospective student