Subject Taster Days

John MiltonLady MargaretYoung Darwin


Every year Christ's College hosts a series of Subject Taster Days, themed around the life and legacies of famous figures and alumni from the College's past. 

In 2020, the Taster Days will take place on the following dates:

The aim of these days are to give potential applicants a taste of what it is like to study these subjects at Cambridge. The programme varies in each case, but usually includes a series of lectures and workshops, a library session, a tour of the college, an admissions workshop and a buffet lunch.



This Taster Days are aimed at academically able students who meet all of the criteria below:

  • are in Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • attend an academy, school or college that does not charge fees.
  • are studying the relevant subjects at A Level, IB Higher or equivalent.
  • are interested in exploring their subject beyond the standard school curriculum.

If you are from outside the UK and are unsure about your eligibility to apply for this event, please contact us for further information.


Register your interest for a 2020 Taster Day

Although the 2020 Taster Days are some way off and applications have not opened at this stage, if you will be in Year 12 in February / March 2020 and would like to register your interest for a 2020 Taster Day, we will send you an email when applications open for the event you are interested in.

Applications for the 2020 Biological Natural Sciences, History and English Taster Days are likely to open in mid-January 2020.  Eligible Year 12 students in the 2019-20 academic year will then need to complete an application form for the relevant event in order to be considered for a place. The application form will be published on the relevant pages for Biological Natural Sciences (Darwin)History (Lady Margaret Beaufort), Economics or English (John Milton).


Practical details

All of our taster days are for students only (there are no sessions for parents & guardians).

Visiting students are responsible for getting themselves to Cambridge for taster days, however we provide travel information:

The exact timetable will vary for each event, but as a guide, we normally start at about 10.30 or 11am and finish at about 4 or 4.30pm. Lunch is provided (free of charge).