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Lifelong Learning Programme Outline

A programme specifically designed for adult learners from around the world

Lifelong Learning Summer Programme

Sunday 18 August – Saturday 31 August 2024

This residential summer school gives lifelong learners the extraordinary opportunity to experience something of Cambridge student life in the context of a programme specifically designed for adult learners from around the world.

Girton College is one of the larger constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, and its beautiful buildings, excellent facilities, including a gym and indoor swimming pool, and spacious grounds are located just outside the city centre.  Ultimately, Girton is a wonderful place in which to meet other lifelong learners in comfortable surroundings and as part of a friendly community.

Choose to attend the full two-week programme, or opt to attend for just one week (Sunday 18 August – Saturday 24 August 2024, or Sunday 25 August – Saturday 31 August 2024).

Participants take two academic courses per week.

Evening Talks

In addition to the academic courses on offer, a series of evening lectures are also provided to help participants learn more about Cambridge and the research that is going on in the University.

In past summers, these lectures included:

  • Dr Amy Donovan on Extreme Volcanoes
  • Dr Caroline Shenton on a Thousand Years of the British Parliament
  • Dr Ben Outhwaite on the University of Cambridge’s Genizah Collection
  • Dr Hazel Mills on the History of Girton College
  • Dr Ewan St John Smith on the Peculiarities of the Naked Mole-Rat and What We Can Learn From Them.

Further information 

Discover what the summer school timetable might look like, by clicking the link below.

How to apply

Applications for Summer 2024 are open now! Please find our simple online application form below.

Apply here
Lifelong learning student