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Online Lifelong Learning Summer School

New for January 2021!

Monday 11 January – Friday 22 January 2021

Founded in 1869 Girton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. The College’s beautiful buildings and spacious grounds are located just outside the city centre, and Girton is well known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

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

Participants will take a course entitled 'The Lives of Winston Churchill: from Victorian Britain to End of Empire, 1876-1965', which explores Churchill’s fascinating life in the context of an important period in British history.

The course will comprise seven and a half hours of live online teaching. There are no exams; participants study for the joy of learning. Course material is accessible to all, and only an interest in the subject is required.

The course syllabus and timetable can be found below:

Although the summer school will be online this year, we will help participants appreciate Cambridge and its history through a couple of special talks or visits.

There will also be an online social event to encourage participants to get to know one another.

  • The fee for this online programme is £150 per person.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable.
  • The payment deadline is 5 January 2021.
  • Places on the summer school are filled on a first come, first served basis, so early application is strongly advised.
  • The application deadline is 1 January 2021 and the payment deadline is 5 January 2021.
  • Fees paid are non-refundable.
  • The College will endeavour to provide the programme as described on these web pages. In the unlikely event that the instructor has to withdraw their course due to illness or other exceptional reason, the College will seek to offer a replacement course in the same subject area.
  • In submitting an application form to the Lifelong Learning Summer School, applicants agree to abide by the College rules.

Applications are now open for the 2021 online Lifelong Learning Summer School!

To apply please complete this online application form.

Or, to simply register your interest in this or future Lifelong Learning programmes, please contact the Summer Programmes Department.