skip to primary navigationskip to content

Open days 2014

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July.

Booking opens in the Spring - use this link.

Where are the Open Days held?©Keith Heppell Open Day 1

The Natural Sciences Open Days are part of the University's General Open Days and will be held in a central location, close to many of the Departments and Colleges.

There is no on-site parking available, so we therefore recommend the use of the city's many park and ride services, details of which can be found on this website.

You can attend the Open Days without visiting any of the Colleges, although many of them allow informal visits late in the afternoon. Why not also take advantage of the opportunity to visit some of Cambridge's museums while you are here?

If you cannot attend either of the scheduled Open Days, see our further advice.

How do the Open Days work?

The Natural Sciences Tripos is taught by sixteen different Departments right across Cambridge; the Open Days are designed to gather information from the Departments under one roof over two days in order to make it easier for you to find out more about the courses on offer, and ask any questions you may have.

Most people spend several hours at one of the Open Days (there is no need to attend for both days) dividing their time between the central display, talks and tours. A general programme of events is provided to all who register for the Open Day and a Natural Sciences programme is available on the day.

What can I expect at the Open Days?

Most of the Departments involved in teaching will be mounting exhibits and displays. Some of these will be interactive; all will show aspects of the Departments' teaching, subjects of research and illustrate the courses available. Depending on numbers and availability, some Departments may offer talks, tours of their facilities or ask you to be involved in some basic experiments...

©Keith Heppell Open Day 2Staff and students will be present to provide information and advice. We encourage you to take advantage of talking to the people manning the displays. In most cases, they will have a large role in the design or teaching of the courses you may choose to take when you read Natural Sciences.

In addition, there will also be people on hand to offer advice on admissions and what choices would be open to you in your studies. One of the great strengths of the Natural Sciences Tripos is that you study a range of sciences in your first year; this is a time to stretch yourself, maybe learn a new subject. There will be people who can help you to explore your options and where they might lead you.

If you have any queries regarding the Open Days, or other questions about studying Natural Sciences, please email and we will endeavour to answer your enquiries. Particular enquiries about admission to the University should be directed to the admissions office.