Subject Taster Evenings

Students in a supervision

Each summer term, we run a programme of virtual Subject Taster Evenings for year 12, S5, or equivalent students at UK state (non-fee-charging) schools and colleges. They feature the chance to meet our Directors of Studies, hear from our students, and experience a taste of Cambridge-style teaching. 

2023 dates

We encourage prospective applicants to sign up for as many subjects as they like! Attending more than one subject evening can help inform your eventual subject choice. If you're unfamiliar with any of the subjects listed below or would like to learn more about them, you can read their subject profile.

Wednesday 19th April Architecture Medicine and Veterinary Medicine  
Thursday 20th April Geography Philosophy  
Monday 24th April History of Art Natural Sciences (Biological)  
Tuesday 25th April Land Economy    
Wednesday 26th April Engineering English Psychological & Behavioural Sciences
Thursday 27th April Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology Economics
Monday 1st May Law Mathematics Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion
Tuesday 2nd May Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Computer Science Education
Wednesday 3rd May History Natural Sciences (Physical)  
Thursday 4th May Linguistics Music  
Monday 8th May Classics    
Tuesday 9th May Archaeology Modern & Medieval Languages  
Wednesday 10th May Human, Social & Political Sciences    

Each subject listed in a cell has its own Taster Evening - i.e. on Thursday 20th April, for example, there will be two separate Taster Evenings, one for Geography and one for Philosophy. Unfortunately, it is not possible to attend more than one Taster Evening on the same day, so we have tried to avoid clashes in similar subjects.

If you are interested in a joint honours course like History & Politics or History & Modern Languages, we suggest you sign up for Taster Evenings for both subjects.


Each Subject Taster Evening will run from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, and will involve:

  • A talk from a Director of Studies/academic in the subject about the course at Cambridge and Caius, and the chance to ask questions;
  • A taster lecture or interactive session from a Cambridge academic;
  • A question-and-answer session with current students in the subject.

Sign up

More information about signing up is available through your school or on the Undergraduate Study website (just search for "Gonville & Caius").