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Only through the study of the past, of cause and of circumstance, we can thoroughly understand present issues, attitudes and actions. Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner (Executive Director)


The Woolf Institute Summer School aims to offer a programme of study for students that will draw on the research and teaching expertise of academics and doctoral scholars at the Woolf Institute, as well as academics within Cambridge. Given the remit of our work at the Woolf Institute, the curriculum will include an interdisciplinary approach to the study of interreligious and interfaith relations.

The Summer School aims to increase tolerance and interdependence through the design of a curriculum and a learning environment conducive to academic study and fostering understanding of the diversity of beliefs, attitudes and perspectives.

Participants will sit alongside Master's students from the Cambridge Theological Federation who are working towards one of four MA degrees recently accredited by Anglia Ruskin University. Participants have the opportunity to undertake one programme on the Summer School as an accredited MA module or choose to take one or more for personal or professional development and receive a Woolf Institute Certificate of Completion.

In 2020, the Woolf Institute will offer the following programme:

22 June - 3 July 2020: Led by Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern examines the interactions between religion and society and between the different religious communities, with a focus on Jews and Muslims, in the Middle East, southern Europe and the Balkans from the medieval era to modern times.


For further information, contact Dr Emma Harris,

Fees and Accommodation

Summer School - accreditation

  • Summer School with accommodation (B&B) - £1,950
  • Summer School with accommodation (home-stay) - £1,650
  • Summer School without accommodation - £1,300

Summer School - not-for-credit

  • Summer School with accommodation (B&B) - £1,450
  • Summer School with accommodation (home-stay) - £1,150
  • Summer School without accommodation - £800

2020: For the programme commencing on Monday 22 June 2020, you will be expected to arrive on Sunday 21 June 2020.

Please note the following:

  • Accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Included in the above fees is a Non-Refundable Deposit Fee of £300.
Application Details & Other Documentation

Interested in applying for 2020? Register your interest at

The Application Form for the Summer School programme 2020 will be available in August 2019.

If applying for accreditation, please read the relevant admissions, refund and data protection documentation at:

If applying for the programme as 'not-for-credit', please read the following:

Refund Policy

Terms and Conditions

Contact Details

For all queries, contact Dr Emma Harris at