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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)

Summer School 2021: 5-16 July 2021

The world is changing and there are growing opportunities to make a difference. We hope that our Summer School 2021 will motivate and inspire you!

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.

The Woolf Institute Summer School offers 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.

Students will be taught by Cambridge academics in a beautiful new building in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic destinations, and take in some of the local experiences from punting on the River Cam to visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum and attending a traditional Friday night Sabbath meal.

In 2021, the Woolf Institute will offer the following programme:

Led by Executive Director, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern introduces students to the study of religion in society and to different aspects of the history of interfaith relations in Europe and in the Middle East. Students will explore themes such as communal identity and segregation policies, and have the chance to learn about contemporary and controversial issues such as Antisemitism and Islamophobia.

Download the programme details here.

Fees and Accommodation 2021 TBC
  • Summer School with accommodation (B&B) - £1,600 TBC
  • Summer School without accommodation - £800 TBC

2021: For the programme commencing on Monday 5 July 2021, you will be expected to arrive on the morning of Monday 5 July 2021. (If arriving earlier, do contact directly.)

Please note that included in the above fees in a Non-Refundable Deposit Fee of £300.

Application Details & Other Documentation 2021

The Application Form for the Summer School 2021 will be available to download shortly.

Deadline for applications is 3 May 2021.

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

Refund Policy

Terms and Conditions

If you are applying through your home university, please liaise with the relevant staff at said university before completing the application.


If you are applying through your home university, please liaise with the relevant staff at said university before completing the application.

Contact Details

For all queries, contact Dr Emma Harris at