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 world is changing and there are growing opportunities to make a difference. We hope that our Summer School 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.

In 2024, the Summer School is scheduled to take place between 8 and 19 July and will 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.

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.

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.

Fees and Accommodation 2024

The fee is £2,370 which covers the teaching, B&B at a Cambridge College, 8 lunches, refreshments at morning breaks and some excursions. Additional charges will be noted in the application form. Included in this fee is a Non-Refundable Deposit Fee of £300.

Application Details & Other Documentation 2024

Contact Dr Emma Harris ( for the Summer School 2024 application form.

If applying for the programme as 'not-for-credit', please read the following before submitting your application:

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


If you are applying through your home university, please liaise with the relevant staff at said university before contacting the Woolf Institute.