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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 (Director of Research)

The Woolf Institute has developed Summer School opportunities to commence in summer 2019.

The Summer School aims to offer programmes 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.

The Woolf Institute will offer two programmes in July 2019:

1-12 July 2019: 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.

15-26 July 2019: Led by Dr Julian Hargreaves, New Neighbours: Diverse Parishes adopts a multidisciplinary approach to questions and debates around citizenship, identity, integration, cohesion, migration, and discrimination within religiously and ethnically diverse communities in the UK. The module will be divided into an introduction to the main themes, an exploration of the key theoretical frameworks (national identity, nationalism, and racism, for example) and the key evidence-based studies pertaining to the themes described above.


Details will be available here shortly.

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

For the first programme commencing on Monday 1 July 2019, you will be expected to arrive on Sunday 30 June 2019.

For the second programme commencing on Monday 15 July 2019, you will be expected to arrive on Sunday 14 July 2019.

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

The Application Form for the Summer School programme 2019 can be downloaded here.

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

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

Refund Policy

Terms and Conditions

Contact Details

For all queries, contact Dr Emma Harris at