Taking tea in the KSJ

Special Study Week

A unique opportunity for part-time students to study, relax and enjoy the benefits of Cambridge

 

Taking tea in the KSJ

27 July – 3 August 2019

Part-time study at Cambridge is a wonderful opportunity – but we know that it can have its frustrations. It can be difficult to find dedicated time in a life crammed with work and other commitments, and hard to make the most of being a Cambridge student.

The Wolfson Special Study Week offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of the College while you take some time out to concentrate on your research.

Whether you need to do some concentrated reading, to kick-start your writing, or to complete a crucial chapter, the week is designed to provide the environment and the support that will help you achieve your study goals.

You’ll be given a warm Wolfson welcome, a variety of structured working spaces, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation and stimulating conversation with others working in different fields.

What’s on offer

The semi-structured programme will include:

  • A Wolfson Library workshop – making the most of your library and finding resources
  • 1-1 Library support
  • Thesis writing workshop
  • 1-1 writing surgery
  • University Library tour and introduction
  • Peer writing-group sessions 
  • Drop-in tea and coffee breaks

And between times …

  • Drinks reception
  • Formal Hall
  • Walk to Grantchester for tea in the Orchard
  • Pub quiz night 
  • Film evening
  • Rowing taster sessions
  • Walking tour of Cambridge centre and Colleges

During your stay in College, you can of course enjoy use of the gym, our lovely peaceful gardens, and local countryside walking routes.

The two tutors to part-time students, Dr Debbie Pullinger and Dr Jamie Trinidad, will be around during the week as well as offering drop-in sessions for chats and advice.

Who is it for?

The week is open to any Wolfson part-time student, on any course, in any year. 

You can book in for many days as you like. But we do hope you’ll be able to stay for a week – which could include either or both weekends, to suit your diary. The programme will run throughout the week, but workshops and the Formal Hall will be on core week days. 

Book your place

Booking has now officially closed. To enquire about a late booking, please email the Part-time Adminstrator in the first instance.

What's on

Castor bean plants

Garden Tour with Head Gardener Phil Stigwood

25/07/2019 at 10.30

Phil Stigwood will be leading a tour of the gardens for all staff and students — but aimed particularly for new staff.  

Barton House Garden by Fiona Gilsenan

National Garden Scheme Open Garden

31/08/2019 at 13.00

Head Gardener Phil invites visitors to enjoy the garden as part of the National Garden Scheme Open Days.

Alumni reunion 2018

2019 Alumni Reunion & Dinner

21/09/2019 at 11.00

A great weekend to visit Wolfson and reconnect with your fellow Alumni! This year, we will be celebrating the following matriculation years: 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

Saumarez Smith

The Transformation of the Museum

16/10/2019 at 18.00

This lecture will examine the long-term changes in the ways that museums have been designed, managed and built in the post-war period, with special reference to the speaker's experience of working in three national museums.

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