Faculty Open Day Information - Undergraduate Mathematical Tripos
The Faculty of Mathematics holds two open days for prospective applicants each year. This year, the Faculty is holding two open days, on the afternoons of Saturday 27 April and Saturday 11th May 2013.
Many colleges hold an open day (often a special mathematics open day) on the same day as a Faculty open day, and the idea is that students will visit a college in the morning and then attend the Faculty open day in the afternoon. Colleges will choose one of the two days above for their open days; details for 2013 are given below.
The Faculty open day consists of short lectures intended to give sixth formers an idea of what it is like to study mathematics at a high level. Talks start at 2.30pm in Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site (Sidgwick Avenue) and finish at about 4.40pm.
There follows a list of all Colleges (the link is to the College entry in the University Prospectus). An integer in the range 0-2 precedes the name of each college: 1 or 2 means that the college is having an open day on the morning of the first or second of the Faculty open days; 0 means that the college is not holding open days on either of these mornings.
* Lucy Cavendish College only accepts women applicants who will be 21 or over at entry
If you wish to attend the Faculty open day, you should arrange to visit a College from the above list in the morning, by contacting the College Admissions Office directly.
You should tell the College that you intend to attend the Faculty open day in the afternoon. The College will supply you with further details of the arrangements for the Faculty Open day, and will give you all the Mathematics Faculty course leaflets, when you arrive.
Note that it is extremely unlikely that accommodation will be available in Colleges (since the open day is in the middle of term). The Cambridge Tourist Information Centre telephone number is (01223) 322640.
Please be aware that it is quite possible that there will not be enough spaces in the Lady Mitchell Hall for any parents and teachers who wish to attend the lectures in the afternoon. (If numbers do exceed those permitted by fire regulations, non-students will be asked to leave). Note that the lectures will only be accessible to those who have a level of mathematical expertise corresponding to at least half an A-level.
Parking will not be available on the Sidgwick site because of other university events taking place on that day.