Bookings are now open for the Robinson College Subject Masterclasses, which will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2021 for the Biological Sciences Stream and Thursday 7th July 2021 for the Arts and Social Sciences Streams (approx 10am-4pm). 

The masterclasses aim to give academically-able Year 12 students studying at state-maintained schools the opportunity to explore a subject they are interested in studying at university. Due to COVID-19 limitations, this year's masterclasses will combine multiple different subject sessions, so we particularly encourage applications from students who are trying to decide between subjects to study at university. The event will also include an introduction to the admissions process, a college tour and a chance to ask questions to current Robinson students.

The event is free of charge and will include refreshments and lunch.

Please note that should the event be cancelled due to any further COVID-19 restrictions, we will refund all reasonable travel expenses. As of the government's announcement on 14 June 2021, the masterclasses will be going ahead in-person with certain safety measures in place.


Subject Streams

Biological Sciences Stream (Tuesday 6 July)

  • Biological Natural Sciences
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Medicine 

Arts Stream (Wednesday 7 July)

  • English Literature
  • Modern and Medieval Languages (MML)
  • Philosophy
  • Classics

Humanities and Social Sciences Stream (Wednesday 7 July)

  • Law
  • HSPS
  • Geography
  • Economics



Registrations are currently open via the following form:

Please note that places are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, and we will prioritise applications from students based on A Level (or equivalent) options and whether students meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are currently in or have previously been in local authority care
  • Are eligible or have previously been eligible for Free School Meals
  • Are currently living in an area with low progression rates to Higher Education (POLAR 4) or of high socio-economic deprivation (IMD)
  • Are currently attending a school with low progression rates to higher-tariff Higher Education institutions
  • Are the first in their immediate family to attend university
  • Are from an ethnic minority group currently underrepresented at the University of Cambridge (Black African, Black Caribbean, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Arab, Roma, British Romani, Irish (or other) Traveller, or are of a mixed heritage consisting of any of the above)
  • Live or attend a school in one of our link areas of Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, or the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Bookings will close on 25 June. Places will be confirmed on 28 June.