Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, English Taster Day

English Taster Day

Bookings have now opened for our 2019 English Taster Day!

Event Summary

This extremely popular and exciting annual Taster Day provides potential applicants with a flavour of undergraduate study at Cambridge and an opportunity to explore topics beyond what’s covered within the school curriculum. 

The Taster Day will consist of: a series of English taster lectures; small-group facilitated discussions with current English students, talks on applying to Cambridge and tours of the College. Attendees will also have the opportunity to chat informally with current students and the Director of Studies in English.

This event is free of charge. All attendees will receive a complimentary lunch and welcome/departure refreshments.

English Taster Day 2018 Feedback

On Monday 19 March 2018 over 30 prospective English Undergraduates attended our English Taster Day at Fitzwilliam College. Last year’s itinerary can be found here.

The feedback we received following the event was overwhelming positive and below is a sample of some of the comments we received:

"It was a relaxed and positive experience, very helpful and interesting". Lulu, student

"The lectures were great - really engaging and refreshing take on topics we are first starting to cover at A Level”. Billy, English Teacher

"I’ve enjoyed seeing my students fall in love with the idea of English at Cambridge - Fitzwilliam, so friendly and accessible". Sarah, English Teacher

Law Taster Day

Photo from the English Taster Day 2018

English Taster Day 2019

Date of event: Monday 18 March 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Attendee criteria: Year 12 students (or equivalent) from state schools and their teachers

Cost: Free

Bookings for our 2019 English Taster Day are now open! Itinerary can be found here.

Individual student booking form – for individual students wanting to attend the Taster Day. Book here. 

Booking form for school groups - a teacher can register up to three students and one accompanying teacher per school. Additional places may be allocated depending on subscription numbers, if you would like to register more than three students please email us ( and we’ll make a note on your application form. If we have any additional places we’ll contact you. Book here

Please note: registration via the above forms does not guarantee a place on the Taster Day.

The deadline for submitting an application form for the Taster Day is Monday 11 March 2019. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch