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Seventy Year 12 Students from London and the North West of England Visit Pembroke for Humanities & Theology Study Day

1st February 2017

On 19th January, 70 pupils from over a dozen schools across London and the North West of England attended a Humanities and Theology Study Day at Pembroke College.

Part of the OxNet access and outreach initiative, the Study Day was the opening event of Pembroke's year-long Humanities course, which sees pupils studying the Enlightenment and Romanticism, through a series of seminars and study days, culminating in a week-long residential Summer School at Pembroke in August 2017.

This course is Pembroke's flagship access programme. Since 2009 it has seen hundreds of Year 12 pupils participating from the college's target regions in Hackney, West London, and in parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, several of whom went on to make successful applications to Pembroke and other Oxford colleges.

This year, for the first time, a parallel course in Theology has also been developed as part of the North West Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, which is supported by Pembroke and based in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Find out more about Pembroke’s Access Initiatives here.

Article by Matt Garraghan, Fundraising & Development Officer for OxNet, Pembroke College.