July 2, 2023 - July 7, 2023

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and Online

How can we find hope in a world of where there are natural disasters and man-made suffering? What hope can science bring, and how does faith affect our perspectives on the present and the future?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed during The Faraday Institute Summer Course 2023, which brings together expert speakers providing insights from science, philosophy and faith across a range of topics spanning embryology to psychology and nanotechnology to neuroscience.

This course is aimed at students or university graduates from any background. No formal training in science, philosophy or theology is assumed. Although many of the speakers have a personal Christian faith, or may follow another religion, the talks are intended for those of all faiths or none.

The course will be hosted in Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge, a short walk from the heart of historic Cambridge and the river Cam. Online participation, live streaming and catchup viewing will also be made available to support delegates in different timezones.

For further details, and to ensure a place on The Faraday Institute Summer Course 2023 in person or online, please visit our main registration page here.

Standard costs are as follows:

In person rates: £825 for regular attendees or £525 for full-time students.

Special rate B&B single accommodation for 5 nights: £275

Online-only rates: £150 for regular attendees, £75 for full-time students.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

For those who are committed to engage fully with this course but are unable to afford the regular or student registration rates above, we aim to provide a small number of highly subsidised scholarship places by competitive application, details below.

Scholarships for online attendance

In the case of genuine financial hardship and/or those from low-cost-of-living countries, subsidised scholarship places for online-only attendance are provided at three price levels:

£50 (e.g. low-income early career professional, post-doc or part-time student)

£25 (e.g. low-income full-time student or unwaged)

£10 (strictly for low-cost-of-living countries only)

Payment is required at application. Applicants will be judged in competition on both merit and need. Successful applicants will be notified. Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded in full. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until places are filled. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

NOTE: Faraday scholarships and bursaries are awarded by open competition. The application procedure requires the submission of sufficient information to make assessment equitable. The Faraday Institute emphasises that it cannot engage in any discussion or correspondence about why a scholarship or bursary application is unsuccessful.

How to apply

To apply for a Faraday Scholarship place (online) you need to:

  • Fill in the application form below and submit online with the required payment (no additional registration is required).

If you have any questions regarding scholarships please contact admin@faraday.cam.ac.uk