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Coronavirus Update: A message on teaching in 2020-2021

After recent reports in the media regarding the delivery of teaching in 2020-2021, we want to reassure our students and applicants that although lectures may be online from October, all is being done to ensure that the small group teaching, and as much as possible of the social and leisure interaction for which Cambridge is famous, will continue next year.

Hughes Hall and all the other Colleges are well-advanced in planning for students to be in Cambridge in the Autumn, assuming health regulations allow, and we are committed to delivering the best possible student experience.

Read the University’s statement here.

Statement from the heads of Cambridge colleges:

As heads of Cambridge colleges we have been concerned in recent days to see headlines around the world making the claim that Cambridge will be moving entirely online next year. These claims have caused unnecessary alarm to students and our wider community. We are a collegiate university, and our strength is that so much student activity takes place in colleges, from small group teaching and pastoral care to music and sport.

We will always take the latest public health advice and clearly there will be challenges in providing all this in the next academic year. Online lectures will make a key contribution. But we are determined to do our best to bring the colleges and the university back to life with intensive in-person learning in the traditional locations and the widest possible range of activities.

  • Jane Stapleton, Master, Christ’s College
  • Athene Donald, Master, Churchill College
  • Anthony Grabiner, Master, Clare College
  • David Ibbetson, President, Clare Hall
  • Christopher Kelly, Master, Corpus Christi
  • Mary Fowler, Master, Darwin College
  • Alan Bookbinder, Master, Downing College
  • Fiona Reynolds, Master, Emmanuel College
  • Sally Morgan, Master, Fitzwilliam College
  • Susan Smith, Mistress, Girton College
  • Pippa Rogerson, Master, Gonville & Caius College
  • Geoff Ward, Principal, Homerton College
  • Anthony Freeling, President, Hughes Hall
  • Sonita Alleyne, Master, Jesus College
  • Michael Proctor, Provost, King’s College
  • Madeleine Atkins, President, Lucy Cavendish College
  • Rowan Williams, Master, Magdalene College
  • Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edwards College
  • Alison Rose, Principal, Newnham College
  • Chris Smith, Master, Pembroke College
  • Bridget Kendall, Master Peterhouse
  • John Eatwell, President, Queens’ College
  • David Yates, Warden, Robinson College
  • Mark Welland, Master, St Catharine’s College
  • Catherine Arnold, Master, St Edmund’s College
  • Tim Whitmarsh, vice-Master, St John’s College
  • Roger Mosey, Master, Selwyn College
  • Richard Penty, Master, Sidney Sussex College
  • Sally Davies, Master, Trinity College
  • Daniel Tyler, acting vice-Master, Trinity Hall
  • Jane Clarke, President, Wolfson College
  • Michael Volland, Principal, Ridley Hall