Our Academic Taster Days are a great opportunity for students in Y12 to spend a day exploring a specific academic area at St Catz, meet with some current students, experience a taste of academic teaching and enjoy lunch in our hall.

All of our Academic Taster Days are free to attend and open to all, with places being allocated on a first come, first served basis and students attending UK state schools prioritised. Please complete this form to register to attend one of the events.

In 2023, the College will be running a series of four subject taster days:

  • Geography – Tuesday 30th May 2023, 10:30am – 4:15pm, including an academic session with Professor Fiona McConnell (Professor of Political Geography).
  • Modern Languages – Wednesday 31st May, 10:30am – 4:15pm, including the opportunity to sample a range of languages that are available at the University of Oxford. As part of this day, students will be able to choose two language sessions to participate in from a choice of Post A-Level Spanish, Post A-Level French, Beginners Czech and Beginners Italian. All students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Linguistics taster session.
  • Women* in STEM – Thursday 1st June, 10:30am – 4:15pm, including a session with Professor Susannah Speller (Professor of Materials Science) and an opportunity to try a range of STEM based courses. Students will be able to choose from sessions relating to courses including Human Sciences, Computer Science, Biochemistry and Earth Sciences. Further course related sessions will be added shortly!
  • Music – Friday 2nd June 2023, 10:30am – 4:15pm, including sample lectures with Dr Andrew Frampton and Professor Laura Tunbridge, and workshops on conducting and composition.

We will update this website shortly with further information about the detailed timetables for these events. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon!