Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

  • Woolf Summer lecture - attendees in Newnham Dining Hall
  • Row of Cambridge students at Crag talk
  • Two ladies at the Botanic Garden tour
  • 2019 Summer Course - whole class
  • Supervisions at Summer Course 2019
  • Tall pot and flowers at Botanic Gardens
  • Example of online study course
  • Group Zoom shot
  • Literature Cambridge Lecture and Audience
  • Lecturer Ann Kennedy Smith in Newnham College

Photos by Jeremy Peters and Seb Peters

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all courses

Most courses are currently live online via Zoom and you can join in from anywhere in the world.

Virginia Woolf

Fourth Virginia Woolf Season

Woolf and Love: Live online lectures once a month from September 2023 to June 2024 Learn more

Vanessa Bell - Children in the sunlit garden

Summer Courses 2024

Literature Cambridge offers intensive, five-day summer courses with leading scholars. In 2024, the theme is Virginia Woolf and Childhood. The course will run twice: first live online, the second time in person in Cambridge.

Virginia Woolf and Childhood, live online course, 8-12 July 2024. Learn more.

Virginia Woolf and Childhood, in-person course in Cambridge, 4-9 August 2024. Bookings are open.

Doris Lessing young typing

Other courses

  • Iris Murdoch and Art course, March-May 2025. Bookings are open 

  • Oscar Wilde course, March-May 2025. Bookings are open

  • Literary Gardens from Alice in Wonderland to The Waste Land, with Karina Jakubowicz, May-June 2024. Bookings are open 
  • Live online lecture: Jane Eyre, with Clare Walker Gore, 7 Sept. 2024. Bookings are open
  • The Contemporary Novel, with Joseph Steinberg, October-December 2024. Bookings are open
  • London in Literature, with Angela Harris, September-October 2024. Bookings are open 
  • Close Reading the Poetry of Mary Oliver, with Mariah Whelan. August 2024. Bookings are open
  • Close Reading the Poetry of William Wordsworth, with Mariah Whelan, October 2024. Bookings are open
  • Passion and Violence in Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy, with Fred Parker and Jan Parker. January-February 2025. Bookings are open

Alumni can enjoy the discount student price for all courses.