The Cambridge Teacher Seminar is a professional development opportunity for teachers, held in Peterhouse, Cambridge. Here, teachers find an inspiring setting for intellectual reflection and cultural enrichment. The diverse program of plenary speakers and events makes accessible much of the scholarly wealth and history of the University. Learn more about the Oxbridge Teacher Seminars by viewing our online brochure. See our Oxbridge Teacher Seminar Application to apply.
The Cambridge Teacher Seminar is held in Peterhouse – the oldest college in the University of Cambridge. Despite its antiquity, Peterhouse has a long-held reputation as a center of innovation. Generations of graduates – known as “Petreans” – have contributed to the social and political upheavals that have shaped Britain and the world. Among them are the nineteenth-century polymath Charles Babbage, who is widely-credited with developing the concept of the modern computer and Sir Frank Whittle, who invented the jet engine. Participants on our Cambridge Teacher Seminar join a continuum of great thinkers stretching back through the centuries in a unique environment of living history. Accommodation is modern and comfortable. The majority of bedrooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, and participants have access to the recently-refurbished college bar. Peterhouse is within easy walking distance of all the major attractions in Cambridge, including King’s College Chapel and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Prof. Chris Sangwin is Professor of Technology Enhanced Science Education in the School of Mathematics at The University of Edinburgh. Chris studied at Oxford University and the University of Bath and previously held posts at the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University in the UK. His learning and teaching interests include automatic assessment of mathematics using computer algebra and problem solving using student-centre approaches. Prof. Sangwin is the author of a number of books, including school textbooks, and the popular science book How Round is Your Circle, which illustrates and investigates many links between mathematics and engineering using physical models.
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