If you’re about to tell us that the status quo is not for you, then this Cambridge summer course in innovation could be what you’re after. There certainly isn’t a better place to study the subject, as Cambridge is no stranger to innovation…
For starters, one of the world’s most famous inventors, Sir Isaac Newton, made the city his home. And from IVF through to the thermos flask and the cat flap, the city is a real hotbed for discovery. Today, the innovation of the city’s biotechnology sector has earned itself the name the ‘Cambridge Cluster’, while it is even said that football was originally invented here. So, this course could be just the ticket to discovering your own future.
From age 13 to 24, our Cambridge innovation summer courses are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
You are taught by Cambridge-based tutors with years’ worth of experience in the field of innovation.
This Cambridge-based summer course in innovation is designed to give you a much more interactive learning experience. Rather than focus on a stiff, pre-set syllabus, you get more opportunity to explore the specific areas of innovation that interest you most.
We use the world-renowned tutorial system from Cambridge University. You’ll receive a number of seminars and then a more intimate supervised study session during each week. So rather than stare at a blackboard for the duration of this short course, there is ample opportunity to draw on the tutor’s own expertise – as well as the perspectives of fellow students from around the world.
Kimron Flicker graduated with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and an MPhil in Development Studies from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She worked for three years as a private tutor in Tel Aviv, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her main research interests are Middle Eastern politics and social history.
Dr Luca PassamontiBIO
Dr. Luca Passamonti is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and NHS Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals. He works in the field of Experimental Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuroimaging at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and has written numerous research articles in high-impact factor journals on these topics. Dr. Passamonti studies the brain mechanisms underlying variability in emotional behaviours, and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, he considers the neural underpinnings of individual differences in personality traits as neuroticism, impulsivity, and aggression. Improving our knowledge of the neurological roots of personality is not only of interest theoretically but also has the potential to lead to new and brain-based approaches to manage complex neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr Sonia WojciechowskaBIO
Dr. Sonia Wojciechowska is a biotechnologist and a researcher. She studied Biotechnology and Genetic Diagnostics for her undergraduate and masters degrees in Poland, Norway and the UK. She then obtained her PhD in Molecular and Clinical Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and currently specialises in cancer research. During her doctorate, Sonia developed and characterized two new transgenic zebrafish models of human melanoma (one of them in a close collaboration with another group at the University of Cambridge) and used them to study tumour resistance mechanisms to therapy. In October 2018 she will be moving to Boston, US to broaden her research field into pediatric oncology at Harvard Medical School.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided about which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between our different UK locations.
"My course was really in-depth and engaging. I found that having a smaller class size helped me participate more and I got more one on one time with my tutor, making it easier to ask questions."
"The favourite thing about my subject was that for the first time I felt like I was challenged, coming from a person who has taken Computer Science for 3 years in school (at GCSE and A Levels), which was kind of exciting and intimidating at the same time."
"The main reason why I choose oxford summer courses was to make new experiences, both with people and for myself to grow as an individual. Looking back now, the two weeks might be one of the most memorable and I am greatly thankful and satisfied."
"The teaching is done so well here. I really like that my tutor broke down complicated issues into smaller subjects that we then discussed in-depth."
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