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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


AMES Faculty Virtual Open Day

Due to the effects of the coronovirus pandemic, the University will be hosting Open Days virtually until further notice. The next University-wide Open Day will be held on 2nd & 3rd July, 2020.

Details of the University-wide "Virtual Tour" event may be found here. From Monday, 29th June to Sunday, 5th July you will be able to find out about the University and Colleges by accessing pre-recorded presentations about our courses, the Colleges and departments, the application process, student life, and finance. 

On Thursday, 2nd July, from 12.00-12.40, you will have the opportunity ask current students and staff questions in a live Q&A session hosted by Dr Assef Ashraf (Persian) and Dr Vicky Young (Japanese)

Below you can find videos of a few sample lectures and subject introductions we've prepared for the Open Day. Most of these are taken from the AMES Faculty YouTube channel.

Dr Assef Ashraf talks about the admissions process with reference to our Faculty

Dr Assef Ashraf outlines the Undergraduate courses offered by our Faculty

Dr Saussan Khalil talks about the course in Arabic Studies here at Cambridge

Some of our students and Prof. Hans van de Ven introduce Chinese Studies

Modern Hebrew Studies at Camridge by Dr Yaron Peleg

Introduction to Japanese Studies at Cambridge (from the Japanese Studies YouTube channel)

Language Tasters: our students talk about some of their favourite words 

Farida el Keiy gives an overview of the Arabic Studies Year Abroad

Prof. Hans van de Ven gives a mini lecture on "China's Second World War"

A student's-eye view of studying Hebrew at Cambridge.

Japanese Studies sample lecture "Mapping Visual Culture" with Dr Joshua Batts

Prof. Roel Sterckx gives a mini-lecture about "Food Culture in China"

Prof. Roel Sterckx addresses the question "Who is Confucius?"

Hebrew Language Taster by Prof. Geoffrey Khan

Further Information and Enquiries

We are engaged in various outreach activities throughout the year. For further information or advice, please contact us.

For general enquires:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue

Phone: +44 (0) 1223 335106

Twitter: cambridgefames

YouTube: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Several of our subject areas have dedicated social media presences