In 2019 Summer Biblical Study in Cambridge runs from Sunday 28th July to Friday 2nd August and Sunday 4th to Friday 9th August

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment, as the discount period closes on 31st December 2018 and places are limited

The Vacation Term for Biblical Study (VTBS) was inaugurated in 1903 and delivers Summer Biblical Study in Cambridge, an annual school for all who wish to develop their understanding of the Bible through academic study.  It is known for the quality of its courses and has been addressed by many biblical scholars of national and international repute.  From its earliest days, VTBS has enabled teachers, students, ministers and laity to deepen their knowledge of biblical literature and keep abreast of current research.

The annual summer school runs for two weeks in late July and / or early August.  Each week is complete in itself, so that it is possible to attend either one or both weeks of study.  The programme also leaves time to socialise with fellow participants, relax in the College gardens, explore the historic city of Cambridge and the surrounding countryside, or engage in private study.  Participants have access to the library at Westminster College for reference and study, subject to opening times.



President: Professor Morna Hooker *

The Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita

University of Cambridge


Term Committee Chair: Dr Tim Winder 

Lectures Committee Chair: Professor Keith Elliott *

Treasurer: Dr Jane McLarty

Bursary Secretary: Rev Canon John Westwood


Janet Cowen

Professor Larry Hurtado

Nicola Pittam

Rev Richard Wyber


Term Secretary: Anna Fleisch, LLB, BA

Lectures & Publicity Secretary: Samantha Heeson, BA, MSc

Prayers Secretary: Beryl Palmer

Lectures Committee

Professor Edward Adams

Professor Paul Joyce

Professor Judith Lieu

Dr Nathan MacDonald

Professor Hugh Pyper

* Also Lectures Committee