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TEAtime Lectures

The Parkes Institute is also involved in the Humanities TEAtime lecture series for schools and colleges.

What is TEAtime?

TEAtime (Technology, Engineering and the Arts) is a free, exciting and informative lecture series giving students in years 11, 12 and 13 (last year of GCSE, and A Level) the opportunity to connect subjects they are studying in the national curriculum with current University research, and involves our academics across the disciplines. The Humanities TEAtime lectures series is delivered by leading academics in their fields.

When is TEAtime?

TEAtime lectures take place during school hours (12.00 - 15.30) and lunch will be provided.

The programme for 2012/13 was as follows:

Each afternoon will run as follows:

Schools arrive and register
Information stands with University of Southampton staff and students available to answer questions on courses, fees and funding

12.00 - 12.15
Welcome and introduction to the University of Southampton

12.15 - 13.00

13.15 - 14.15
Choice of TEAtime workshop

14.30 - 15.30

What will my students gain from TEAtime?

How can I book spaces on the TEAtime lecture series?

All students attending must be in years 11-13 and studying Humanities subjects. Please note that students must be accompanied by at least one teacher or representative from the school.

We would advise you to book your place as early as possible to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please email

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