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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme

A group of Harding Scholars sitting outside at Sutton Hoo

A group of 40 Harding Scholars took a day trip to Sutton Hoo, the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site and National Trust property situated in Suffolk.

This day trip was one in a series of both social, and training and development events funded by the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship Programme and organised by Harding Scholars. Harding Scholars are provided with an events budget each year, with the goal to help scholars polish academic and professional skills, and socialise with scholars outside of their direct field of study. This year's programme of events has included an academic writing workshop, a trip to a Cambridge Footlights performance, and a series of wellbeing tea mornings, amongst several others.

The trip to the Anglo-Saxon archaeological site primarily fell under the "social" category of events, and allowed scholars to engage with one another in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. However, there was an educational side to the trip too, as scholars gained some fascinating insight into local history and ancient culture. This type of sight-seeing trip is particularly valuable for scholars who have travelled from around the world to study in Cambridge, and who are keen to find out more about the local area.

For information about upcoming events, scholars can contact the Harding Scholar Reps.