There will be no in-person lectures at the University of Cambridge until the Summer of 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school announced today.
Much teaching at Cambridge takes place not as lectures but in small group sessions, and the university announced that it may be possible for these to convene in-person if it is possible to do so while meeting “social distancing” requirements, according to the BBC.
Here’s the text of the announcement:
The university is constantly adapting to changing advice as it emerges during this pandemic. Given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the university has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year. Lectures will continue to be made available online and it may be possible to host smaller teaching groups in person, as long as this conforms to social distancing requirements. This decision has been taken now to facilitate planning, but as ever, will be reviewed should there be changes to official advice on coronavirus.
Teaching at Cambridge has been online-only since March.
The BBC also reports that the University of Manchester announced that lectures in its Fall 2020 term would be online only.