Important dates

  • Registration and abstract submission deadline: 1 May
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 June
  • Payment deadline: 20 June

Payment details and access link to the on-line registration portal will be posted by e-mail upon the acceptance of abstracts.

School fee

The regular registration fee is £700 and includes:

  • attendance to the school (from Sunday 24 Sep - Friday 29 Sep 2017)
  • lunches, coffee and tea breaks, dinners for 5 days
  • outdoor activities
  • accommodation at Girton College for 5 days (arrival on Sunday, departure on Friday)

A reduced registration fee of £180, only available to students and researchers from Cambridge, includes attendance to the school and lunches, but no dinner or accommodation.


If you cannot pay per credit card or the University/Organization is paying for you, an invoice can be sent on your request. Please click on the appropriate radio button at payment methods. The invoice will then be sent by e-mail. After the receipt of payment a confirmation (PDF) will be sent.


COST members can be (partially) reimbursed after they have registered and paid for the Summer School. More information can be found under Reimbursement COST.

Letters of Invitation

All requests for letters of invitation should be sent to the organisers of the School:
In order for us to provide a suitable letter, please enclose the following information in your e-mail: full name and address, date of birth, length of visit and passport number.

Certificate of attendance

Certificates of attendance can be obtained on request during and after the Summer School.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations are accepted by e-mail to the organisers of the School: The registration fee will be refunded 30% for cancellations received no later than June 15, 2017. Thereafter no refunds will be made.