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A sign stands outside Kings College chapel, part of the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, UK. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Cambridge University moves all lectures online until 2021

A sign stands outside Kings College chapel, part of the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, UK. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

One of the UK’s top universities is moving all face-to-face lectures online for the coming academic year because social distancing measures will probably remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Cambridge University, which traces its history back more than 800 years, said that it may be possible to host smaller groups in person, as long as they conform to requirements around social distancing.

  • “This decision has been taken now to facilitate planning, but as ever, will be reviewed should there be changes to official advice on coronavirus,” a Cambridge university spokesperson said in an email.
  • University campuses have been closed this term by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Oxford University said it plans to remain open to all students in the 2020/2021 academic year and that it will continue to adjust to government updates