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Libraries

As an HSPS student, you will have access to many excellent libraries, and may find that you do not need to buy any books at all:

  • the University Library (UL) off West Road, which holds over eight million books and journals
  • the Haddon Library on the Downing site, which is dedicated to Archaeology and Anthropology
  • the Social and Political Sciences Library on the New Museums site, which holds Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Social Anthropology, and Social and Developmental Psychology items.
  • The Seeley Library on the Sidgwick Site which houses the POLIS collection on the mezzanine floor of the library.
  • extensive electronic journal facilities
  • your College library.
     

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The Human, Social, and Political Science (HSPS) Tripos comprises subjects from three Departments:

Each of these departments has a worldwide reputation for teaching and research, and the HSPS Tripos is designed to serve both students who have a clear disciplinary commitment at the time of application as well as those who want a broader multidisciplinary degree.

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Tripos News

HSPS Part I students awarded The Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prizes, 2017

The prizes were awarded to: Caitlin R. Allt (Robinson), Alice C. Hawkins (King's), Isabelle R.T. Higgins (Lucy Cavendish) and Molly J. Judd (Gonville and Caius).

“I am delighted that the University has recognized Caitlin, Alice, Isabelle and Molly’s exceptional performances in the HSPS Part I examination by awarding them Holgate Pollard Memorial Prizes. These four candidates came at the top of a very large and competitive field of Part I students, and took papers stretching across the whole range of HSPS subjects – Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, and Sociology. We are proud of their performances and wish them all the best in their Part II studies.”  Dr Peter Sloman, Chair of the HSPS Part I Examiners, 2016-17