Lent term

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Lent term named for Lent, the 6-week fasting period before Easter, is the name of the winter academic term at the following British universities:

and was the name of the autumn term at the University of Sydney before it swapped over to the two semester system in 1989.

The term runs from January to March and thus corresponds to Hilary term at Oxford and Dublin, and Epiphany term at Durham. At Sydney, it ran from March to May (10th to 22nd Mondays of the year).


Schools in the United Kingdom which use the name 'Lent term' include:

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