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. It was also formerly used at King's College London, University of Kent, Exeter University, University of Wales, Lampeter, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Heythrop College, University of London.

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:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Term dates and calendars". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ "University Dates 2017-18". Canterbury Christ Church University. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Term Dates". Lancaster University. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Dates of Meetings Session 2017-18" (PDF). University of Liverpool. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Term dates". LSE. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Semester and Term Dates". Swansea University. Retrieved 28 July 2018.