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This course takes as its subject the nature and the representation of British childhood from the medieval period to the present day. We will explore the ways in which childhood could be said to have been 'invented' in different historical moments, and the kinds of ideals and anxieties which inform the definition of what childhood should be and what a child is.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Course dates

15 Oct 2015 to 12 Nov 2015

Course duration

5 week(s)

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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