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Institute of Continuing Education


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A view of Ely Cathedral across the fens © Dr Susan Oosthuizen

The Anglo-Saxon fenland was colourfully described by the great Clifford Darby as ‘a frontier region … the resort of brigands and bandits’ in whose empty wilderness saints like Æthelthryth of Ely and Guthlac of Crowland established their new monasteries. The course critically examines these assumptions in the light of recent research which suggests fenland history was more complicated and more interesting in this period.


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

20 Nov 2015 to 22 Nov 2015

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

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Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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