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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years and are sources for many modern medicines. Following a history of plant use in medicine we will examine how plant chemicals such as alkaloids and essential oils alleviate symptoms and help cure disease. Includes a visit to the Cambridge Botanic Garden (1.7km, c.25 mins walk, or c.20mins bus).


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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