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Institute of Continuing Education


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Through talks and group discussions, we will explore the evolution of life on planet Earth: from the first replicating molecules to the evolution of 'superorganisms'. We will discuss what we mean by 'life' and the key processes that have led to such a bewildering diversity of species that share our planet. This day-school will provide a taster for anyone considering enrolling in Certificate or Diploma courses in evolutionary biology or genetics.


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.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

25 Jun 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee




Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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