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The Fens conceal entire landscapes. The most dramatic discovery, three years ago, was a set of 3000 year old houses. Other finds are more than twice as ancient but it was extensive Roman discoveries that first showed what lies preserved here; and there is more from every era since. Can the Fens teach us to recognize such heritage elsewhere too?



This course takes place at Madingley Hall, home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.Day schools run from 10.00am to 4.45pm and include four teaching sessions of 75 minutes each. The course fee includes tea, coffee and a buffet lunch.

About Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall itself is an impressive manor house dating back to the mid-16th century. The decoration of the Saloon and the formal Stair Hall was carried out 200 years later, and the whole fabric was renovated with great care around 1900. About four miles from the centre of Cambridge, the Hall stands in several acres of beautifully-maintained gardens and overlooks a landscape which has changed relatively little since it was laid out by Capability Brown. It is just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, and only 60 minutes from London, with excellent links to London airports.

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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

25 Mar 2018

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee



Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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