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Institute of Continuing Education


Bookings for the 2017 Summer Programmes are now open.

Every July and August our International Summer Programmes offer adults of all ages and backgrounds an intensive learning experience with the opportunity to live in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful Colleges. Over 175 courses and seminars, plus 200 supplementary lectures make up our open-access programmes.

We offer a mix of tradition and inspiration as participants from around the world absorb the atmosphere of this remarkable place, learning from some of its finest academics – and from each other.

Summer Programmes

Interdisciplinary Summer Programme

Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme

Creative Writing Summer Programme

History Summer Programme

Literature Summer Programme

Medieval Studies Summer Programme

Science Summer Programme

Shakespeare Summer Programme

IARU Global Summer Programme

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

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