History Summer School
20 July – 2 August 2014
Programme Director: Dr David Smith FRHistS
A team of eminent historians offer courses that cover a wide range of problems and themes in British, European and global history. You can choose courses that complement one another or you may wish to select ones that address the broadest possible historical period.
Who can apply?
Programmes are open to university students, professionals and those with other life experience; gap-year students preparing for university may also apply (students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian if under 18 when the programme commences). Participants must also meet our language requirements.
How to apply
To apply for this programme, first select the courses you wish to study from the list below.
Please download an application form and submit by fax or post. Online booking is now closed.
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- Four special subject courses
(two per week)
- Plenary course LM0:
- Evening lectures
Special subject courses
Courses are led by members of the University’s Faculty of History and visiting academics. You may wish to attend courses which most obviously complement one another or you may make a selection which covers the broadest historical period possible.
Week 1 (20 – 26 July)
Group La: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Group Ma: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Week 2 (27 July – 2 August)
Group Lb: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Group Mb: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Mb1 Kingdom and conquest: forging Protestant Ireland, 1540-1800
Mb2 The Jesus Wars: from the Enlightenment to Sacré-Coeur
Mb3 The dark years: occupied France 1940-44
Mb4 The British Empire in the Great War
Each year, eminent historians from the University of Cambridge and beyond are invited to contribute plenary lectures related to a chosen theme. The theme of this year’s morning plenary lectures is International Relations. Collectively, the lecturers will examine how nations have interacted in both war and peace, drawing on a wide range of historical examples chosen from various periods and different parts of the world. They will explore the nature of such relationships and how and why they have often proved so problematic.
Additional general evening lectures will add to your enjoyment of the programme.
Accommodation is available for participants who want to stay in a Cambridge College. Please see the accommodation options available for this programme.
Non-residential attendance is also available if participants prefer to find their own lodgings.
Programme fees include tuition, bed, breakfast and evening meals unless otherwise indicated.
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University of Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760850
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 760848
Teaching and assessment is in English. Students for whom English is not their first language should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.
Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Summer Schools brochure download page.
20 July 2014
2 August 2014
7 July 2014
1 week options available
International Summer Schools
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