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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Interdisciplinary Summer Programme Term II.

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.

The English country house as a cultural concept was celebrated in 17th-century poetry and has been a favourite setting and theme for many a novel since the 18th century. This course explores two traditional examples, E M Forster’s Howards End (1910) and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (1946) before discussing Ian McEwan’s post-modern use of it in Atonement (2001).


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code