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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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

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.

Ancient societies may not have had smart phones or 'Top Gear', but they were still obsessed by technology and gadgets. Technology played a critical role in ancient civilisation, whether in mundane or (occasionally) spectacular ways. This course looks at a selection of ancient technologies - from pyramids to vending machines and computers - that reveal a lot more about ancient society and life. (Not to be taken with Eb4 in Ancient and Classical Worlds.)


Course dates

17 Jul 2016 to 30 Jul 2016

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

04 Jul 2016

Course director

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code