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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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

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 continent of Antarctica sits over the South Pole, frozen, ice-covered and remote. It is extremely cold, windy, dry, and covered by an ice sheet that is over 4km thick in places. Very little life can survive on this frozen landscape but the surrounding oceans are teeming with life. What happens on this continent today affects the whole Earth through sea level rise as ice sheets melt, and the cold ocean interacts with global climates. A team of subject specialists look at how these important features are responding to global change. Includes a visit to the British Antarctic Survey (3.2km, c.40 mins walk, or c.20 mins bus/walk)


Course dates

12 Jul 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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