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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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What happens when we die? While in today’s world death is often seen as the end of the human journey, many exciting things happen after people die. This course examines the diversity of the afterlife and the many ways in which people deal with life and death. Themes explored include how to identify the dead and interpret the remains, people’s beliefs on death across time and space, what happens when dead people become evil and troublesome and how to die a good death.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

14 May 2017

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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