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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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In this course we will explore an eclectic mix of profitable, artistic and moral landscapes in 18th-century England. We continue to enjoy the legacy of Brown - an ‘earthmover’ who transformed estates into profitable sinuous landscapes - and Gainsborough - an originator of the English landscape painting school. Both were country boys who retained connections to Suffolk and Northumberland, whilst enjoying the patronage of many great houses such as Chatsworth and Alnwick as well as Prior Park in Bath. At a time when science and the arts were the prerequisite of polite conversation, we will explore both.



Who can book?

Our weekend courses are open to participants over the age of 18 and courses are taught at approximately first-year undergraduate level. No academic qualifications are required and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject. Please ensure that you complete any required reading before the course starts to enable you to fully participate.

English language requirements

Teaching is in English (unless a foreign-language course). If your first language is not English, you will need to satisfy yourself that you have the required near-native command of the language to get the maximum benefit from studying with ICE.

Accessibility and additional support for students 

We make every effort to meet the requirements of those students with additional needs. Please let us know about any additional requirements at the time of booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before and during your course(s).

You can also refer to our Further information for students with additional requirements section on our website.

COVID-19 Guidance

Please ensure you read our latest guidance and advice regarding COVID-19 found on our Booking terms and conditions page.

Course dates

28 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

17 Jan 2022

Course fee



Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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