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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Ocean warming, sea level rise and local disturbances undermine the health of coral reefs worldwide. This threatens the continued physical and economic existence of low-lying island states. This one-day course examines how climate change and development pressures are eroding coastal health and living conditions for people, and impacting on the flow of services generated by coastal systems. Discussion of a recent feasibility study for the resettlement of Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) provides a real life example of the science of climate change and civil rights coming face-to-face with strategic interests and powerful national alliances.

This course is offered in conjunction with, Oceans: a valuable resource, a vulnerable habitat, taking place on Saturday 28 October 2017. You can attend for either day or both days and complete your visit with an overnight stay as a Bed and Breakfast guest at Madingley Hall. To book accommodation, please contact our reservations team at or +44 (0)1223 746222.


Fees and bursaries


Fees for weekend courses cover tuition, meals (except breakfast) and refreshments, including morning coffee and afternoon tea during teaching hours, and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited). Accommodation can be booked for an additional fee and includes breakfast.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion). It is sometimes possible to stay for extra nights or extra meals, or to invite guests to meals, at an additional cost and by prior arrangement with the Admissions team.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Cambridge University Press Bursaries for teachers

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

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

29 Oct 2017

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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