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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Wagner’s tetralogy stands at the heart of Western musical tradition in the variety and multiplicity of its content, both musical and textual. This distils the essences of Nordic-Germanic Medieval traditions and contemporary philosophy in the complex genesis. This unique synthesis seems to encompass the whole meaning of life. Where do we come from? Where are we heading to? What is the purpose of creation? Of Life? Of human freedom? Of love? Of power? Using mythology, theology, literature, music, philosophy and the processes of examination and interpretation, this course tries to ascertain why these four operas contribute such stimulation, richness and reflection to out enjoyment of music.

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Requirements

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 listed in your course materials before the course starts to enable you to fully participate and get the maximum enjoyment out of your course.

English language requirements

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 us.

Accessibility for students with support requirements

We make every effort both to anticipate and to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with support requirements including those with unseen disabilities, including mental health conditions, and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.

Please ensure you let us know about any support requirements when booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before your course starts, enabling a smooth transition to your studies.

If when booking you indicate that you require additional support, you will be sent a Student Additional Requirements Form (SARF) to complete. The form asks for further details about your requirements and support needs, and requests that you submit supporting evidence.

If you have any particular requirements or queries please contact the Disability Liaison team at da@ice.cam.ac.uk 

Course dates

19 May 2023 to 21 May 2023

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

08 May 2023

Course fee

£355

Accommodation fees

Single room: £70 per night

Double/Twin room £60 per person, per night (2 people sharing)

Venue

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Course code

2223NRX032