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We will explore just what historical fiction is, how it developed, and how to start tracking down ideas for stories from real sources. There'll be chance to experiment with different styles, based on real historical sources, and we'll explore the use of different voices to discover how perspective changes everything. We'll consider the strengths and weaknesses of modern diction, historical diction, and blends of both, and finally, we'll look at how historical fiction overlaps with lots of other genres, from crime to fantasy, and how different approaches affect a story and the nature of research.

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Fees & bursaries

Fees

The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).

Cancellations

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.

Bursaries

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

11 Jul 2021

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

04 Jul 2021

Course fee

£115

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Course code

2021NDX236