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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term II 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

With the potential for economic and social impact, they can alter the status quo and create new opportunities. The mechanical loom and the moving assembly line revolutionised manufacturing while personal computers heralded the transition into the digital age. Today, new and potentially disruptive technologies, such as AI, robotics, commercial space travel, gene editing and renewable energies, are emerging at an increasingly fast rate. We look at the science behind some of these technologies and explore their potentials and challenges.

Course dates

26 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Course director

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code