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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The vision of a dystopian future has preoccupied many novelists in the 20th and 21st centuries: it has registered fears about technology and the effects of modernity upon the human body and soul; it has imagined the potential outcomes of political ideologies and cultural tendencies; it has often dramatised the struggle of the individual in the face of oppressive government or institutions. This day school will roam around some of these terrifying worlds, considering the political dystopia, ecological disaster, and at least one or two zombies.

This course is offered as a stand alone day or in conjunction with George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: truth, fiction and alternative facts


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

14 May 2017

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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