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Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning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

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.

Few figures in the history of science are as fascinating, colourful, complicated, and controversial as Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). We consider his life and science, its intellectual and historical context, and the myths around the controversy between Galileo and the Church. Galileo was one of the most interesting thinkers of all time: influential, polemical, temperamental and inspiring.


Course dates

31 Jul 2016 to 13 Aug 2016

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

18 Jul 2016

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code