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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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From its murky beginnings in the 18th century, through the great Victorian statesmen and wartime leaders, to today’s controversies of Brexit and Boris Johnson, the office of Prime Minister has always been at the centre of controversy. It has shaped British politics, changed British society, made and maybe broken the United Kingdom itself. But what does it mean to be Prime Minister? How much power does the office command? This course will look at the development of this highest office in the land from the Georgians to Johnson. Find out what has changed – and what has stayed the same.



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 before the course starts to enable you to fully participate.

English language requirements

Teaching is in English (unless a foreign-language course). 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 ICE.

Accessibility and additional support for students 

We make every effort to meet the requirements of those students with additional needs. Please let us know about any additional requirements at the time of booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before and during your course(s).

You can also refer to our Further information for students with additional requirements section on our website.

COVID-19 Guidance

Please ensure you read our latest guidance and advice regarding COVID-19 found on our Booking terms and conditions page.

Course dates

19 Nov 2021 to 21 Nov 2021

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

14 Nov 2021

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £70 per night

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


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

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